Supporters have been reacting to the fine Chelsea 0-1 Celtic scoreline that occurred down in London yesterday afternoon.
The young Hoops secured a superb victory in a challenge match against Chelsea’s under-23s at the Chelsea Training Centre.
Scott Robertson got the only goal of the game as he charged forward before firing a low effort into the far corner. Celtic had several other chances to double their lead, in what was an impressive performance from the youngsters.
Supporters have been quick to react to the game too. Giving their verdict on Twitter, it’s fair to say there was plenty of excitement regarding the new man:
Celtic youth beating chelsea reserves is genuinely quite promising
— Liam (@liamcsc) January 15, 2020
Great result for the Celtic reserves against Chelsea u23s today 👍🍀
— Stephen Walsh (@walshybhoy_67) January 15, 2020
Me nan could beat Chelsea U23s!
— H Paul O'Donnell (@HPaulODonnell) January 15, 2020
Getinthere! Mon the wee hoops! Just make sure Karamoko gets on the bus!
— Joe Frimpong (@joegrattan) January 15, 2020
Afolabi is a beast, can see him being the first of this group to break into senior fitba. Loan to the continent or give him a chance off the bench
— Nouthsider (@nouthsider) January 15, 2020
The mad thing is, the average age of our reserve team is probably lower than Chelsea’s U23 side. Fantastic result! 💚
— Charlie (@CharlieMcQ67) January 15, 2020
Well done the young pups. Chelsea have some of the best players in Europe at their academies.
— Garngadbhoy (@shamrockbhoy7) January 15, 2020
A morale-boosting afternoon for the youngster
A fine result this for the young Celts. Make no mistake, it was certainly a vast majority of youth players in our starting XI. The likes of Ryan Mullen, Barry Coffey, Dembele, Robbie Deas, and Jonathan Afolabi all featured.
The only player in the Celtic side who was a senior figure was Jack Hendry. The former Dundee man has little chance of breaking into the first-team, but even he will be satisfied at his afternoon’s work here.
There’s unfortunately no word on who played in the contest for Chelsea. Official Chelsea sources bizarrely seem to have left the game entirely. There’s nothing on their official academy or senior account about the result. No doubt that would’ve been a lot different had they managed to get the result!
However, Chelsea’s academy has certainly been getting plenty of praise in recent times. Earlier this week The Guardian wrote a piece praising their system and how revolutionised it is.
Let’s also not forget that this Chelsea side are also top of the Premier League 2. They haven’t been beaten in the league this season either in 14 games, showing just how impressive that win was yesterday.
So it’s another positive for the Parkhead’s own youth academy. With a bit of luck, we start seeing some serious progression from some of our own youngsters in the next 12-18 months.