Chelsea Under-19s will play at home in the last-16 of this season’s UEFA Youth League with The Blues being drawn to face French club Montpellier at Cobham.
The Blues saw off the threat of French club AS Monaco in Surrey on Tuesday evening to reach the last-16 with Joe Edwards’ side winning their one-off last-32 tie 3-1.
The draw for the last-16 stage of the competition took place earlier today and it has been revealed that Chelsea will again face French opposition, this time in the form of Montpellier. La Paillade beat Portuguese giants Benfica in their last-32 tie on Wednesday to set up their last-16 date with The Blues in South West London.
Chelsea have breezed through the tournament so far. They defeated Norwegian club Molde FK 14-1 on aggregate in the first round before hitting nine without reply against IF Elfsborg in the second round. They then staged their last-32 tie against AS Monaco in midweek and had little trouble in negotiating their way through that test.
Edwards’ side were finalists in last season’s competition. They took on FC Barcelona’s youngsters at UEFA headquarters in Nyon but lost 3-0.
Chelsea last won the UEFA Youth League in 2015/2016 when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 in the final.