Chelsea Host Free European Football At The ESS

European football returns to the Electrical Services Stadium next month, with FREE admission to Chelsea’s UEFA Youth League round of 16 fixture against FC Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday 25 February.

After winning Group G – scoring 24 goals in six matches against teams which mirrored the senior Champions League group stages – The Blues’ Under 19 side were guaranteed a home draw in the one-leg knock-out stages.

The draw for subsequent rounds has also been made, and paired Chelsea with a possible Quarter-Final against Atletico Madrid or Arsenal, which in turn could create an all-English Semi-Final with Manchester City.

The tournament’s top scorer after the group stages is England Under 18 international Dominic Solanke, who also scored a hat-trick in Chelsea’s 6-1 FA Youth Cup victory against Huddersfield Town at the ESS last week. Other teams who have qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Youth League include Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Ajax, Benfica and Roma.


Chelsea’s Academy sides play the following fixtures at the Electrical Services Stadium:

Wednesday 28 January, 7.05pm – FA Youth Cup fifth round: Chelsea U18 v Swansea City

Wednesday 25 February, 7.05pm – UEFA Youth League: Chelsea U19 v FC Zenit St Petersburg – FREE

Friday 6 March, 7pm – Barclays Under 21 Premier League: Chelsea U21 v Leicester City

Sunday 22 March, 12pm – Barclays Under 21 Premier League: Chelsea U21 v Everton

Friday 3 April, 3pm – Barclays Under 21 Premier League: Chelsea U21 v Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday 3 May, 1pm – Barclays Under 21 Premier League: Chelsea U21 v West Ham United

Admission for other matches is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions, with FREE admission for both Aldershot Town and Chelsea season ticket holders.