Chelsea Youth Report - September 19th and 20th 2009

SC Heerenveen vs FC Twente
Sept. 20th 2009

Miroslav Stoch had an excellent day, helping to defend against the early Heerenveen pressure before opening his FC Twente account in the 22nd minute. The goal was a nice give and go with Nkofu finished by Stoch. Twente should have been up 2-0 soon after but Ruiz failed to finish what Stoch had started. Ruiz made up for his earlier mistake putting Stoch through on goal in the 72nd. Stoch didn't disappoint slotting home for his second on the day.

Highlights including a post match interview (in English) with Stoch

Wolverhampton vs Fulham
Sept. 20th 2009

Michael Mancienne continued his string of consecutive starts for as Wolves played hosts to Fulham on Sunday. Mancienne along with the rest of the back line put in a spirited performance shutting down everything Fulham had to offer. The only blemish on his day was a penalty given to Zamora when Mancienne was judged to have pulled pulled the Fulham striker down. It didn't affect the outcome as Wolves went on to get their first home victory of the season.

Everton vs Blackburn
Sept. 20th 2009

Franco Di Santo was not on the bench for Rovers 3-0 loss.

Arsenal vs Wigan
Sept 19th 2009

Scott Sinclair was an unused sub in Wigan's 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Arsenal.

Preston vs Coventry
Sept 19th 2009

Jack Cork started for Coventry but was eventually subbed in the 77th minute while the score was 3-1, it eventually finished 3-2 handing Coventry their second consecutive loss.

Patrick van Aanholt is still a couple weeks away from return from his groin injury and has been back at Cobham for treatment.

Peterborough vs Reading
Sept 19th 2009

Ryan Bertrand played the full 90 in Reading's 2-3 loss.

Upcoming Matches

FC Twente are home to VVV Venlo on the 23rd in a Dutch Cup matchup.
Wolves are away to Man Utd in midweek Carling Cup action on the 23rd.
Blackburn are away to Nottingham Forest
on the 22nd in Carling Cup action.
Wigan are home to Chelsea on the 26th.
Coventry are home against Middlesbrough on the 26th.
Reading are home to Watford on the 26th.