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Tonight the FA Youth Cup will begin and Chelsea travels to Manchester to play against United. Big game and I hope we win.

Last FA Youth Cup we got as far as the final but lost to Man City. Perhaps we can go all the way this time?

Anyone knows the line up for tonight?

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And ManU are out!

Chelsea won 3-2 and it was a fairly fair result. ManU started the game way better than us and scored the first goal. They could have scored more after that but thanks to some blocked shots and ManU players making the wrong decisions they didn't manage to convert their chances. Also, there was some good defending from Chelsea.

So instead of seing ManU increase their lead we pushed forward late in the first half and scored not only an equalizer but also a goal to give us the lead. 2-1 after the first half.

In the 2nd half we managed to get another goal to increase our lead and things looked secure. But ManU pushed forward and we fell back and gave them some space so they scored another goal late in the game. Fortunatelly we managed to hold them off for the rest of the game so we won 3-2.

Our goals was scored by Gael Kakuta who was great in the game. There were times when he made half of the ManU players work their a*se off to stop him. At one point he went past 4 players and almost scored a goal. Time to kick out Malouda or Kalou and bring this young lad to the first team and let him show his skills with the big boys.

Second goal game from Frank Nouble who had good game. His shot was excellent. Real power in it.

Third goal came from Borini who I honestly can't remember seing too much of in the game. Though I missed a part of it so maybe he was better than I recalled.

Keeper Niclas Heimann did a fantastic double save before we made it 3-1. He really kept us in the game.

ManU looked really good in the game though and they really have some talented players. But their two goals were gifts from us. I can't remember which players it was but there was some really bad mistakes which lead to ManU scoring their goals. Inexperience perhaps.

Finally. I watched this game on ManUs channel and I feared the commentators would be baised, but they weren't. In fact they were really good and actually said a fair few good things about the Chelsea players, especially about Gael Kakuta which they seemed to think was really talented.

So, a win against ManU on Old Trafford. I think these youngsters can go far.

Chelsea team (4-3-3): Niclas Heimann, Nikki Ahamed, Rohan Ince, Jeffrey Bruma, Ben Gordon; Daniel Philliskirk, Gael Kakuta (sub Billy Knott 79), Jacob Mellis (sub Josh McEachran 85); Jacopo Sala (sub Conor Clifford 73), Fabio Borini, Frank Nouble

P.S. Apparently Chelseafc.com thinks we won 3-1 :huh:

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cheers for that moos, was wanting to see this game. sounds like kakuta was the standout, did anyone else make a big impression on you? ive seen nouble a few times and he looks like he could be some player, especially with the physique he has.

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Moos has pretty much picked out the best bits, dkw, but I would have given Borini more praise for his work up front with Nouble, who is going to scare the living daylights out of Premiership defenders in the years to come. The two of them switched from playing down the flanks to centrally very cleverly and both gave United’s central defender Gill (the son of their Chairman!) a torrid time throughout. Borini is going to emerge as your typically annoying Italian striker who drifts in and out of games but always ends up on the score sheet and they complement each other very well.

Before the game older squad players were asked which of the two would start the match, bearing in mind they have scored over twenty goals between them this season, but away to United might mean us only playing one up front. The obvious answer was to play both and go for it and Clement did just that, suffering a bit in midfield as a result despite a good performance from the skipper [see below]

What more can be said about Kakuta that hasn’t already been plastered all over this forum last season? He is going to be as good as he wants to be - a special talent and the Moos description of him going past the four men was no exaggeration, the last player being bemused and sent the wrong way by him rolling his foot over the ball after a perfectly balanced jinking run.

Other players worth an honourable mention were Bruma and Philliskirk, who captained the side and did the dirty work [linking the midfield with the front two] brilliantly. Bruma had Danny Wellbeck to contend with and did a great job on him after a shaky start.

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Moos has pretty much picked out the best bits, dkw, but I would have given Borini more praise for his work up front with Nouble, who is going to scare the living daylights out of Premiership defenders in the years to come. The two of them switched from playing down the flanks to centrally very cleverly and both gave United’s central defender Gill (the son of their Chairman!) a torrid time throughout. Borini is going to emerge as your typically annoying Italian striker who drifts in and out of games but always ends up on the score sheet and they complement each other very well.

Before the game older squad players were asked which of the two would start the match, bearing in mind they have scored over twenty goals between them this season, but away to United might mean us only playing one up front. The obvious answer was to play both and go for it and Clement did just that, suffering a bit in midfield as a result despite a good performance from the skipper [see below]

What more can be said about Kakuta that hasn’t already been plastered all over this forum last season? He is going to be as good as he wants to be - a special talent and the Moos description of him going past the four men was no exaggeration, the last player being bemused and sent the wrong way by him rolling his foot over the ball after a perfectly balanced jinking run.

Other players worth an honourable mention were Bruma and Philliskirk, who captained the side and did the dirty work [linking the midfield with the front two] brilliantly. Bruma had Danny Wellbeck to contend with and did a great job on him after a shaky start.

glad you singled out bruma as he looks an incredible talent. as a career defender (when i say career i obviously mean occasional) i tend to watch defenders more than any other player and his positioning and timing is incredible for one so young. on kakuta, as you say he can be as good as he wants. is he ready for the first team? probably not simply because of his physical stature, but it would be fun to see him teasing seasoned pro`s with the ball.

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glad you singled out bruma as he looks an incredible talent. as a career defender (when i say career i obviously mean occasional) i tend to watch defenders more than any other player and his positioning and timing is incredible for one so young. on kakuta, as you say he can be as good as he wants. is he ready for the first team? probably not simply because of his physical stature, but it would be fun to see him teasing seasoned pro`s with the ball.

Kakuta has to be as close to the first team as Wilshere is for the Gunners, but he wont get anywhere near as much Media coverage despite being just as good. You are right [as with Wilshere] he isn't ready yet physically, but, to use boxing parlance, he certainly rolls with the punches and never really seems to get badly clattered - hope that isn't tempting fate. I'd compare him to Jimmy Greaves in that aspect and of the modern day players Defoe seems to avoid trouble in a similar way.

Just seen the post about your wedding - congratulations! :angry:

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Borini might become a good player. Someone who might be invisible for most of a game but still end up scoring the winning goal.

Nouble looks really good. He can become a good strong striker. Perhaps a bit of a Drogba?

As for Kakuta, he might not quite be ready for the first team yet, but I think he should get to play anyway. Give him some experience. Had he been at Arsenal he would probably have had a few appearences already.

If we're leading 3-0 and dominating the game with 30 minutes left then send him on and lets see what he can do. It'll be good for him.

Doubt that will happen though. We're more likely to see Ferreira brought on. :angry:

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Any chance of any of these lads getting a look-in in the first team? ¬___¬

Well before the game against Arsenal when Stoch actually got to play I would have said "when hell freezes over". Now it actually seems there is a small (very small) chance that someone might get to play in the first team.

Personally I would like to see Kakuta instead of Kalou in the next game. Might be interesting.

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Will there be anywhere except Chelsea TV we can watch this?

Indeed my friend, anyone with Sky or Virgin (regardless of whether they get Chelsea TV) can watch it. It is live on Bin Dipper TV (LFC TV) which is apparently on a free trial at the moment (according to the old man, we get it as part of the Setanta package in my university house). Either way, its on live on Chelsea TV, and LFC TV, so get watching away, should be a cracker. Just remember to knock the volume down to save yourself from getting a migraine due to the 2 and a half hours of biased, Scouse-sounding commentary.

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I just read this on chelseafc.com:

PLEASE NOTE: THURSDAY'S GAME MAYBE CALLED OFF DUE TO THE RECENT WEATHER CONDITIONS. CHECK BACK HERE THE LATEST UPDATES AS WELL AS THE LATEST NEWS SECTION

Anyone know what the weather is like where the match is to be played?

I hope they don't call the game off :o

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Well we lost and kinda deserved it too. Everything was sloppy and simply wasn't good enough.

Also, I can't understand why we played Nouble as a winger. It's like playing Drogba out wide. He should have been in the middle as a strong centre piece. And having Kakuta in the middle isn't exactly brilliant tactics either. He's a winger ffs.

No, this was a bad game and I just hope the players atleast learned something from it.

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