The Chelsea Development Squad have started their new campaign with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Swindon Town in the EFL Trophy this evening.

Tino Anjorin bagged a brace while prolific frontman Charlie Brown was also on-target for The Blues at The County Ground.

Joe Edwards’ Chelsea side flew out of the blocks in Wiltshire and Anjorin’s early strike gave them the lead against their Sky Bet League One opponents.

Anjorin was proving to be a real handful for the Swindon Town defence and four minutes later, he doubled both his and Chelsea’s tally with another impressive finish.

Arsenal defender Daniel Ballard, who is currently on-loan at The County Ground, made it 2-1 when he powered home a bullet header.

Lloyd Isgrove twice went close to levelling the scores for Swindon Town before the break but goalkeeper Jamie Cumming came to Chelsea’s rescue with two fine saves in quick succession.

The Robins found their equaliser immediately after the interval. Adam May took aim and produced a wonderful strike which sailed beyond Cumming into the back of the Chelsea net.

Edwards’ men have been impressive in the EFL Trophy in the past two seasons and they were to find a winning goal. Striker Brown continued his good goalscoring record for the club with a composed finish to make the score 3-2.

Cumming tipped a Keshi Anderson effort over the bar as Swindon Town searched for an equaliser but it wasn’t to be as The Blues held on.

The Development Squad begin their Premier League 2 campaign at Derby County on Monday.

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