U18 Premier League
Chelsea 4 (Casteldine 19, Mendel-Idowu 28, Mothersille 62, Flower 82) Arsenal 1 (Cozier-Duberry 14)
Amario Cozier-Duberry was on the scoresheet but Arsenal U18s suffered a frustrating 4-1 defeat away to league leaders Chelsea today.
Defenders Henry Jeffcott, Taylor Foran and Zach Awe returned to the team, while Amani Richards and U15 midfielder Myles Lewis-Skelly retained their places in the side. Marcelo Flores is away with the Mexico senior team.
Bandeira-Ibrahim-Lewis Skelly-Cozier Duberry
Subs: Robinson (for Richards, 46), Quamina (for Awe, 65), Gaspar (for Awe, 70). Not used: Kovacevic, Vigar.
Arsenal took the lead in the 14th minute, with Khayon Edwards playing in Cozier-Duberry, who slotted home.
The lead lasted just five minutes, however, as Chelsea pulled level courtesy of Leo Casteldine.
Chelsea were in front in the 28th minute with Tudor Mendel-Idowu scoring.
Arsenal made a change ahead of the second half, with Josh Robinson entering the fray in place of Richards.
Chelsea remained in control of proceedings and added further goals as Malik Mothersille and substitute Louis Flower scored.
While Chelsea remain top of the table, Arsenal U18s are down to sixth place, with the young Gunners having struggled for consistency of late.