Chelsea youngsters win FA Youth Cup

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Chelsea beat Blackburn to win the FA Youth Cup after a 4-1 aggregate victory at Ewood Park.

After the Blues' first-team beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley to seal the FA Cup, the club's youngsters followed suit, dispatching a spirited Blackburn side after their senior side suffered relegation on Monday night.

The Blues took a 4-0 lead into the second leg after a dominant performance at Stamford Bridge last month. Blackburn put up a fight and managed to win the second leg 1-0, but the damage was already done.

Tim Payne scored for Rovers in the first half but Chelsea's advantage was never really under threat as they saw out the game in comfortable fashion. Lucas Piazon, Chelsea's Brazilian attacking midfielder, was dangerous throughout and the Blues had too much quality in the final third over the two legs for Blackburn to handle.

The victory is Chelsea's second FA Youth Cup win in three years, having also collected the trophy in 2010. From that side only Josh McEachran and Jeffrey Bruma have graduated to the first-team, but the Blues have high hopes for this current crop.

Piazon is undoubtedly the star of the show, but Todd Kane, Islam Feruz and Nathaniel Chalobah all look set to make the step up to the senior side sooner rather than later.

And Chelsea's season could be set to end in style, with the FA Cup and FA Youth Cup in the bag, and a Champions League and a Women's FA Cup Final still to look forward to.

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