The Chelsea Development Squad have continued their fantastic start to the season with a 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge this evening.

Joe Edwards’ side maintained their position at the top of the Premier League 2 table by comfortably seeing off the threat of The Seagulls in South West London.

It was the visitors who went close to breaking the deadlock first but Peter Gwargis’ volleyed effort was blocked on the Chelsea goal-line by Henry Lawrence before The Blues midfielder netted the game’s first goal soon after when he curled the ball beyond Albion keeper Tom McGill.

Brighton & Hove Albion should have been level just before the break but Lawrence again cleared the ball off the line after Ryan Longman had rounded Blues keeper Nicolas Tie.

Callum Hudson-Odoi got around an hour of action under his belt as he stepped up his comeback from injury. He fired an effort on goal, although it was too close to McGill.

Chelsea extended their lead 13 minutes before time when a ball was kept alive from a corner kick and found it’s way to the feet of Marcel Lewis who bundled¬†home from close range.

The Blues did not let up after the second goal and Charlie Brown saw a shot hit the post before McGill denied Tariq Lamptey with the player in a great position to score.

Brighton & Hove Albion were to pull a goal back deep in second half injury time when Alex Cochrane headed in but it was too little, too late.

Chelsea are back in action next Saturday when they take on Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.

 

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I am Dan Pentland football writer and reporter at various levels including the English Football League, FA Women's Super League and in UEFA and FIFA affiliated competitions. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk

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