Everton Under-18s were narrowly beaten by Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Premier League Cup at USM Finch Farm today.
The young Blues went into the game on the back of a hard-fought league victory over Liverpool — and had reached the last four of this competition after dispatching Fulham in the quarter-finals.
However, a single goal from Marc Guehi 10 minutes before the break saw Everton hopes ended by the runaway leaders of the Under-18 Premier League southern section.
Everton U18s: Hansen, Moore, Anderson, Ouzounidis [Y], Richards [Y] (46' Iversen), Astley, Mampala, Scully, Simms, Duke-McKenna (59' Adedoyin), Warren (46' Gordon).
Subs not used: Murphy, Mckeown.