Chelsea’s development team will be looking to claim their first win in five games when they face Brighton in Kingsmeadow this afternoon

It’s been a frustrating start to 2020 for Chelsea’s development team, with the young Blues failing to win four games and losing ground at the top of the Premier League 2 table

However, Andy Myers’ team will be hoping to get back to winning ways this afternoon when they face the Brighton and Hove Albion U-23s at Kingsmeadow

There will be a first-team replacement for Chelsea in the form of Tino Anjorin, who has been training with the senior team since December

The 19-year-old finished the full game against Leicester earlier in the week, his first 90 minutes since his two-time 6-1 win over Manchester United’s development team before Christmas

Billy Gilmour, who played Leicester City on Monday night, is not expected to appear for the Blues this afternoon

Another frustrating afternoon for the development team. They had multiple chances and hit the crossbar three times in the second half but couldn’t find the goal they deserved

There are now five games without a win for Andy Myers and the Premier League 2 title is unlikely to be Chelsea this season

Just over five minutes to play here at Kingsmeadow and Chelsea are still looking for a goal

They had so many chances and should be ahead. If they don’t win this game, it will be another frustrating outcome for Andy Myers and his players

A ball over the penalty area by Lawrence is hit by Vale at the back post. He gets a solid connection and watches as his shot cuts the crossbar on the way

After 65 minutes in that game, Chelsea got lost in the final minutes, maybe it’s a lack of confidence, or maybe it’s frustration from the amount of opportunities they created but didn’t take

Nice goal from the Chelsea full-back on the edge of the penalty area, but it hits the crossbar and bounces off clearly

Andy Myers changes things while looking for a target. Soonsup-Bell goes out and he is replaced by Thierno Ballo

All over London, the Chelsea women face West Ham United in the Women’s Super League and are already ahead thanks to Sam Kerr

If this weren’t so frustrating for the development team, it’d be a little fun Harvey Vale got himself just inches from goal with a long-range shot that hit the crossbar

Chelsea started this second half with good intentions and had three good chances

Carl Rushworth has just played Harvey Vale, Levi Colwill and Marcel Lewis in quick succession. The Blues can’t buy a goal at the moment

Brighton starts second half at Kingsmeadow Can the Chelsea development squad start their Premier League 2 campaign in the second period?

Tomorrow has been a full year since Stamford Bridge was last full of fans and Adam Newson spoke to the fans who were there on the last day of normalcy in Chelsea

They had the better chances and looked all the more threatening, but couldn’t find the back of the net and go up during the break

Another corner is delivered to the Brighton box and Sam McClelland is on his way to the blues

Chelsea have given up unnecessary possession on the edge of the box a few times in the last ten minutes, creating opportunities for Brighton

The latest of these is a volley from Jack Spong, which flies just past Ziger’s target

Chelsea right at the other end of the field and Marcel Lewis narrowly deflected a shot

From the resulting corner, Henry Lawrence deflects a try far Chelsea had many chances so far

16-year-old Brighton striker Evan Ferguson’s nice touch leaves room to shoot Karlo Ziger comes down well to save

A nice exchange of passes on the edge of the penalty area between Anjorin and Livramento results in the former getting a shot on goal

Unfortunately he is putting his stake over the bar and Chelsea are still looking for their opening target

Another Chelsea corner – they had seven in that first 15 minutes – finds Henry Lawrence at the back post and he shoots a shot over the goal, however, no one is able to get a touch to fire it

Nice football from Chelsea Anjorin shoves the ball into Henry Lawrence and his cutback is hit by Soonsup-Bell 17-year-old walks into the top corner but tips wide

Marcel Lewis hits the sideline and cuts the ball back for Harvey Vale. He shoots towards the goal and the ball is deflected

We’ll be reporting live on the game as Chelsea aim to claim their first win in five Premier League 2 games

An interesting subplot to today’s game is that Andy Myers gave Jude Soonsup-Bell a second start in the Premier League 2

He scored within three minutes of his first goal against Manchester United in December and could offer the clinical advantage the young Blues have been missing in recent weeks

Tino Anjorin has been training with the Chelsea first team for almost three months. During this time, he played as a substitute in the FA Cup victories against Morecambe and Barnsley, but is still waiting for another appearance in the Premier League and the Champions League

Make no mistake, you will be there in time. Anjorin possesses a unique blend of technique, balance and strength that makes him an incredibly difficult player to dominate

He’s been with the Blues since he was seven, and Adam Newson spoke to the midfielder’s father, Sheriff, earlier this year to discuss his son’s Chelsea trip

There is no Billy Gilmour in the Chelsea roster for tonight’s game, however, Tino Anjorin is expected to start for the Blues as he continues to build his match fitness

Dujon Sterling will be out on concussion protocols and suffered a blow to the head against Leicester

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The sun is shining on Kingsmeadow as Chelsea’s U-23s attempt to return to the winners in Premier League 2 this afternoon

Brighton in the crowd and young blues will try to claim their first win in 2020 to rekindle their title hopes

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