Young Chelsea forward Armando Broja struck a late goal as The Blues’ Development Squad won 1-0 at London rivals Tottenham Hotspur last night in the Premier League 2.
The teenager successfully finished off a sweeping move with an 82nd-minute goal as Chelsea’s excellent campaign continued in Stevenage.
Neither keeper was really troubled during a hard-fought first half in Hertfordshire with both sides cancelling each other out.
Tottenham Hotspur attacker Tashan Oakley-Boothe went close with an early effort which whistled marginally wide before Rodel Richards went down searching for a penalty kick, although his appeals were ignored.
Chelsea went the closest to breaking the deadlock 11 minutes before the break when Spurs defender Brooklyn Lyons-Foster cleared the ball off the goal-line following the chaos which followed a free-kick.
The second half was also starved of real good goalscoring chances with both sides playing their parts in a tense London derby.
It wasn’t until the 70th minute that either side went close when Oakley-Boothe advanced towards goal for Spurs but he disappointingly drove an effort wide.
Chelsea were to have the final say on the match with a winning goal eight minutes from time. Broja burst down the channel before unleashing a venomous shot which flew into the net to hand The Blues a crucial three points in the title race.