Robins win on Penalties - Cheltenham Town 0(5)-(4)0 Chelsea Under 21's - As it Happened
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20:04a month ago

Signing off.....

That brings me to the end of this match coverage here on VAVEL.com I've been Louis Bent.
20:03a month ago

Implications of that result

A win on penalties for Cheltenham after Christian Norton dispatched from the spot to seal the shoot-out win for the Robins, but they still remain bottom of Group E.

However, it was Chelsea's youngsters who had the better chances throughout the game, with plenty of chances going their way.

Charlie Webster had opportunities to seal the game for the Blues but couldn't slot home, however, until Exeter play Bristol Rovers they remain top of Group E.

19:59a month ago

PENALTY SHOOTOUT - Cheltenham Town 5-4 Chelsea Under 21's

Haigh dispatches but it's not enough.

Norton rolls the ball past Wady to win the shootout for Cheltenham.

5-4

19:58a month ago

PENALTY SHOOTOUT - Cheltenham Town 4-3 Chelsea Under 21's

Xavier Mbuyamba goes straight down the middle to beat the 'keeper.

Zac Guinan calmly rolls the ball past Wady.

4-3 to the Robins.

19:56a month ago

PENALTY SHOOTOUT - Cheltenham Town 3-2 Chelsea Under 21's

Lewis Baker strikes only to be denied by Owen Evans.

Alfie May dispatches high into the roof of the net.

Advantage Cheltenham. 3-2

19:55a month ago

PENALTY SHOOTOUT - Cheltenham Town 2-2 Chelsea Under 21's

Jayden Wareham dispatches sending Evans the wrong way.

Felix Miles scores for the Robins.

2-2

19:54a month ago

PENALTY SHOOTOUT - Cheltenham Town 1-1 Chelsea Under 21's

George Nunn calmly slots home for the Blues.

Ellis Chapman strikes into the bottom left corner for the Robins.

1-1

 

19:52a month ago

PLAYER OF THE MATCH - Xavier Mbuyamba

Although Felix Miles has glided through the midfield well throughout the game for the Robins. The Man of the Match award must go to Xavier Mbuyemba who has displayed calm and assurance whilst dealing with a serious Robins aerial threat.  A big future ahead for this lad.
19:50a month ago

FULL TIME - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

FULL TIME - We're heading for penalties here at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium after both sides live to rue missed opportunities. 
19:48a month ago

SUB - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

90+2 - Connor Jakeways ON - Joe Hunt OFF
19:46a month ago

FOUR MINUTES ADDED ON - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

90' - The fourth official has added on four minutes of additional time.

This game will go to penalties if it remains a draw.

19:45a month ago

YELLOW CARD - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

89' - Alfie May goes into the book for a cynical foul.
19:44a month ago

SUB - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

88' - Zac Guinan ON - Andy Williams OFF
19:43a month ago

GREAT CHALLENGE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

87' - Josh Brooking makes a sublime last-ditch challenge to deny Christian Norton a one-on-one chance.
19:38a month ago

SUB - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

81' - Silko Thomas ON - Edwin Andersson OFF
19:34a month ago

CHANCE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

78' - May flashes a volley wide from the edge of the box.
19:32a month ago

YELLOW CARD - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

76' - George McEachran becomes the second player to be yellow-carded for the Blues.
19:27a month ago

YELLOW CARD - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

70' - Xavier Simon booked, the Blues captain enters the referee's book.
19:23a month ago

DOUBLE CHANGE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

66' - Double Chelsea change

Jayden Wareham ON - Jude Soonsup-Bell OFF 

Joe Haigh ON - Charlie Webster OFF

        

19:21a month ago

BIG SAVE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

64' - An Armitage header is saved from close range by Wady following a corner.
19:18a month ago

CHANCE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

62' - Lewis Baker flashes a free-kick wide of the Robins goal.
19:17a month ago

SUB - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

60' - The first substitution of the evening Conor Thomas off - Ellis Chapman on

 

19:08a month ago

BIG CHANCE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

51' - Webster with his second guilt-edged opportunity of the game - all he needs is a goal to add to this complete performance.
19:03a month ago

SECOND HALF STARTS - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

Second half is up and running here at the Jonny Rocks Stadium.
19:01a month ago

A word for Xavier Mbuyamba

The 19-year-old has looked calm and assured in the centre-back position, despite marking a target-man striker in Andy Williams - big things to come from this enforcer at the back.
18:53a month ago

REACTION AT THE BREAK - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

18:50a month ago

HALF TIME - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

HALF TIME - All square at the break between Cheltenham Town and Chelsea Under 21's.

A good opening 25 minutes between these two sides, as it stands the Blues are heading into the knockout stages topping Southern Group E in the EFL Trophy.

18:44a month ago

CHANCE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

43' - Charlie Webster has the floodgates opened for him by George McEachran but the number 71 fires well over on the cut-back.
18:40a month ago

CHANCE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

41' - Soonsup-Bell makes a darting run down the side of the Cheltenham defence, his low shot again saved by Evans.
18:29a month ago

SAVE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

29' - Charlie Webster has a low effort saved by Evans after the goalkeeper dropped the ball into the youngster's path.
18:22a month ago

CHANCE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

22' - Dylan Barkers gives away the ball on the edge of his own area only for Jude Soonsup-Bell to strike straight at Owen Evans
18:19a month ago

YELLOW CARD - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

18' - Lewis Freestone picks up the first yellow card of the evening for the Robins after striking the ball at Edwin Andersson whilst he was on the deck.
18:13a month ago

CHANCE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

14' - May causes a nuisance down the left-hand side of the Chelsea defence but rolls a shot wide.
18:11a month ago

CHANCE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

12' - Xavier Mbuyamba has a free header in the centre of the box but heads over, big chance for the Blues.
18:06a month ago

CHANCE - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

7' - Christian Norton heads just wide from a May corner for the Robins.
18:05a month ago

HANDBALL - Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea

6' - Andy Williams turns and shoots the ball over for Cheltenham but is adjudged to have handballed it.
18:04a month ago

FIRST CHANCE! Cheltenham Town 0-0 Chelsea Under 21's

4' - A long-range Alfie May shot well saved by a full-stretch Ethan Wady. 
17:58a month ago

- KICK OFF

We're off and away here at the Jonny Rocks Stadium
17:58a month ago

- Ready to go here

17:45a month ago

- Refereeing team for the evening

Referee - Alan Young

Assistants - Christopher Husband, Matthew Smith

Fourth Official - Declan O'Shea

17:41a month ago

- Ready for Action

In place here for this game between Cheltenham Town and Chelsea Under 21's - it's a great night for football here at the Jonny Rocks Stadium.
17:36a month ago

- Cheltenham Town - Starting Line-up

Evans, Hunt, Armitage, Horton, Freestone, Barkers, Thomas (c),  Miles,  May,  Williams,  Norton

Subs: Flinders, Pollock, Chapman, Jakeways, Clark, Skurek, Guinan

17:32a month ago

- Chelsea Under 21's - Starting Line-up

Wady, Brooking, Simons (c), Hughes, Mbuyamba, Nunn, Baker, McEachran, Webster, Andersson, Soonsup-Bell.

 

Subs: Bergström, Fiabema, Haigh, Rankine, Wareham, Thomas, Ryan.

16:44a month ago

- Tune in here for Cheltenham Town vs Chelsea Under 21's

The EFL Trophy is reaching the conclusion of the group stage matches, which means the stakes have truly been raised as teams clamber to make it to the knockout stages.

This fixture between Cheltenham Town and Chelsea Under-21's is no exception to this, as the Blues will be looking to consolidate top spot in Southern Group E on Tuesday evening, meanwhile the Robins are unable to progress.

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16:39a month ago

- What time does the game kick-off?

-UK BST Time : 19:00

 

- India: 11:30


- South Africa: 20:00


- Australia: 05:00

16:34a month ago

- Cheltenham Town vs Chelsea Under 21's - Prediction

Chelsea Under 21's are the only team here with something to play for, top-spot is on the line and I'll predict them to finish the group strongly with a 3-1 win against a potentially young Cheltenham side.
16:29a month ago

- How to Watch?

The game is available to watch live on Cheltenham Town's iFollow page after purchasing a match pass on the site, which includes live audio, video and also post-match highlights.
16:24a month ago

- Bryan Fiabema - One to Watch

Bryan Fiabema is widely seen as a big prospect within the Chelsea youth ranks, with the youngster bagging his first goal in the competition during the only appearance he's made so far against Bristol Rovers.

The Norway Under-18 international plays for the Under 21 and Under 23's outfits and has been in fine form for both, picking up three goals in his last three appearances for the Chelsea Under 23's.

The 18-year-old added to his tally again on Saturday in a 1-1 draw against Leicester City Under 23's.

16:19a month ago

- Felix Miles - One to Watch

Felix Miles bagged his first Cheltenham goal against Exeter City in the same competition after a calm finish.

The youth team prospect has been on loan at Evesham United after impressing during summer friendlies for the Robins.

The youngster is likely to pick up another valuable first-team appearance following a good performance in the previous round of EFL Trophy fixtures.

16:14a month ago

- Chelsea Under 21's - Form Guide

Although Chelsea's Under-21 side is mainly a development side for youngsters coming through the academy, Myers' outfit currently sit on top of Southern Group E after drawing and winning one.

The youngsters drew with Exeter City in their group opener but picked up the bonus point after winning that game on penalties. 

Myers' side beat Bristol Rovers in their previous EFL Trophy encounter after a Lewis Baker winner secured all three points for the Blues. 

16:09a month ago

- Cheltenham Town - Form Guide

The Robins will be looking to pick up their first win in the competition after suffering a draw but also losing in a shootout against Exeter City last time out at home.

Duff's side haven't impressed so far in the competition and due to injury issues within the first-team squad, they've found themselves heavily relying on youngsters in the competition, meaning they haven't been able to better last season's round two exit.

16:04a month ago

- Chelsea Under 21's - Predicted Line Up

(3-4-3) Sharman-Lowe, Brooking, Mbuyamba, Gilchrist, Rankine, Baker, Simons, Nunn, Webster, Vale, Fiabema
15:59a month ago

- Cheltenham Town - Predicted Line Up

(4-1-2-1-2) Evans, Horton, Armitage, Freestone, Hussey, Barkers, Miles, Bonds, Crowley, Norton, Williams
15:54a month ago

- Cheltenham Town - Team News

Cheltenham club captain Will Boyle had a setback on his road to recovery after tearing a ligament in the back of his ankle, the skipper will be out for four to six weeks.

Fellow centre-back Charlie Raglan also suffered a block on his return to the first-team squad, with manager Michael Duff stating that the former Oxford United and Port Vale man will need to see a specialist.

15:49a month ago

- Chelsea Under 21's - Team News

This Blues side have played a consistent line-up throughout the opening two group games and are mainly dependant on which personnel are involved in the first-team squad for the EFL Cup clash with Southampton.

It's likely that they'll be able to field a full-strength line-up, but with all players fit this could potentially cause headaches for manager Andy Myers

15:44a month ago

- Chelsea Under 21's - Searching for Top Spot

The Blues' will be aiming to secure top spot in Southern Group E after a draw and a win so far in the group stage, it'll be interesting to see whether these young guns can overcome another challenge at senior level.
15:39a month ago

- Cheltenham Town - Unable to Progress

Michael Duff's Cheltenham Town can't progress through into the knockout round of the EFL Trophy here, but the boss will be looking to give some youngsters a chance tonight.
15:34a month ago

- This match will be played at the Jonny Rock's Stadium

The  match will be played at the Jonny Rock's Stadium with a capacity of 7,066. Cheltenham Town have had mixed form at home in the league this season.
15:29a month ago

- Welcome to Our Coverage

 

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