2017–18 FA Youth Cup

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2017–18 FA Youth Cup
Football Association Youth Cup
Country  England
 Wales
Teams 507 (overall)
Champions Chelsea
Runners-up Arsenal

The 2017–18 FA Youth Cup was the 66th edition of the FA Youth Cup. The defending champions were Chelsea and they retained the trophy for the fifth year in a row after a 7–1 aggregate victory over Arsenal in the final.[1][2][3]

Calendar[edit]

Round Matches played from
Preliminary Round 4 September 2017
First Round Qualifying 18 September 2017
Second Round Qualifying 2 October 2017
Third Round Qualifying 16 October 2017
First Round 4 November 2017
Second Round 18 November 2017
Third Round 16 December 2017
Fourth Round 20 January 2018
Fifth Round 10 February 2018
Quarter Finals 3 March 2018
Semi Finals (two legs) 24 March/7 April 2018
Final (two legs) 27 April/30 April 2018

Qualifying Rounds[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

272 team took part in the Preliminary Round. The lowest level teams competing were from level 11 of the English football league system.[4] The draws were regionalized on a North/South basis.

First Round Qualifying[edit]

260 teams took part in the First Qualifying Round, with 136 teams having progressed from the previous round. The lowest level teams competing were from level 11 of the English football league system. The draws were regionalized on a North/South basis.

Second Round Qualifying[edit]

152 teams took part in the Second Qualifying Round, with 65 teams having progressed from the previous round.

Third Round Qualifying[edit]

76 teams took part in the Third Qualifying Round, with 38 teams having progressed from the previous round.

First Round[edit]

84 teams took part in the First Round, with 19 teams having progressed from the previous round.

† Despite winning the match, Shrewsbury Town were subsequently disqualified after it was found that they had fielded an ineligible player. Evesham United were therefore permitted to advance to the next round instead.[5]

Second Round[edit]

Third Round[edit]

Fourth Round[edit]

Fifth Round[edit]

  • Tie awarded to Colchester United - Reading removed after fielding an ‘under-age’ player inadvertently.

Quarter-Finals[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Blackpool 2–7 Arsenal 2–2 5-0
Birmingham City 0–7 Chelsea 0–3 4–0

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Chelsea 7–1 Arsenal 3–1 0–4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arsenal 0-4 Chelsea (agg: 1-7): Blues cruise to fifth straight FA Youth Cup success". Sky Sports. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Chelsea claim fifth consecutive FA Youth Cup with easy win over Arsenal". Guardian. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Chelsea beat Arsenal to secure fifth straight title". BBC Sport. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round Results". The FA.com. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Shrewsbury Town's under-18s disqualified from FA Youth Cup". shropshirestar.com. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 

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