Chelsea F.C. Reserves and Academy

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Chelsea F.C. Reserves and Academy
Chelsea FC.svg
Full name Chelsea Football Club Reserves and Academy
Nickname(s) The Royal Blues
Founded 1948
Ground Stamford Bridge
Ground Capacity 41,837
Owner Roman Abramovich
Chairman Bruce Buck
Manager Dermot Drummy (Reserves)
Adrian Viveash (Youth team)
Tamás Kiss (Academy)
League Barclays Under-21 Premier League (Reserves)
Elite Player Performance Plan (Academy)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Chelsea F.C. Reserves are the reserve team of Chelsea Football Club. They are members of the Premier Reserve League Southern Division and won the Division Championship in 2010 - 11. The team mainly consists of Under-21 players at the club, although senior players occasionally play in the reserve side, for instance when they are recovering from injury. The reserves team is coached by Dermot Drummy.

Chelsea F.C. Academy are the youth team of Chelsea Football Club. It is a member of the Premier Academy League. They have won the FA Youth Cup in 1960, 1961, 2010, 2012 and ended being runners-up in 1958, 2008. The youth team is coached by Adrian Viveash. The academy is regarded as one of the best in English football[citation needed] and has produced many great players such as the brothers Ron and Allan Harris, Peter Bonetti, Bobby Tambling, Barry Bridges, Bert Murray, John Hollins, Peter Osgood, Ray Wilkins, Graeme Le Saux, Bobby Smith, Terry Venables, Jimmy Greaves and John Terry among many others.

Neil Bath is the current academy manager who is responsible for the day to day operation of the academy along with Michael Emenalo who is the current Technical Director, having been promoted from Assistant First Team Coach, and largely responsible for exploring and recruiting new young players around the world. Adi Viveash is the current youth team manager he was previously an academy and assistant reserve team coach.

From 2007-2010 the Reserve team played their home games at Brentford's Griffin Park Stadium. Currently they play their home games at the club's training ground at Cobham and temporarily use the clubs's home ground Stamford Bridge for the big matches. Starting from the 2012-2013 season, the Under-21s moved back to Griffin Park for the majority of their matches. The Academy Team play their home games at the club's training ground.

Reserves squad[edit]

As of 23 January 2014 Chelsea F.C. Under-21 Squad UEFA Champions League squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
35 Denmark DF Andreas Christensen
36 Scotland FW Islam Feruz
47 England MF Lewis Baker
51 Belgium DF Tika Musonda
England GK Mitchell Beeney
England DF Dion Conroy
England DF Fankaty Dabo
Scotland DF Alex Davey
England DF Sam Hutchinson
No. Position Player
Tanzania DF Adam Nditi
Ghana DF Daniel Pappoe
England DF Kevin Wright
France MF Jeremie Boga
England MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Sweden MF Isak Ssewankambo
England MF John Swift
England FW Isaiah Brown
England FW Alex Kiwomya

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
32 Brazil DF Wallace (on loan to Inter Milan until 30 June 2014)
37 Burkina Faso MF Bertrand Traoré (on loan to Vitesse until 30 June 2014)
45 England DF Nathaniel Chalobah (on loan to Middlesbrough until 30 June 2014)
59 Nigeria DF Kenneth Omeruo (on loan to Middlesbrough until 30 June 2014)
Croatia GK Matej Delač (on loan to FK Sarajevo until 30 June 2014)
England DF Todd Kane (on loan to Blackburn Rovers until 30 June 2014)
Chile MF Cristián Cuevas (on loan to FC Eindhoven until 30 June 2014)
Mexico MF Ulises Dávila (on loan to Córdoba CF until 30 June 2014)
Belgium MF Thorgan Hazard (on loan to Zulte Waregem until 30 June 2014)
No. Position Player
Ghana MF Christian Atsu (on loan to Vitesse until 30 June 2014)
England MF George Saville (on loan to Brentford until 30 June 2014)
England MF Billy Clifford (on loan to Royal Antwerp until 30 June 2014)
Slovakia FW Milan Lalkovič (on loan to Walsall until 30 June 2014)
England FW Patrick Bamford (on loan to Derby County until 30 June 2014)
Uruguay FW Jhon Pírez (on loan to CD Leganés until 30 June 2014)
Croatia FW Stipe Perica (on loan to NAC Breda until 30 June 2014)
Colombia FW Joao Rodríguez (on loan to Uniautónoma until 30 June 2014)
Croatia MF Mario Pašalić (on loan to Hajduk Split until 30 June 2014)
England MF Luke Comasky (on loan to Inter Milan until 16 December 2014)

Academy squad[edit]

As of 10 September 2012 Chelsea F.C. Academy Squad UEFA Champions League squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Bradley Collins
England DF Ola Aina
England DF Jordan Houghton
England DF Isaac Christie-Davies
England DF George Brady
Sweden DF Ali Suljić
England DF Jay Da Silva
England DF Fikayo Tomori
England MF Mukhtar Ali
England MF Kasey Palmer
Ivory Coast MF Victorien Angban
No. Position Player
England MF Charlie Colkett
England MF George Cole
Belgium MF Charly Musonda Jr.
United States MF Kyle Scott
Scotland MF Ruben Sammut
Ivory Coast MF Ambrose Gnahoré
Ecuador MF Josimar Quintero
Wales FW Chike Kandi
England FW Dominic Solanke
England FW Reece Mitchell
England FW Tammy Abraham

Notable Academy graduates[edit]

Graduates of Chelsea's academy and 'A' teams who won at least one full international cap. NB: Bold players are still playing for the club.

Young Player of the Year[edit]

[1]

Year Winner
1983 England Keith Dublin
1984 England Robert Isaac
1985 England Gareth Hall
1986 England Mick Bodley
1987 England Jason Cundy
1988 Scotland Eddie Cunnington
1989 ----- No award -----
1990 ----- No award -----
1991 England Andy Myers
1992 England Zeke Rowe
1993 England Neil Shipperley
1994 England Mark Nicholls
1995 Republic of Ireland Chris McCann
1996 England Jody Morris
1997 England Nick Crittenden
1998 England John Terry
1999 Italy Sam Dalla Bona
 
Year Winner
2000 England Rhys Evans
2001 England Leon Knight
2002 England Carlton Cole
2003 Germany Robert Huth
2004 Germany Robert Huth
2005 Germany Robert Huth
2006 France Lassana Diarra
2007 Nigeria John Mikel Obi
2008 England The U18s youth team
2009 England Michael Mancienne
2010 England The U18s youth team
2011 England Josh McEachran
2012 Brazil Lucas Piazon
2013 Netherlands Nathan Aké

Honours[edit]

Reserves team[edit]

Academy team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Young Player of the Year". Chelsea F.C. Website. Retrieved 11 May 2012.