Young Chelsea duo Dujon Sterling and Trevoh Chalobah were both members of an England Under-19 side which started their UEFA European Under-19 Championship campaign with a 3-2 victory over Turkey on Tuesday.

The Young Lions have travelled to Finland for this summer’s tournament as they look to defend their title which was won 12 months ago.

Blues duo Sterling and Chalobah were named in manager Paul Simpson’s starting XI for their opening fixture against Turkey and it was to be a good afternoon for the highly-rated pair.

It didn’t start so well for England with Turkey taking an early lead courtesy of a header from Guven Yalcin.

England battled back and when Elliot Embleton’s free-kick was turned in by Tottenham Hotspur’s Japhet Tanganga, it was game on. The Sunderland youngster was again provider on the stoke of half-time as he teed up Ben Brereton to fire The Young Lions into a 2-1 lead going into the break.

The excellent Embleton got the goal which his performance deserved early in the second half when he curled in a wonderful strike into the net.

Turkey did pull a goal back through Metehan Guclu’s tap in late in the second half but it was not enough to deny England three points.

Chelsea trio Jamie Cumming, Tariq Lamptey and Conor Gallagher were all unused substitutes in the 3-2 win.

Simpson’s side are back in action on Friday when they take on Ukraine in their second group match.

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