Chelsea continue to dominate at the youth level as their U19 side defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Monday to win their second-straight UEFA Youth League title.
Essentially the Champions League for clubs’ U19 teams, Chelsea has now won two titles in the tournament’s first three years of competition. Barcelona won the first title in 2013.
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Canadian-born 18-year-old Fikayo Tomori opened the scoring while Kasey Palmer grabbed the game-winner for the Blues.
Chelsea’s youth team has enjoyed a great spell of success over the past few seasons. The Blues have won four of the past six FA Youth Cup titles, and have advanced to the final this season in search of their third consecutive trophy. Pair that success with back-to-back UEFA Youth League titles, and it’s hard to find a better youth setup in the world.
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With so much silverware coming from the youth team, many have wondered why so few players come up through the system into the first-team. While Antonio Conte will be pressured to spend big over the summer transfer window, he may not have to look too far to find top talent.