The Chelsea Development Squad have returned to winning ways in the Premier League 2 with an excellent 4-1 win at Manchester City this lunchtime.
George McEachran, Charlie Brown, Tariq Uwakwe and Juan Castillo got the goals as Joe Edwards’ men stunned the hosts.
The home side started the match brightly and Blues keeper Jamie Cumming had to be on top form to keep Nabil Touaizi’s sharp strike out of the net.
City were the more slick of the two sides in the early stages with Taylor Richards and Ian Poveda also trying their luck without severely testing Cumming further.
Chelsea’s first chance of the match came just after the half hour mark when some sloppy Manchester City defending let in Connor Gallagher but he could only direct his header off target.
It was The Blues who broke the deadlock on the stroke on half-time when Billy Gilmour’s corner kick was not fully cleared by the home side and McEachran fired the loose ball into the net.
There was little in the way of goalmouth action to create any real excitement early in the second half as Chelsea set themselves out to stifle any attacking threat from the home side.
We had to wait until the 74th minute for the first chance of the half but when it came it produced a goal for The Blues. Captain Richard Nartey’s header caused chaos in the City box and substitute Brown scrambled the ball into the net.
Four minutes later, Chelsea were in dreamland when Castillo’s cross from the left was met by the head of Uwakwe who thumped the ball home.
Edwards’ side made it 4-0 late on when Castillo broke away and smashed his effort low into the net before City grabbed a consolation when Lorenzo Gonzalez tapped in.
The loss of a clean sheet late in the game may have disappointed manager Edwards but overall, this was a really workmanlike performance by The Blues and a thoroughly deserved three points.