London - Ola Aina and Fikayo Tomori were both named in the
starting XI as Chelsea U19s began the defense of their UEFA Youth League title
with a 3 - 0 rout of Maccabi Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
Chelsea U19s manager Adi Viveash was impressed with the
contribution of the Anglo - Nigerian duo in the heart of defense.
Kasey Palmer bagged a brace for the Londoners, in the 20th
and 47th minutes, before Tammy Abraham extended their advantage 12 minutes from
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''We controlled the game for long periods but I felt Maccabi
had a good shape and caused us a couple of problems,'' Adi Viveash told
Chelsea's official website.
''They were well-organised but we're really pleased to start
with a clean sheet and our back four were strong.''
Also in the UEFA Youth League, Nura Abdullahi and beanpole
striker Sadiq Umar were involved in Roma's goalless draw against 2014 winners
Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and Aaron Eyoma assisted the young
Gunners beat Dinamo Zagreb 2 - 0 in their opener.For
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