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Smith previews Chelsea cup clash

15 January 2018

ALBION's under-18s boss Jamie Smith says his side are excited to face Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup fourth round on Wednesday night (ko 7pm)

The Baggies beat Leyton Orient 4-0 in the last round before Christmas to set up the tie at Aldershot's EBB Stadium.

“We’ve watched Chelsea a number of times and obviously they have some good players,” said Smith.

“But you want to play against the top teams and take on challenges like this one. 

“We had a good confidence boost on the weekend by winning 5-2 against Wolves. It was nice to score some goals and we played well, but there’s still plenty for us to work on.

“There’s now a lot of excitement around the Chelsea match and the fact that the FA Youth Cup is such a big tournament. 

“The game will be a good test for us so we’re really looking forward to it.”

The winners will play either AFC Bournemouth or Tottenham Hotspur in the fifth round.


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