Chelsea Academy host Leicester City at the EBB Stadium in a Premier League 2 fixture this Friday, 14 October, at 7.05pm.
The Blues began the new Premier League 2 season with an unbeaten run of four matches including an impressive 4-1 victory against Liverpool, and now find themselves in seventh place in the table.
Admission is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions with free entry for both Aldershot Town and Chelsea season ticket holders.
Replacing the Under 21 Barclays Premier League, the new Premier League 2 is for players under the age of 23 (born on or after 1 January 1993), with up to three over-age outfield players and one over-age goalkeeper permitted in a matchday squad. Premier League 2 will be split into two 12-club tiers, with each team playing each other home and away.
Chelsea are also once again competing in the Premier League International Cup, featuring 12 English clubs alongside 12 of Europe’s best academies, and face Feyenoord on Tuesday 29 November, GNK Dinamo Zagreb on Friday 16 December, and Swansea City on Thursday 22 December.
Managed by Adi Viveash, the Development Squad has recently seen several players graduate to the first-team squad. The Blues’ Academy have won the UEFA Youth League in each of the last two seasons as well as the FA Youth Cup in four of the last five years.
Chelsea play the following fixtures at the EBB Stadium:
Monday 24 October, 7.05pm: Derby County (Premier League 2)
Tuesday 29 November, 7.05pm: Feyenoord, (Premier League International Cup – FREE admission)
Friday 9 December, 7.05pm: Manchester United (Premier League 2)
Friday 16 December, 7.05pm: GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Premier League International Cup – FREE admission)
Thursday 22 December, 7.05pm: Swansea City (Premier League International Cup – FREE admission)
Friday 3 February, 7.05pm: Reading (Premier League 2)
Friday 17 February, 7.05pm: Manchester City (Premier League 2)
Friday 7 April, 7.05pm: Sunderland (Premier League 2)
Friday 21 April, 7.05pm: Everton (Premier League 2)
Unless otherwise stated, admission to all Chelsea Academy games are £3 for adults and £1 for concessions. Please check this website, or Aldershot Town’s Facebook and Twitter pages, for updates before travelling.