Memorable FA Youth Cup quarter-final ties of the last 10 years
Our Under-18s welcome Millwall to Stamford Bridge in the quarter-final of this year’s FA Youth Cup on Thursday 27 February. The tie is live on the 5th Stand App, kick-off 7pm.
The young Dutchman is an adaptable player who can play at left-back, wing-back, centre-back or in central midfield, and that versatility was utilised in his maiden season in England as he featured in a number of defensive positions for our academy teams. His first Chelsea goal came in a 3-1 youth team win against Arsenal in September before his development squad debut later that month in the Checkatrade Trophy away at Newport County. A Netherlands Under-17 international, he featured throughout our run to the UEFA Youth League finals weekend.
Maatsen signed his first professional contract at the club in March 2019 and made his senior debut in September of that same year. Aged 17, the Dutch youth international played 24 minutes of Chelsea's 7-1 Carabao Cup victory over Grimsby Town.