Stamford Bridge sets the scene tonight as Chelsea’s youngsters look to overcome Norwich City to win the FA Youth Cup. (7.45pm ko)
Ade Viveash’s men will have to cancel out Norwich’s single goal first-leg lead to win the tie on home soil and retain their crown as champions.
The first-leg tie was decided by a last minute penalty at Carrow Road, converted by skipper Cameron McGeehan.
Viveash told Chelsea’s official club website: “There has been a two-week gap between the games which is quite a long time for one of these ties..
“There have been other games so some of the team have played in Under-21 matches, some in Under-18s and we had an in-house game too.
“We gave the players some rest because the programme was worked out so as to try to hit their maximum in this game, and I think we are just about right.
‘We feel the preparation has been good, the boys have played a lot of games this year and we hope they have one big push left in them.
“It has been good to welcome some of the boys who missed the first leg due to injury back into training and they have come through pretty strongly. We are all in good spirits and if we create as many chances as in the first leg, I will be happy.”
Norwich coach Neil Adams told his official club website: ““The mood’s very good. We’re confident without being excessively confident. We’ve trained really well and done our preparations.
“We all realise how difficult it will be – as we saw in the first leg, Chelsea are a fantastic team, but we’ve got a one-goal advantage which is obviously a big boost for us.
“We’re under no illusions about how tough it will be, but one thing we can guarantee is that we’ll give every effort. I’m confident we can go and give a really good account of ourselves.”