Confirmed: Chelsea line-up vs Schalke in the UEFA Youth League - Brown and Solanke start!

Here is the Chelsea team to face Schalke 04 in the UEFA Youth League.

Chelsea Under-19s: Collins, Tomori, Aina, Christensen, Dasilva, Colkett, Loftus-Cheek, Scott, Kiwomya, Brown (c), Solanke.

Subs: Thompson, Musonda, Clarke-Salter, Christie-Davies, Ali, Abraham, Wakefield.


Chelsea have won all four of their UEFA Youth League fixtures this season, sitting atop their group three points clear of today’s opponents. One of the few sides to have a perfect record in the tournament, the Blues have scored 18 goals and conceded just one, and they head into this fixture off the back of a 7-0 victory at Maribor last time out.

They have already secured their passage to the knock-out stages of the competition, and the West Londoners will be keen to secure their credentials as one of the favourites by winning their group - an achievement possible with a victory today.

Confidence in the group should be high, with many of the Under-19 squad turning out for the Under-18’s last Friday, as the Blues overcame London rivals Arsenal by a 3-0 scoreline.

The likes of Dominic Solanke, Izzy Brown and Jeremie Boga have all been in fantastic form, and the young stars will be looking to impress head coach Jose Mourinho in the coming weeks, with the Portuguese coach promising to make use of the wealth of talent that currently fills the Chelsea youth ra

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