U18 Report: Chelsea 4-0 Saints

By SFC Media time Sat 07 Apr Chelsea v Saints
Photo by James Bridle | Christoph Klarer
Sat 07 Apr 11.05AM
U18 Premier League
Chelsea
4
Southampton
0
Uwakwe [41 60] Taylor- Campbell [57'] Guehi [65]
goal
Jon Panzo [68']
yellow card
Hansen [38'] Vokins [50'] Bradley-Green [70']
Venue: Cobham Training Centre | Attendance: 0

Southampton's youngsters were well beaten by the Under-18s Premier League's top side at Cobham, falling to a 4-0 defeat.

Tariq Uwakwe notched a brace, while frontman Taylor-Cambell scored his 20th of the season and Marc Guehi safeguarded the points with a fourth.

The young Chelsea outfit extend their impressive unbeaten home run, while Saints have another three league games to recapture their best.

Despite conceding much of the first half possession, Saints were equal to, if not surpassing, their Chelsea counterparts for chances created.

Uwakwe and Billy Gilmour were first to fire warning shots inside the opening ten minutes for the hosts, before Kornelius Hansen and Michael Obafemi fashioned well worked opportunities, which tested Chelsea's resilience.

Hansen pounced on a mistake by Jon Panzo at the back, drove at goal, and bent an effort inches wide of the far post, while Obafemi's effort was well handled by Karlo Ziger in the Blues upright.

Harry Hamblin had a presentable chance on the half hour mark, as Chelsea surrendered possession on the edge of their area, and Will Smallbone's floated cross found the unmarked run of the midfielder, who headed unfortunately over.

A mini-flurry of pressure for the visitors produced a further chance for Sean Brennan, teed up by Obafemi, as the young Irishman clipped the woodwork with a sumptuous strike from distance.

Perhaps an expensive miss, as the home side were soon on the front foot, Uwakwe sweeping home Panzo's low cross to give the hosts a narrow lead heading in to the break.

The advantage provided the home side with impetus, as Parkes's goal came under fire after the restart. Uwakwe's fierce shot was well saved, before Gilmour tested the buoyancy of the crossbar and centre-half Guehi headed marginally wide.

Saints' resistance was broken thereafter, in the 57th and 60th minute consecutively, as Chelsea took their tally to three; Taylor-Cambell and the dangerous Uwakwe with the goals. And with the Londoners in ascendancy Guehi added a fourth to seal the win in impressive style.

Chelsea

1
Karlo Ziger (GK)
2
Tariq Lamptey
3
Marcell Lavinier
4
Marc Guehi goal
5
Jon Panzo yellow card
6
Conor Gallagher (C)
7
Tariq Uwakwe goal goal
8
Billy Gilmour
replace Charlie Brown (79′)
9
Martell Taylor-Crossdale goal
10
George McEachran
11
Tino Anjorin
replace Clinton Mola (70′)
12
Jack Wakely
13
Jake Askew
14
Charlie Brown
15
Clinton Mola
16
Toushaun Tyrese-Walters

Southampton

1
Adam Parkes (GK)
2
Kayne Ramsay
3
Jake Vokins yellow card
4
Harry Hamblin yellow card
5
Jamie Bradley-Green
6
Christoph Klarer (C)
7
Kornelius Hansen yellow card
replace Harrison Davis (80′)
8
Sean Brennan
replace Dan Bartlett (65′)
9
Michael Obafemi
10
Will Smallbone
11
Jonathan Afolabi
replace Javen Siu (65′)
12
Harrison Davis
13
Alex Cull
14
Dan Bartlett
15
Javen Siu
16
Enzo Robise
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