Chelsea’s development squad moved second in Premier League 2 on Friday night with a win over Leicester.
Myles Peart-Harris gave the young Blues the lead at the break but a Leicester equaliser soon followed, and it took a Henry Lawrence strike two minutes from time to separate the sides.
Following the win, boss Andy Myers pointed out pre-match preparations and the team performance as highlights of the weekend's result.
‘We knew Leicester would come with problems for us as their team always does, and even more so after we went ahead. Luckily we prepared for both of the team shapes Leicester used in our pre-match presentation and I think it showed, ' he told the official Chelsea website.
‘I’m very pleased with the result and performance. We know playing Leicester is always a challenge as they are quite direct for a PL2 team, but it gave us a different challenge and we stood up to that really well.'
It was the first win for Chelsea since the triumph over Derby in October at Cobham and Myers believes Friday’s win was the result of a mature performance.
‘It was very important to bounce back and get a win, the performances haven’t always warranted the results but I thought this was a showing of young men,’ he said. ‘We dealt with their physical presence really well and it was nice to get the result, I’m particularly pleased for the players because they deserve it.’
The development squad are next in action next Monday night when Kingsmeadow hosts a London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham.