Monday 26 November 2012, 7:00pm at Cobham Training Centre, Surrey
Chelsea U21s
Ake 17'; Feruz 35'; Phillip 44'
Fulham FC
Fulham U21s

17' Goal

Nathan Ake
Assist by Islam Feruz

35' Goal

Islam Feruz
Assist by George Saville

44' Goal

Adam Phillip
Assist by Lewis Baker

49' Yellow Card

Adam Phillip

53' Yellow Card

George Saville

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Reece Mitchell
Off:Islam Feruz

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lamisha Musonda
Off:Adam Phillip

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sam Bangura
Off:Adam Nditi

47' Yellow Card

Josh Pritchard Card was given for a foul

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Muamer Tankovic
Off:Tom Donegan

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Williams
Off:Dino Islamovic

Fulham U21s slipped to a disappointing 3-0 defeat against Chelsea U21s on Monday night.

Fulham Under-21s slipped to a disappointing 3-0 defeat against Chelsea Under-21s on Monday night.

Kit Symons’ young side came unstuck against an in form Blues side that entered the game unbeaten in their last five outings and one buoyed by the presence of the watching Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and interim manager Rafael Benitez.

The hosts started well and threatened to break the early deadlock with Islam Feruz and Billy Clifford missing decent opportunities. Their pressure was rewarded however, when Nathan Ake opened the scoring with an impressive curled finish on 15 minutes.

Both Charles Banya and Omri Altman tested the Chelsea defence with some clever inter-play, however, it was the Blues that made the telling difference once more, when Feruz kept his cool to finish smartly beyond the reach of Jesse Joronen.

When Adam Phillip made it 3-0 just before the break, sliding in from Lewis Baker’s cross, the striker gave Fulham a mountain to climb.

Joronen made a fine stop to deny Reece Mitchell on the hour mark before George Saville shot wide, while James Musa made an excellent tackle to deny a further chance for the Blues.

It was an undoubtedly difficult evening for Symons’ charges, who face Liverpool at Motspur Park next Monday. While some billed this match as a dress rehearsal for the First Team’s encounter at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, Fulham will be hoping for a bit more luck in two days’ time.  

Fulham U21: Joronen; Grimmer, Musa, Pritchard, Briggs; Brister, Minkwitz, Donegan, Banya; Altman, Islamovic. (Subs: Arthurworrey, Evans, Tankovic and G Williams) 

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U21 Premier League

Date: Monday 26 November 2012
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Cobham Training Centre, Surrey

Chelsea U21s

Line-up: Blackman; Musunda, Davey, Ince, Nditi (Bangura 81'); Billy Clifford, Ake, Saville; Baker, Feruz (Mitchell 58'), Phillip (Musonda 75')

Fulham U21s

Line-up: Joronen; Grimmer, Pritchard, Briggs; Brister, Minkwitz, Altman, Musa; Donegan (Tankovic 60'); Islamovic (George Williams 80'), Banya

Chelsea U21s (4-3-3)
  • 1Jamal Blackman
  • 2Tika Musunda
  • 3Alex Davey
  • 4Rohan Ince
  • 5Adam Nditi
  • 8Billy Clifford
  • 6Nathan Ake
  • 10George Saville
  • 7Lewis Baker
  • 9Islam Feruz
  • 11Adam Phillip
  • 16Sam Bangura
  • 12Reece Mitchell
  • 14Lamisha Musonda
Fulham U21s (3-4-1-2)
  • 1Jesse Joronen
  • 2Jack Grimmer
  • 3Josh Pritchard
  • 5Matthew Briggs
  • 7Alex Brister
  • 4Ronny Minkwitz
  • 6Omri Altman
  • 11James Musa
  • 8Tom Donegan
  • 9Dino Islamovic
  • 10Charles Banya
  • 17George Williams
  • 16Muamer Tankovic