Chelsea F.C. Reserves and Academy


Chelsea F.C. Reserves and Academy
Chelsea Reserves and Academy
Chelsea FC.svg
Full name Chelsea Football Club Reserves and Academy
Nickname(s) The Little Blues
Founded 1948
Ground Chelsea FC Training Ground
Cobham, Surrey
Owner Roman Abramovich
Chairman Bruce Buck
Manager Dermot Drummy (Reserve)
Adrian Viveash (Youth)
League Premier Reserve League
Premier Academy League
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Chelsea F.C. Reserves are the reserve team of Chelsea Football Club. They are members of the Premier Reserve League Southern Division and the reigning champions of the Southern Division winning the Championship in 2010 - 11. The team mainly consists of Under-21 players at the club, although senior players occasionally play in the reserve side, for instance when they are recovering from injury. The reserves team is coached by Dermot Drummy.

Chelsea F.C. Academy are the youth team of Chelsea Football Club. It is a member of the Premier Academy League. They have won the FA Youth Cup in 1960, 1961, 2010 and ended being runners-up in 1958, 2008. The youth team is coached by Adrian Viveash.The academy is regarded as one of the best in English football and has produced many great players such as the brothers Ron and Allan Harris, Peter Bonetti, Bobby Tambling, Barry Bridges, Bert Murray, John Hollins, Peter Osgood, Ray Wilkins, Graeme Le Saux, Bobby Smith, Terry Venables, Jimmy Greaves and John Terry among many others.

Neil Bath is the current academy manager who is responsible for the day to day operation of the academy along with Michael Emenalo who is the current Technical Director, having been promoted from Assistant First Team Coach, and largely responsible for exploring and recruiting new young players around the world.

From 2007-2010 the Reserve team played their home games at Brentford's Griffin Park Stadium. Currently they play their home games at the club's training ground at Cobham and temporarily use the clubs's home ground Stamford Bridge for the big matches. The Academy Team also play their home games at the club's training ground.

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Reserve Squad

As of 8 September 2011 Chelsea F.C. Reserve Squad UEFA Champions League squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
47 England MF Billy Clifford
49 England DF Aziz Deen-Conteh
50 Portugal MF Kaby
51 England DF Rohan Ince
52 England MF Jacob Mellis
53 Sweden FW Marko Mitrović
58 Ghana DF Daniel Pappoe
60 Wales GK Rhys Taylor
No. Position Player
64 Slovakia FW Milan Lalkovič
England DF Nathaniel Chalobah
Northern Ireland DF Carl Magnay
England FW Adam Phillip
Uruguay FW Jhon Pírez
England DF Ben Gordon
Brazil FW Lucas Piazon

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
35 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Kalas (at Vitesse until the end of 2011–12 season)
48 Republic of Ireland MF Conor Clifford (at Yeovil Town until 4 December 2011)
England GK Sam Walker (at Northampton Town until the end of 2011–12 season)
Croatia GK Matej Delač (at České Budějovice until the end of 2011–12 season)

Honours

Academy Squad

As of 8 September 2011 Chelsea F.C. Academy Squad UEFA Champions League squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
46 England GK Jamal Blackman
54 England DF Todd Kane
55 England MF James Ashton
56 England MF George Saville
57 England DF Archange Nkumu
59 Austria FW Philipp Prosenik
England GK Mitchell Beeney
England DF Adam Nditi
England DF Alastair Gordon
England DF Alex Davey
England DF Nortei Nortey
England DF Samuel Bangura
Netherlands DF Nathan Aké
England MF Danny Stenning
No. Position Player
England MF John Swift
England MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek
England MF Lewis Baker
England MF Reece Loudon
England MF Tom Howard
Burkina Faso MF Bertrand Traoré
Sweden MF Amin Affane
Sweden MF Anjur Osmanović
England FW Ismail Seremba
England FW Walter Figueira
England FW Alex Kiwomya
Scotland FW Islam Feruz
Czech Republic FW Dominik Mašek


Honours

Notable Academy graduates

Graduates of Chelsea's academy and 'A' teams who won at least one full international cap. NB: Bold players are still playing for the club.

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