Chelsea youngsters made it two wins from two in the UEFA Youth League as they recorded an impressive win away in the Spanish capital.
Prior to Antonio Conte’s senior side taking on Atletico in the Champions League this evening, Joe Edwards’s Under-19s met their Madrid counterparts this afternoon and secured three group points from a tricky assignment.
A blistering start saw them race into a 3-1 lead with less than half hour on the clock as Charlie Brown, Dujon Sterling and Jacob Maddox all netted early goals. Despite chances being created freely down both ends, Chelsea two-goal advantage remained intact throughout the remainder of the contest as the young Blues moved clear at the top of Group C.
Edwards made four changes from the 5-0 opening group win over Qarabag as Brown came into the side up front supported from out wide in attack by Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi. The Blues continued with a 4-2-3-1 shape which saw Marcin Bulka line up in goal behind a back four of Josh Grant, Ethan Ampadu, Trevoh Chalobah and Reece James.
Captain Luke McCormick was the most advanced of the central midfielders, with George McEachran and Maddox deployed deeper.