Under-18 report: Aston Villa 3 Chelsea 2
Our under-18s were defeated by Aston Villa at Bodymoor Heath training ground this afternoon.
He played in the FA Youth Cup and represented the Under-21s for the Tractor Boys as an Under-16 schoolboy, scoring in the latter. Following his move south, Brown enjoyed a prolific maiden season for the Blues in front of goal, notching 10 goals in 20 league appearances, most of which were as a substitute. His impact from the bench was highlighted in February when he scored four goals as a second-half introduction against Brighton and that form was rewarded with a development squad debut before the end of the campaign.
Brown's brace in the Under-18 Premier League Cup final in March 2018 helped our youngsters to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham.
On our return to the UEFA Youth League in 2017/18, the striker scored 22 minutes into his first European appearance, a 5-0 victory against Qarabag, before netting in the return in Azerbaijan and at Atletico Madrid in the group stage. He spent most of the season with Jody Morris's Under-18s, helping the youngsters to an unprecedented Quadruple with goals in the FA Youth Cup semi-final against Birmingham and the inaugural Under-18 Premier League Cup final against Tottenham.
The striker signed a new contract at the club in October 2018 committing him until the summer of 2021.