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)

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 the 2010–11 season. 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 2014 and ended being runners-up in 1958, 2008 and 2013. 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 2012–13 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 defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
32 Denmark DF Andreas Christensen
47 England MF Lewis Baker
48 England GK Mitchell Beeney
49 England MF John Swift
51 Belgium DF Tika Musonda
52 Scotland DF Alex Davey
56 England MF George Saville
61 Croatia GK Matej Delač
England DF Kevin Wright
England DF Dion Conroy
England DF Fankaty Dabo
No. Position Player
England MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek
England MF Billy Clifford
Croatia MF Mario Pašalić
Mexico MF Ulises Dávila
France MF Jeremie Boga
Sweden MF Isak Ssewankambo
England FW Isaiah Brown
Scotland FW Islam Feruz
Croatia FW Stipe Perica
Colombia FW Joao Rodríguez

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Brazil DF Wallace (on loan to Vitesse until 30 June 2015)
Chile MF Cristián Cuevas (on loan to Universidad de Chile until 30 June 2015)
Belgium MF Thorgan Hazard (on loan to B. Moenchengladbach until 30 June 2015)
Burkina Faso MF Bertrand Traoré (on loan to Vitesse until 30 June 2015)

Academy squad[edit]

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

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 Brad Collins
England DF Ola Aina
France DF George Brady
England DF Jake Clarke-Salter
England DF Jay Dasilva
England DF Jordan Houghton
Sweden DF Ali Suljić
England DF Fikayo Tomori
Poland MF Hubert Adamczyk
England MF Mukhtar Ali
England MF Isaac Christie-Davies
England MF George Cole
England MF Charlie Colkett
England MF Jacob Maddox
No. Position Player
Belgium MF Charly Musonda
Nigeria MF Habib Makanjuola
Switzerland MF Miro Muheim
England MF Kasey Palmer
Ecuador MF Josimar Quintero
Scotland MF Ruben Sammut
United States MF Kyle Scott
England MF Charlie Wakefield
Ivory Coast MF Victorien Angban
England FW Tammy Abraham
Brunei FW Faiq Bolkiah
England FW Reece Mitchell
England FW Dominic Solanke

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 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

Honours[edit]

Reserves team[edit]

Academy team[edit]

References[edit]

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