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Reserves set to fill CYC-shaped gap with Chelsea double-header

Posted by nickogs20 on July 20, 2008

After our respective first-teams went head to head for the two major prizes last season, United and Chelsea’s reserve sides will have their own double-header of sorts next month. The cancellation of the 2008 Champions Youth Cup has left something of a hole in both teams’ pre-season programmes, so a mutually beneficial agreement to play each other home and away has been reached between the two clubs which should help to bridge the gap between the early pre-season games and the start of the Premier Reserve League season in September.

There are no confirmed dates for the two fixtures yet, but the arrangement has been confirmed by Chelsea’s official site. The exact make-up of the two sides when these games come around is hard to judge as the loan market will have well and truly sparked into life by then, but the games against the West Londoners will be a big test for the Reds’ second string as the Chelsea side will likely contain a number of the side that reached last season’s FA Youth Cup Final, as well as several players with first-team experience at Stamford Bridge or out on loan.

We’ll have confirmed dates and venues for the two games up here as soon as they become available (the reserves usual home at the Marstons Arena is likely to host United’s home ‘leg’, while Brentford’s Griffin Park is home to Chelsea’s second team) and full coverage of both games in due course, with extra coverage available from our friends at the excellent Chelsea Youth and Reserves.

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One Response to “Reserves set to fill CYC-shaped gap with Chelsea double-header”

  1. lorenzo23 said

    What a great website. The official site misses whole months. This is the place to come.

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