Chelsea Under-18s will travel to Stoke City in the semi-final of the Premier League Cup following today's draw.
The tie is scheduled to take place at Stoke’s Clayton Wood training ground on Saturday 15 February, with an 11am kick-off time.
We secured passage to this stage on Saturday morning with a win over Newcastle United at their Academy complex. Dion Rankine’s second-half goal followed Sam McClelland’s 6th-minute opener as Chelsea made the semi-finals for the second time since the competition's introduction.
Our opponents from Stoke ensured their place in the semi-final after an 8-0 win over Norwich City.
The full semi-final draw is as follows:
Stoke City v ChelseaReading v Manchester City
Meanwhile, next up for Ed Brand's team is the visit of Southampton on Saturday 1 February, the Under-18s will be looking to regain their place at the top of the Premier League southern section table after suffering their first tow defeats of the season in the last two matchdays. Kick-off is 11am. There has also been a date agreed for the next round of the FA Youth Cup with Wolverhampton Wanderers visiting the EBB Stadium on the evening of Monday 10 February.