Chelsea Under-18s have returned to winning ways in the Under-18 Premier League with a 4-3 victory over West London rivals Fulham at Cobham this morning.

George Nunn netted a brace while Marcel Lewis and Thierno Ballo were also on target as The Blues won their final home fixture of the season.

Chelsea took the lead from the penalty spot in the seventh minute after Nunn had been fouled by Luca Murphy. Lewis stepped up to take the spot kick and made no mistake from 12 yards.

It was soon 2-0 to The Blues when Ballo delivered an inch-perfect ball across the box for teammate Nunn to tap home from just a few yards out and it was Ballo who then got on the scoresheet himself, curling a stunning effort from range into the net to make it three before the clock had even reached the half-hour mark.

Fulham reduced the arrears 12 minutes before the break when a free-kick was not cleared by the home side and Timmy Abraham, brother of Chelsea star Tammy, prodded in from close range.

Chelsea keeper Nicolas Tie was on top form to deny the visitors shortly after the break, tipping a Sonny Hilton effort over the bar before the match somewhat fizzled out.

After a quiet 25-minute spell, Chelsea went 4-1 up when Dion Rankine crossed for Nunn to net with a clinical finish.

Fulham did rally late on and goals from Abraham and Fabio Carvalho brought the scoreline back to 4-3 but there was no time remaining for The Cottagers to complete a stunning fightback.

Chelsea end their season at Reading on Saturday 27 April.

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