Spurs under 18’s versus Chelsea: (match preview)

Spurs under 18’s versus Chelsea: (match preview)

Bournemouth U18 v Tottenham Hotspur U18: FA Youth Cup
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 16: Reo Griffiths of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his teams second goal of the game during the FA Youth Cup match between Bournemouth U18 and Tottenham Hotspur U18 at Vitality Stadium on January 16, 2018 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Our under 18’s will take to the pitch later this evening for the most important game of their careers thus far. When they take on FA youth cup holders Chelsea in the fifth round of the competition, at Broadhall Way. It’s a shame that the game clashes with our important champions league tie with Juventus tonight, (but as always I’ll be at the u18 game!) so that would suggest that there will be more Chelsea fans at this evenings game. This Chelsea side like the many before them are excellent, technically, tactically and athletically superb. Scott Parker’s lads will have to be at their very best tonight to keep the likes of Hudson-Odoi, Redan and Reece James at bay. Whilst also trying to break down the blues defence at the opposite end. Chelsea are not invincible and I have a good feeling that this will be the year when they finally get undone in this competition. COYS!

My predicted lineup: De Bie (c), Hinds, Eyoma, Lyons-Foster, Reynolds, Skipp, P.Maghoma, P.Patterson, Oakley-Boothe, Richards, Griffiths.

Subs from: Oluwayemi, Statham, Bowden, Bennett, A.Shashoua.

Doubtful: Moroyin Omolabi.

One to watch: Daishawn Redan, the speedy Dutch forward was a player that really caught my eye during the fourth round tie with West Brom. Signed from Ajax this summer, the highly thought of Netherlands youngster (17) is a player who likes to take on defenders, and he possesses frighteningly good pace, ball control and finishing in front of goal.

My score prediction: 5-3 Spurs.

Our last meeting with Chelsea ended in a thrilling 4-4 draw. I’m sure there will be goals in this one tonight!

For those unable to attend the match: It is being shown live on Chelsea TV, kick off: 7pm.

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