The NextGen Series quarter finals are all done and dusted with no fewer than THREE English sides making it into the semi-final of the competition.
Aston Villa face Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in their final four match while an all-London tie between Arsenal and Chelsea completes the round-up of games at the picturesque location of Lake Como in Italy.
While Sporting and Chelsea are being installed as the favourites Arsenal have been in terrific form during the knock-out stages while Villa of course dealt out a thrashing to their Portuguese opponents in the Group Stage; winning 5-1 in Lisbon.
Therefore dishing out favourites tags may seem very premature for what seems such an open competition.
It is a welcome relief for English sides to see their youth-teams doing so well; after the disappointment of no domestic senior outfits making it to the final-eight of Europe’s elite this season.
With the games taking place tomorrow many of the lads who will be in action for Arsenal, Villa and Chelsea have been letting their excitement spill over on Twitter…
off to the airport— Chuba Akpom 9 (@cakpom9) March 27, 2013
Packing all my stuff ready for an early flight to Italy tomorrow for #nextgenSemiFinal against Arsenal on Friday— Adam Nditi (@Adam_Nditi) March 27, 2013
The first game sees Chelsea take on Arsenal at 15:00 CET (14:00 GMT) while Villa will do battle with Sporting from 20:00 CET (19:00 GMT) with both games being broadcast live on Eurosport.
Do you think we could have an all English final?