Chelsea host Manchester City in a mouthwatering Premier League 2 clash tonight, Tuesday 19 December, at the EBB Stadium.
Kick-off is at 7.05pm, with admission just £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.
The Blues’ Under 23 Development Squad face a pre-Christmas cracker against Simon Davies’ Under 23 EDS side, with an array of England’s 2017 World Cup winners and European Champions likely to be on show in both teams.
Chelsea’s squad has recently featured Under 20 World Cup winner Jake Clarke-Salter and Under 17 World Cup winner Callum Hudson-Odoi, plus Under 19 European Champions Dujon Sterling, Jacob Maddox, Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah.
City, meanwhile, have included Under 20 World Cup winner and Golden Ball recipient Phil Foden – who also recently made his first-team debut – and Under 17 World Cup-winning captain Joel Latibeaudiere, as well as Under 19 European Champion Lukas Nmecha, alongside many other England youth internationals.
Their squad may also feature Spaniard Brahim Diaz, another player who has recently made his first-team debut after being hailed as ‘the new Lionel Messi’ in joining City from Malaga for a fee which could rise as high as £2.4 million. Wingers Benjamin Garre, from Argentina, and Javairo Dilrosun, a Netherlands Under 19 international, are also rated as two of the brightest young stars in world football.
Chelsea’s Academy play the following matches at the EBB Stadium:
Tuesday 19 December, 7.05pm: Manchester City – Premier League 2
Friday 2 February, 7.05pm: Leicester City – Premier League 2
Friday 13 April, 7.05pm: Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League 2