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Under-18 Cup preview and kick-off time change: Blues battle for a place in the final

Our Under-18s travel to Stoke City to play for a place in the Premier League Cup final tomorrow morning (Saturday).

Having overcome Newcastle United at their training ground at the end of January, Ed Brand's team now travel north for today's semi-final. Stoke City made this stage after thrashing Norwich 8-0 in the quarter-finals last month.

Here's all you need to know about the last-four tie...

When and where

The match takes place tomorrow morning (Saturday) at Stoke City’s Clayton Wood training complex. Please be aware a new kick-off time of 10am has been agreed with weather conditions set to worsen in the Staffordshire area as the afternoon aproaches.

How to follow

We will have team news and  live updates via our official @chelseafc Twitter account.

Last time out

Last meeting

The last time we met was in October 2013 when the Under-18s visited Staffordshire and ran out 2-0 winners in the league competition.

George Cole got our first before Jeremie Boga added a second for the Blues. The team that day was as follows: Brad Collins; Ola Aina, George Brady, Jon Muleba (c), Kevin Wright (Fankaty Dabo h/t); Kasey Palmer, Dion Conroy (Charlie Colkett h/t), Jeremie Boga; Reece Mitchell (Chike Kandi 62), George Cole, Ambrose Gnahore.

Elsewhere in the Premier League Cup

Reading take on Manchester City tomorrow morning, with the winner set to host the final against either Stoke or Chelsea.

The Royals are opponents for us in the league later in the season and the date for our trip to Berkshire has been moved to Friday 10 April, kick-off 11am. This is due to our FA Youth Cup quarter-final being arranged for Thursday 27 February, two days before we were originally scheduled to play.

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