The Chelsea Under-21s' away fixture at Middlesbrough has been called off due to a frozen pitch.

The Blues had been scheduled to return to Premier League 2 action this afternoon for the first time in a month, with an away trip to face Middlesbrough.

However, that game has now been postponed because low temperatures have left the pitch unusable, and will not go ahead at 1pm today as planned.

A new date for the game will be announced in due course.

In the meantime, the Chelsea Under-21s' next match will now be a Premier League Cup tie away at Luton Town on Tuesday 12 December.