U18 Preview: Chelsea vs Saints

By SFC Media time Fri 17 Mar Chelsea vs Saints
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Southampton’s Under-18s make the trip to Chelsea in the Under-18 Premier League this weekend.

Chelsea vs Saints
U18s Premier League
Cobham Training Centre
Saturday 18th March, 11:00 GMT

Saints are looking to return to winning ways after suffering successive defeats in the league.

Last time out, they fell to defeat after two second half goals from Leicester City at Staplewood.

The young Saints side are sat in ninth place in the table, with potential to move up to seventh with a win.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Jay Robinson during the match between Southampton U18s and Leicester City on Saturday 11th March 2023, at Staplewood Campus, Southampton, England.(Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Saints were beaten by Leicester City last time out

Chelsea find themselves fifth in the table, but are in a similar recent run of form to Saints with back-to-back defeats in the league.

The Blues were beaten 4-1 by Arsenal and 3-2 by Brighton as they have slipped out of the top four.

Tudor Mendel-Idowu is one to watch as he scored twice in the defeat against Brighton in their most recent game.


Saints are unbeaten against Chelsea in the two matches they've faced them this season, drawing 2-2 in the league and winning 3-0 in the U18 Premier League Cup.

In the cup victory, a Sonnie Davis strike and Jimmy-Jay Morgan brace were the difference at Staplewood.


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