Chelsea Under-18s’ assault on the English Premier League title has continued with a 4-1 victory over Leicester City at Holmes Park this morning.
Joe Haigh, Armando Broja, Charlie Wiggett and George Nunn were all on target for Ed Brand’s side as they eased to victory against The Foxes.
Broja was close to breaking the deadlock early on but home keeper Oliver Boshworth pulled off a good save with his outstretched leg.
Haigh was the next player to test Boshworth but his effort was saved by the Leicester City keeper. The Blues forward was soon to get his goal though and when Dion Rankine delivered a cross, he was on-hand to tap the ball home.
Leicester City threatened late on in the half. Blues keeper Jake Askew saved well from Liam Loughlin and Ethan Fitzhugh could only blast a shot wide from the rebound. Dennis Gyamfi also went close for the hosts but lost his composure as he volleyed over.
Broja could have made it 2-0 to Chelsea going into the interval but Boshworth came out on top with the Blues player clear through on goal.
Disaster struck early in the second half when Levi Colwill was harshly penalised in the box and Shane Flynn stepped up to net for the hosts from the spot.
Chelsea were soon awarded a penalty of their own when Haigh was fouled in the box and while Broja’s kick was saved, the striker netted at the second attempt.
Brand’s side were 3-1 up just minutes later when Boshworth made a handling error and Wiggett lashed the ball into the net.
Substitute Nunn wrapped up the victory with a cool finish in injury time, firing the ball home from Henry Lawrence’s pass.
Chelsea are back in action in a fortnight’s time when Norwich City are the visitors to Cobham.