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FA Youth Cup Final 2nd Leg Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea (0-4)

Islam Feruz is looking to extend Chelsea’s lead even further tonight.

Chelsea come into tonight’s FA Youth Cup final second leg clash wth a huge advantage as they lead 4-0 from the first leg at Stamford Bridge.

Ewood Park hosts the second leg where Blackburn are defiant to avoid more heartache after seeing their senior side relegated on Monday evening.

Chelsea manager Adi Viveash is wary of the Blackburn Rovers threat and knows anything could happen on the night. He told Chelseafc.com “You have to keep reminding them that we scored four goals in 25 minutes against Forest, so it’s easily done.”

Chelsea do have impressive attacking options though as Lucas Piazon and Islam Feruz in particular are looking to add to their totals already in this competition.

Despite the huge lead, Viveash insists that Chelsea will be going out as if the first leg didn’t even exist. “Our approach won’t change, and it would have been the same if the scores were level or if there was only one goal in it,” he said. “Tactically, the boys have been very astute and beyond their years so far away from home.”

Blackburn Under 18s captain, Ryan Edwards, says that his side has every chance of overturning the deficit and is confident going into the clash. He told Rovers.co.uk: “I didn’t think we deserved four goals in the first leg, but if we can get a couple of goals in the first half then we can go in at half time 2-0 up then we can start to believe we have a good chance.”

“I don’t think the scoreline gave a true reflection on how the game went, we were left wondering what could have been if we had taken our chances.”

Kick off is at 7pm at Ewood Park and tickets are available right up until kick off at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

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About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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