Visitors strike twice
Chelsea were back out for the second half and almost found the goal within minutes, Stutter again with the chance after Tauriainen’s accurate pass but the young forward saw his shot stopped by the Fulham keeper.
As we entered the final 20 minutes a place in the next stage was up for grabs for either Fulham or Chelsea and the end-to-end action reflected what was at stake. Lively forward Stutter saw our best chance pass by as he could only find the side netting.
Just as the majority of play was in Chelsea’s favour, a Fulham counter provided the visitors with the break-through goal. An attempt from just inside the area was slammed into the roof of the net for the advantage.
The second Fulham goal came two minutes from time. The visitors pounced on a loose defensive pass and converted the chance to double the lead and with that, our Under-17 Premier League Cup run ended at the group stage.
Chelsea Teddy Curd; Luke Badley-Morgan (c), Brodi Hughes, Billy Gee; Richard Olise; Lewis Hall, Leo Castledine Jimi Tauriainen; Edwin Andersson (Louis Flower 83); Aleksi Heino (Zain Silcott-Duberry 55) Ronnie Stutter (Emran Soglo 88)
Unused subs Max Merrick
Booked Hughes 62