Spurs Under 21’s versus Chelsea: (match preview)

After only just missing out on getting all three points in their most recent Premier League 2 fixture against Manchester United, Spurs’ Under 21 side will be hoping to carry what was a good performance last Saturday, in to their game with Chelsea on Monday. The game which takes place at Kingsmeadow and starts at 19:00pm, is Spurs’ first meeting with Chelsea at this level since the final Premier League 2 match of last season. In that game Chelsea needed to win to guarantee their Division One status for another season. They scored a late winner in that game, after Spurs had taken the lead through former Spurs Academy player Kion Etete. Unbeaten in their last nine competitive matches at this level, Chelsea are currently in seventh place in the Premier League 2 Division One, with 17 points from 11 league matches. Former Arsenal player Omari Giraud-Hutchinson is a player who Spurs will have to watch closely, as is Cesare Casadei. Chelsea forward Malik Mothersille is also a player who has impressed me a lot in the past. Chelsea will be a difficult team to face, but this will be an interesting game, and as always I wish the Spurs team all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Keeley, Craig, Fagan-Walcott, Sayers, Cesay, Lyons-Foster, White, Mundle, Devine, John (c), Santiago.

Subs from: Maguire, Muir, Robson, Mathurin, Lankshear.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 1-2.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Omari Giraud-Hutchinson (19). A creative and highly skilful forward who often plays out wide on the flanks as a winger. Omari Giraud-Hutchinson is a player who has a real eye for goal, and he has scored five Premier League 2 goals and provided four assists already this season for Chelsea’s Under 21 side.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Charlton Athletic: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side face Charlton Athletic on Saturday (the game starts at 11:00am), at Charlton Athletic’s training ground, in their final Under 18 Premier League Cup group-stage fixture of this season. Not a side that Spurs have faced in competitive games at this level in recent seasons, category two academy side Charlton Athletic are currently in first place in Group F of the Under 18 Premier League Cup. After they won against Wolves, and then against a very talented Liverpool side by a remarkable scoreline of 8-1. Spurs need to win against Charlton on Saturday to guarantee a place in the quarter-finals of the competition, although if they finish as the best second placed side, then they will also qualify for the quarter-finals stage of the competition, a competition which Spurs reached the final of in 2017/18. This will be a very interesting game on Saturday, and it is one that I am hoping to be in attendance for. However, travelling to the game on Saturday may make that difficult. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for this important cup match.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Gunter, McKnight, Bryan-Waugh, Chaplin, Linton, Abbott, Moore, Williams (c), Ajayi, Irow, Lankshear.

Subs from: Krasniqi, Willhoft-King, Bloxham, Owen, Akhamrich.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: N/A.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.

My one to watch: Henry Rylah. The Charlton Athletic Academy player scored a brace against Liverpool, in Charlton’s 8-1 win in their last match in this competition.