Chelsea Youth Report - September 12th 2009

FC Twente v FC Utrecht

Miroslav Stoch started on the left of a 4-3-3 formation and was very involved in play. Unfortunately his first major contribution didn't end well, the winger tracked back and won the ball from his opponent only for Stoch's teammate Perez to promptly give it right back to Utrecht on the edge of the box. Seconds later it was in the back of the net to give the visitors a 0-1 lead. Stoch won the corner and played a crucial role in the buildup leading to Twente's 2-1 goal at the start of the second half. The Utrecht keeper saved very well from Stoch on two separate occasions midway through the half and in the 87th minute he was brought down down for a penalty (saved from Perez). Perez made up for it with a injury time winner to keep Twente level on points with table toppers PSV.

Rajković is still out injured.

Highlights from NOS Studio Sport Saturday by Kraiden @ fbtz

Blackburn v Wolves

Michael Mancienne continued his string of consecutive premiere league starts for Wolves but had a day to forget. Twenty minutes in he wasn't able to get across and deal with a terrible backwards pass to empty space from Henry. Diouf was was the lucky recipient of the error and had the home side off to an early lead. Just after the break Mancienne and Hendy teamed up again to give Rovers their second. Both stood and watch as Givet rose for a free header from a corner, Roberts got the last touch and it was 2-0. Wolverhampton continued their terrible defensive display going down 3-0 just seven minutes later. A late consolation effort made it 3-1 but McCarthy has a lot of work to do if Wolves expect to shay in the top flight.

Franco Di Santo was on the subs bench returning from his hamstring injury but was not called in to action.

Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd

Scott Sinclair was a time wasting sub in the second minute of injury time for Wigan in their 1-0 win.

Coventry v Bristol City

Jack Cork returned from England U21 duty where he was an unused sub to start for Coventry. He was subbed in the 78th in manager Coleman's attempt to break the 1-1 deadlock. It finished 1-1.

Patrick van Aanholt is still out injured and was not in the squad.

Reading v Doncaster

Ryan Bertrand started at left back alongside Shaun Cummings who started for the first time since he was sold by Chelsea. He played the full 90 with the match finishing 0-0.

Sendai Cup U19 - France U19

Gael Kakuta didn't play in their 1-0 win over South Korea on Saturday but started again on Sunday against Brazil. He was subbed in the 72nd. He is listed as winning some sort of award on the Sendai cup website but Google translate is not very clear at to what it is.

Upcoming Matches

FC Twente travel to Turkey to take on Fenerbahce on Thursday in a Europa League group match.
Wolves are home to Fulham on Sunday the 20th.
Blackburn are way to Everton on Sunday the 20th.
Coventry are home to Sheffield United on the 15th and then away to Preston on the 19th.
Reading are home to Cardiff on the 16th and away to Peterborough just 3 days later.