UEFA Youth League draw explained
After recording a 3-1 win over AS Monaco earlier in the week to book a spot in the UEFA Youth League last-16, we take a look at the line-up and who the young Blues could face in the draw.
He mainly plays on the right side of the back four, is comfortable on the left too and made three appearances for the youth team in the 2014/15 season while still a schoolboy. In his debut campaign as a scholar, he made 18 appearances for Joe Edwards's Under-18s and scored goals in away league draws at Swansea City and Fulham, the latter a dramatic stoppage-time leveller. He made his debut for the Under-21s in April 2016.
Nartey featured regularly during our Treble-winning Under-18 season in 2016/17 and stepped up to make half a dozen appearances for our development squad, coming up against first team strikers Jay Rodriguez and Danny Welbeck in Premier League 2. He settled at the older age group in 2017/18, often featuring as one of three central defenders in Edwards's preferred 3-4-3, including in the senior Checkatrade Trophy against Yeovil Town, Exeter City and Lincoln City.
In May 2018, the defender signed a new contract at the club until the end of 2018/19.