INTERNATIONALS: CHELSEA FORWARDS REPRESENT YOUNG ENGLAND
Two Chelsea players, Isaiah Brown and Dominic Solanke, have been involved for England Under-17s in a four-team tournament which was completed today (Sunday).
Brown (pictured), who joined from West Brom this summer and was on-target twice for Chelsea Under-21s last weekend played in all the games, as did Solanke who is another attacking player. Still a schoolboy, he has scored two goals in two games for our youth team this season.
The FA International Tournament was held in the Midlands with England's three games taking place at Burton Albion FC. Portugal, Turkey and Italy were the other participants.
In the opener against the Portuguese on Wednesday, John Peacock's side equalised early in the second half having conceded just three minutes into the game. Brown, a threat throughout, hit the post in the first half, but England fell behind again not long after their goal and were then caught on the counter-attack in stoppage time to go down 3-1.
Solanke, in his first game at this level, played 62 minutes of the 80-minute match in a wide position with Brown playing the full game.
On Friday against Turkey England recorded a win thanks to a second-half goal. Solanke had a couple of shooting chances in the first half, one into the sidenetting and one saved. He was withdrawn 13 minutes from time with Brown introduced just before an hour was played.
The final match against Italy followed a similar scoring pattern to the Portugal game, England levelling having gone a goal down early on, but they conceded the decider soon after half-time following a defensive slip.
On this occasion Brown, who was involved in England's goal, made way for Solanke shortly before the hour.
Portugal were the winners of the tournament.