Chelsea F.C. Reserves and Academy

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Chelsea F.C. Reserves and Academy
Club crest
Full name Chelsea Football Club Reserves and Academy
Nickname(s) The Blues
The Young Blues
The Royal Blues
Founded 1948; 67 years ago (1948)
Ground Electrical Services Stadium
Cobham Training Ground
Stamford Bridge
Ground Capacity 7,100 (Electrical Services Stadium)
41,837 (Stamford Bridge)
Owner Roman Abramovich
Chairman Bruce Buck
Manager Adrian Viveash (U21)
Joe Edwards (U18)
Tamás Kiss (U16)
League Barclays U21 Premier League
Barclays U18 Premier League

Chelsea F.C. Reserves are the under-21 team of Chelsea Football Club. They play in the Division 1 of the Barclays U21 Premier League, which is the top level of reserve football in England. They were the Champions in the 2013–14 season. The team mainly consists of Under-21 players at the club, although senior players occasionally have an appearance or two, for instance when they are recovering from injury. The under-21 team is coached by Adrian Viveash.

Chelsea F.C. Academy are the under-18 team of Chelsea Football Club. It is a member of the Barclays U18 Premier League. They have won the FA Youth Cup in 1960, 1961, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and ended being runners-up in 1958, 2008 and 2013. The youth team is coached by Joe Edwards. The academy is regarded as one of the best in English football [1] 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 Head of youth development 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.

From 2013–14 season, the under-21 team play their home games at Aldershot Town's Electrical Services Stadium. The under-18 team play their home games at the club's Cobham Training Ground at Cobham. Both teams occasionally use the club's home ground Stamford Bridge for the big matches.

U21 squad[edit]

As of 28 April 2015.[2]

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

No. Position Player
32 France MF Jeremie Boga
33 England GK Mitchell Beeney
35 England FW Dominic Solanke
51 Belgium DF Tika Musonda
57 England MF Kasey Palmer
58 Belgium MF Charly Musonda
63 England DF Ola Aina
England GK Billy Granger
England DF Dion Conroy
England DF George Brady
No. Position Player
England DF Jake Clarke-Salter
Scotland DF Alex Davey
England DF Kevin Wright
England DF Jay Dasilva
England DF Fankaty Dabo
England MF Charlie Colkett
England MF Jordan Houghton
England FW Alex Kiwomya
Scotland FW Islam Feruz
England FW Reece Mitchell

Out on loan[edit]

As of 16 January 2015.[3]

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

No. Position Player
49 England MF John Swift (on loan to Swindon Town until 30 June 2015)
54 England DF Todd Kane (on loan to Nottingham Forest until 30 June 2015)
Chile MF Cristián Cuevas (on loan to Universidad de Chile until 30 June 2015)
Croatia MF Mario Pašalić (on loan to Elche until 30 June 2015)
No. Position Player
Burkina Faso MF Bertrand Traoré (on loan to Vitesse until 30 June 2015)
Colombia FW Joao Rodríguez (on loan to Vitória until 30 June 2015)
England FW Patrick Bamford (on loan to Middlesbrough until 30 June 2015)
Croatia FW Stipe Perica (on loan to Udinese until 30 June 2016)

Academy squad[edit]

As of 3 March 2015.[4]

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

No. Position Player
England GK Bradley Collins
England GK Jared Thompson
England GK Nathan Baxter
England DF Trevoh Chalobah
England DF Dujon Sterling
England DF Cole Dasilva
Sweden DF Ali Suljić
Canada DF Fikayo Tomori
England DF Josh Grant
England DF Richard Nartey
Switzerland MF Miro Muheim
Scotland MF Harvey St Clair
England MF Jacob Maddox
England MF Mason Mount
No. Position Player
England MF Mukhtar Ali
England MF Kyle Scott
England MF Isaac Christie-Davies
Ecuador MF Josimar Quintero
Ivory Coast MF Victorien Angban
Scotland MF Ruben Sammut
Poland MF Hubert Adamczyk
England FW Martell Crossdale
England FW Charlie Wakefield
Brunei FW Faiq Bolkiah
England FW Tammy Abraham
England FW Iké Ugbo
England FW Daniel Kemp

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]


Year Winner
1983 Keith Dublin
1984 Robert Isaac
1985 Gareth Hall
1986 Mick Bodley
1987 Jason Cundy
1988 Eddie Cunnington
1989 ----- No award -----
1990 ----- No award -----
1991 Andy Myers
1992 Zeke Rowe
1993 Neil Shipperley
1994 Mark Nicholls
1995 Chris McCann
1996 Jody Morris
1997 Nick Crittenden
1998 John Terry
1999 Samuele Dalla Bona
Year Winner
2000 Rhys Evans
2001 Leon Knight
2002 Carlton Cole
2003 Robert Huth
2004 Robert Huth
2005 Robert Huth
2006 Lassana Diarra
2007 John Obi Mikel
2008 The U18s youth team
2009 Michael Mancienne
2010 The U18s youth team
2011 Josh McEachran
2012 Lucas Piazon
2013 Nathan Aké
2014 Lewis Baker


Reserves Team[edit]

Academy Team[edit]


  1. ^ "Chelsea and Manchester City starting to dominate youth football". Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chelsea F.C. Under-21 Squad". Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "On loan players". Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chelsea F.C. Under-18 Squad". Retrieved 4 September 2014.