Chelsea’s Under-18s beat Arsenal 3-1 on Saturday courtesy of goals from Thierno Ballo, Clinton Mola and Ian Maatsen.
Ballo opened the scoring after just four minutes at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground by tucking away the loose ball after George Nunn’s header from Maatsen’s cross had been parried by keeper Arthur Okonkwo.
The lead was doubled 11 minutes into the second half when Okonkwo was unable to keep out Mola’s low shot.
Folarin Balogun’s header pulled a goal back for the visitors but Maatsen responded by firing into the top corner with 10 minutes remaining.
Meanwhile, Fulham’s Under-18s suffered a 4-1 defeat at West Ham. Jean-Pierre Tiehi scored for the Whites.