Chelsea’s under-18 side lifted their fourth successive FA Youth Cup after beating Manchester City 5-1 in the second leg of the final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, completing a 6-2 aggregate victory.
Goals from Trevor Chalobah, Ike Ugbo, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Dujon Sterling and Cole Dasilva wrapped up a comfortable win for the young Blues, who have picked up the trophy in the last four seasons.
However, the west London outfit have become infamous for sending a huge number of their youngsters out on loan to other clubs – rather than implement them into the first team – and it will be interesting to see whether this changes in the near future.
Chelsea supporters were quick to take to social media to congratulate their youth stars on the achievement, and many believe that there is a bright future ahead for the club as long as they are given opportunities in the senior squad.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction from Blues fans to the success…
@ChelseaFC Congrats!!! Bright future ahead!
— ANTH (@anthalonso) April 26, 2017
@ChelseaFC Well done boys! Absolutely amazing! ????????
— Rosie (@RosieCFC) April 26, 2017
@ChelseaFC How many of them are off to Vitesse in the summer then?
— ~ (@SimpIyEden) April 26, 2017
@ChelseaFC we're quite good at this youth cup lark
— Ben (@CriminalCosta) April 26, 2017
@ChelseaFC Don`t loan these ones out ffs, implement them
— Blueboy (@mrEH98) April 26, 2017
@ChelseaFC Time to give them youngsters a chance!! ????????????????
— Callum Perry (@CallumJohnPerry) April 26, 2017