The youth team of Chelsea continued their enviable run of form with a convincing 5-0 win over their counterparts from FC Goa during the third day of the PL-ISL Next Generation Mumbai Cup 2020 here at the Reliance Corporate Park Football Ground, Navi Mumbai.
Goa started steadily and were disciplined in their
defensive approach from the beginning. Despite the boys from Chelsea
maintaining possession of the ball for most of the match, the home team ensured
that the Blues were not able to pierce the defence to bother Gaurs’ goalkeeper,
Micky Dias. However, the boys from Chelsea continued to press the Goa midfield
and through the flanks, in search of finding an inroad inside the
Prajoy Gawde put in some timely challenges and he was
well supported by Reezvon Fernandes who managed to keep the Blues at bay during
the initial part of the
However, Chelsea broke the deadlock in the 24th minute
before a goalfest in the following six minutes. Kamarni Ryan broke free from
the shadows of his marker and comfortably slotted the ball into the
Just a minute later, Ato Ampah, who had a brilliant outing against Southampton on Tuesday set up a perfect assist for Jack Phillips’s goal just before the half time whistle.
Phillips bagged his brace through some deft touches in the 29th minute finding the corner of the net.