Swindon Town vs Chelsea Under-21 Match Info
Date: Tuesday August 6 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: County Ground
Referee: Alan Young
Swindon Town vs Chelsea Under-21 Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
August 7 2018: Swindon Town 0-4 Chelsea
September 13 2016: Swindon Town 2-1 Chelsea
Swindon Town vs Chelsea Under-21 Stats
- Chelsea have reached the knockout stage of this competition in the last two campaigns after missing out when making their debut the previous season
- Swindon have appeared in one EFL Trophy final, losing to Chesterfield in 2011-12
- The Robins topped their table in the first two seasons of the group system – but were eliminated last term despite finishing level on points with both of the teams that qualified
Swindon Town vs Chelsea Under-21 Match Preview
It’s déjà vu for Chelsea Under-21 as they visit Swindon almost a year to the day since their last visit – and the Blues’ youngsters will be hoping for exactly the same result.
This is the third season in four that these teams have been grouped together in the EFL Trophy and while Swindon won 2-1 back in 2016, 12 months ago it was Chelsea that romped to a 4-0 triumph at the County Ground with Charlie Brown scoring twice.
Chelsea went on to reach the last 16 and they have been among the more successful academy teams that have embraced this competition since it was revamped and opened up to Premier League clubs four seasons ago.
They have a new manager this season in Andy Myers, who won the European Cup Winners’ Cup with the Blues as a player in 1997-98, and among those aiming to further their first-team prospects under his guidance are forward Ike Ugbo and midfielder Billy Gilmour.
Swindon, meanwhile, started their season with an excellent 2-0 victory away to Scunthorpe in League Two at the weekend with Jerry Yates scoring on his debut after joining on loan from Rotherham United.
Although it is unlikely to be 4-0 again, Chelsea are fancied to repeat last season’s victory against Swindon as they clearly take this competition seriously and have just the right structure in place to make a success of their involvement.
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Swindon Town vs Chelsea Under-21 Betting Tips
Chelsea Under-21 to win @ 5/4 with Unibet
Chelsea to be ahead at HT @ 37/20 with Unibet