Under-18 report: Aston Villa 3 Chelsea 2
Our under-18s were defeated by Aston Villa at Bodymoor Heath training ground this afternoon.
A versatile player, he made six appearances for the Under-18s in 2015/16, his season prior to becoming a scholar. The following campaign saw the teenager play a far more prominent role in the side as our youngsters tasted success in three different competitions. He missed just one game in the FA Youth Cup triumph and scored the only goal of the game as we beat Liverpool 1-0 away in the league merit round, a key result in our title-winning run.
In 2017/18, the midfielder featured predominantly for our Under-18s once more as he made 42 appearances in all competitions. He netted home and away in our 7-0 aggregate win over Birmingham City in the Youth Cup semi-finals and made his UEFA Youth League debut in October.
After turning 17, Uwakwe signed a first professional contract at the club until the end of 2018/19 before extending that deal upon expiration. He made his England Under-20 debut in a 1-0 victory over Angola in May 2017 starting in mdifield before going on to make a further two appearances for the young Lions.