Defender Clinton Mola notched his second goal of the Premier League 2 season in Saturday’s victory over Southampton at St. Mary’s and was pleased to see the development squad remain at the summit of the PL2 table.
After overcoming a tough first half to defeat the Saints 2-0, Mola was delighted with the points that sent his side to the top of the PL2 table.
‘We know that Southampton is always going to be tough no matter where you are in the league’, he said. ‘We came in to the game unbeaten and remain unbeaten, that’s the most important thing, we got the three points and are top of the league.’
‘I’ve seen something that says this is the best start since 2014, so that is massive for us,' he continued.
'To start with six games unbeaten and be top of the league is a massive confidence booster for everyone.’
Comfortable in midfield or defence, Mola is a new face in the development squad and is relishing the opportunity at this level.
‘Last season I was mainly on the bench for the Under-23s so I was always watching to see where I can learn,' he said. 'This year I’m ready to go, I’ve been playing centre-back and centre-midfield, I’m enjoying it and I’ve been doing well.’
After scoring the first goal of Chelsea’s comeback against Tottenham back in August, the England Under-18 international doubled his tally for the campaign over the weekend, keeping a clean sheet in the process.
‘Callum Hudson-Odoi crossed it in to Reece James who crossed it back in and it was just a header at the back stick for the goal,' he explained. 'I always knew it was in’, he insisted, after the linesman ruled the ball had crossed the goal-line.
Next up for the young Blues in PL2 are Leicester City on Saturday, but before that the squad travel to Bristol Rovers tomorrow night (Tuesday) in the Leasing.com Trophy, this season's name for the EFL Trophy.
‘We’re just going game by game to make sure that we put in a performance every time and the results will come before we move on to the next game.'