Post-Match Report

U-23s: Chelsea 1-3 Arsenal - How it happened

Nketiah

Chelsea Under 23 -

Stamford Bridge
Premier League 2 - Division One
Premier League 2 - Division One
  Chelsea Under 23
      
              Redan (83)
          
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Chelsea Under 23
Redan (83)
1 3
  Arsenal U23
      
                  Nketiah (8
                   29)
                   Jenkinson  (44)
            
   crest
Arsenal U23
Nketiah (8
29)
Jenkinson (44)

WHAT HAPPENED 

Eddie Nketiah delivered a masterclass on Monday night, scoring twice in our 3-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Carl Jenkinson also found the back of the net, helping us to extend our unbeaten streak to eight Premier League 2 fixtures.

We fired five past Derby County last time out - and once again we wasted no time in displaying our attacking intent, with Nketiah opening the scoring inside eight minutes.

The 19-year-old’s low drive from the edge of the area was all too much for Karlo Ziger.

Shortly after Bukayo Saka threatened the Blues defence with a number of darting runs, before Nketiah scored his second, cutting in from the right to find the top corner with a stunning strike.

Chelsea then pushed forward in search of a lifeline - and this allowed Jenkinson to make it three on the stroke of half-time, providing the finishing touch to a blistering counter-attack.

Following the break, Arthur Okonkwo made fine saves to deny Joseph Colley and Conor Gallagher, but he was eventually beaten in the 83rd minute by Daishawn Redan.

That was the first goal the 17-year-old has conceded since making his PL2 debut against West Ham.

WHAT IT MEANS 

Premier League table

WHAT’S NEXT 

Our final game of the season is against Leicester City on Friday, April 26.

The game will take place at Emirates Stadium with kick-off at 7pm (UK time).