Young Swans beaten by Blues
Swansea City’s Under-18s lost 6-0 to title-chasing Chelsea at Cobham in their latest Premier League South fixture.
The academy Swans kept the scores level for the opening 20 minutes until Marcel Lavinier’s pass found George Nunn to fire Chelsea into the lead with a close-range finish.
Thierno Ballo added to the Blues’ tally before the break before Ekwah Elimby added a third early in the second half before being sent off for a late challenge on Jayden Reid’s run through on goal.
Despite the man advantage the home side added a fourth with an own goal on the hour mark before Nunn netted another five minutes later.
Chelsea substitute Armando Broja added a sixth for the home side after patient build up play in the 80th minute before an unfortunate afternoon was rounded off with a red card each for Jake Thomas and Blues skipper Clinton Mola in the final minute.
The young Swans stay in 11th ahead of Saturday's home clash with Reading at Landore.
Chelsea U18s: Karlo Ziger; Dynel Simeu, Sam McClelland, Pierre Ekwah Elimby; Marcel Lavinier, Lewis Bate (Jon Russell 67), Clinton Mola (c), Henry Lawrence; Thierno Ballo (Marcel Lewis 83), Myles Peart-Harris; George Nunn (Armando Broja 73)
Subs not used: Nicolas Tie, Jordan Aina
Swans U18s: Nathan Shepperd, Jacob Jones, Owen Evans, Daniel Williams, Cameron Evans (c), Jake Thomas, Morgan Clarke (Bradley Gibbings 71), Will Richard, Josh Thomas, Charlie Clancy (Ali Al-Hamadi 59), Jayden Reid
Subs not used: Luke McKendry, Josh Hutchings, Josh Edward.