The Chelsea Development Squad have suffered a disastrous end to their Premier League 2 campaign with a 5-1 thumping at Liverpool this evening.

Martell Taylor-Crossdale was on the scoresheet for The Blues but in truth, Joe Edwards’ men were never really at the races as the hosts performed something of a demolition job.

The Reds took the lead early in the first half when George Johnston nodded in a Adam Lewis corner kick delivery.

Juan Castillo saw a volley fly just wide for Chelsea before Liverpool doubled their lead when Bobby Adekanye got the better of Josh Grant and fired the ball past Marcin Bulka in The Blues goal.

Charlie Brown really should have reduced the arrears on the stroke of half time but the striker placed his effort wide of the target when played clear through on goal as Liverpool went into the break with a two-goal advantage.

Liverpool went 3-0 up soon after the interval when Reece James handled the ball in the box and the match referee awarded a penalty kick. Yan Dhanda stepped up to take the spot kick and made no mistake as he blasted the ball into the net.

Blues substitute Taylor-Crossdale did pull a goal back when he swept in a Brown pass but his joy was short lived when Johnston capitalised on some more poor defending from Chelsea to head in his second goal of the game.

The match was to end 5-1 in Liverpool’s favour with Dhanda capping off a superb evening for the home side with a sublime effort moments before the final whistle.

Chelsea finish the season in eighth place in the table while opponents Liverpool sit in second.

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