Chelsea Under-18s have recorded their fourth straight win in the Under-18 Premier League with a 5-1 success over Norwich City at Cobham this morning.
Thierno Ballo bagged a hat-trick for The Blues as they made easy work of The Canaries to crank up their defence of the Under-18 Premier League title.
Chelsea took the lead after two minutes when Marcel Lewis teed up Ballo to beat visiting keeper Joe Rose when put through one-on-one with the Norwich City stopper.
It was soon 2-0 to The Blues when Henry Lawrence put a cross into the box at the second attempt and Ballo lashed in from six yards.
Isak Thorvaldsson then saw an effort hit the post for Norwich City before Ballo completed his hat-trick after getting on the end of a Marcel Lavinier cross.
An action packed final few minutes of the first half saw Anis Mehmeti miss a penalty kick for Norwich City after Thorvaldsson had been fouled before Ballo was denied a fourth goal by the woodwork.
Chelsea made it 4-0 within four minutes of the restart when Lawrence struck from inside the box before Thorvaldsson capitalised on a mix up between Blues keeper Jake Askew and defender Lavinier to pull a goal back for the visitors.
Andy Myers’ men completed the scoring 16 minutes from time when Jon Russell produced a composed finish to make it 5-1 and cap off a fine victory for The Blues.
Chelsea are back in action next Saturday when they travel to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Under-18 Premier League.