Chelsea’s excellent start to their Under-18 Premier League campaign continued with a 5-0 victory at Swansea City on Saturday morning.

Billy Gilmour, Martell Taylor-Crossdale, Daishawn Redan (two) and George McEachran got the goals as The Blues made easy work of their opponents in South Wales.

It was the hosts who started the match the brighter of the two sides and Joe Lewis fired an early chance over the bar before Arnor Gudjohnsen tested Blues keeper Nicolas Tie.

Chelsea responded with Gilmour whipping a free-kick over the bar before the Scot lashed in the opening goal of the match from 20 yards out.

Juan Castillo then struck the woodwork with a header before Tariq Uwakwe forced a good save from home keeper Alex Lang as Swansea City remained just one goal behind.

Two minutes before the break, Chelsea were awarded a dubious penalty when Redan lost control of the ball in the box and striker Taylor-Crossdale successfully made it 2-0 from the spot.

The second half saw Castillo strike an effort wide of the target before Kees de Boer blasted a chance high and wide at the other end. Redan was then denied by Lang and McEachran struck the rebound over the bar.

Tie then produced a wonderful save from Mason Jones-Thomas’ effort before Lang was equally as impressive in keeping Taylor-Crossdale’s goal-bound shot out at the other end.

with just under 25 minutes remaining, Redan made it 3-0 when he directed Taylor-Crossdale’s cross into the net before McEachran’s long range finish made it four.

Chelsea keeper Tie was then alert to save well from both Matthew Roberts and Jones-Thomas before The Blues wrapped up a 5-0 victory late on when Redan beat Lang one-on-one after racing clear of The Swans’ defence.

Jody Morris’ men are back in action again next Saturday when they face local rivals Fulham at Cobham.

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