Chelsea Under-18s begin their quest to reclaim the FA Youth Cup when they take on Huddersfield Town at Kingsmeadow next Wednesday 18 December.

The young Blues are managed this term by Ed Brand, who captained a Chelsea youth team managed by Brendan Rodgers in this competition 15 years ago. Brand’s boys are currently top of the Under-18 Premier League southern section and unbeaten in all competitions since April.

This current crop are looking to follow in the footsteps of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James, who were all multiple Youth Cup winners during their time in our Academy before going on to feature for the senior side.

Tickets are available online now priced at just £3 for adults and £1 for concessions (under-20s and over-65s).

Supporters should note that there are no cash turnstiles at Kingsmeadow and all tickets purchased on the night must be bought from the ticket office. Therefore, to avoid queues and delays, it is recommended to buy online in advance and choose to have the tickets posted (if purchased before Friday 13 December) or collected on the day. Kick-off is 7pm.