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Under-21s preview: Robinson wants response against Saints | News | Official Site



Under-21s preview: Robinson wants response against Saints | News | Official Site

Chelsea Below-21s will intention to safe the best Premier League 2 end potential on Friday night as we host Southampton in a recreation that can be proven reside on the Official Chelsea App.

The younger Blues have already secured a spot within the end-of-season play-offs and can be seeking to safe a robust seeding place for the knockout draw.

Southampton are the guests to Kingsmeadow within the remaining recreation of the common league season. Kick-off is at 7pm and you’ll view the sport reside on the Official Chelsea App.

Mark Robinson’s aspect at the moment sit fourth however are solely forward of Arsenal and Liverpool on objective distinction – they face off towards one another on Sunday.

Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Studying may additionally overhaul us in the event that they win their remaining video games and we suffered defeat. It means a optimistic end result towards a Southampton aspect nonetheless chasing a play-off spot is crucial.

In addition to securing the very best seeding place potential, victory would additionally assist rebuild momentum forward of final week’s painful semi-final defeat to Fulham within the Premier League Cup.

‘It’s actually essential we put in a very good efficiency towards Southampton,’ mentioned Robinson. ‘I do know we’ve already certified and it’s going to be a must-win for them as a result of they should qualify.

‘So we’ve bought to indicate a response since you don’t need to go into the play-offs on the again of two disappointing performances. We will definitely be searching for that individually and collectively.’

Robinson believes opposition sides typically produce their finest when dealing with the Blues – as Fulham did final week – and our Below-21s head coach desires his gamers to indicate they will deal with that problem.

He mentioned: ‘One factor I’ve discovered since I’ve had the job right here, in almost two years, is that we watch opposition’s video games once we put together after which we come up towards them and so they appear to run 20 per cent tougher and discuss 20 per cent extra.

‘We’ve clearly bought an excellent status as an academy and inform the gamers – we name it the “Chelsea tax” – there’s at all times going to be additional from groups and also you’ve bought to match that and know the stress the shirt carries and have the ability to deal with that.

‘I’ve bought to say, for a lot of the season they’ve proven indicators of that, however on Friday that wasn’t the case and we have been deservedly crushed.’

The place to observe the reside stream

You possibly can watch our Below-21s’ Premier League 2 fixture towards Crystal Palace reside on the Official Chelsea App, full with enhanced stats and occasion monitoring from MVX, constructed by Infinite Athlete. Will probably be out there globally and priced at £1.99.

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