Under-18s PL Cup report: Chelsea 3 Blackburn 2

Our task defending a lead for the second time was made easier when Blackburn right-back Leo Duru brought down Stutter as he raced clear and was dismissed. Chelsea saw the game out with the Academy’s attention now turning to the PL2 match against Arsenal at Kingsmeadow tomorrow. Tickets are available to buy on the door.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Prince Adegoke; Richard Olise, Kaiden Wilson, Billy Gee (c), Somto Boniface; Leo Castledine, Samuel Rak-Sakyi (Reiss Russell-Denny 60); Louis Flower, Ronnie Stutter, Zain Silcott-Duberry; Malik Mothersille
Unused Subs Harrison Murray-Campbell, Tyrique George, Edwin Andersson, Luke Campbell
Scorers Mothersille 45, 78, Stutter 51
Booked Wilson 14, Flower 74

Blackburn (3-4-3); Felix Goddard; Matthew Litherland, Charlie Olsen, Georgie Gent (c); Leo Duru, Charlie Weston, Adam Caddick (George Chmiel 79), Jake Batty; Kristi Montgomery (Evan Cunningham 54), Harry Leonard, Harrison Wood
Unused subs Ryan Wilson, Matteo Spinelli, Rhys Doherty
Scorers Boniface OG 24, Cunningham 76
Booked Weston 39, Batty 45
Sent off Duru 84

Referee Michael Smith