Blues Reserves Face Chelsea

Last updated : 23 November 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

Seven games into the season, under the guidance of Terry Westley, Blues second string are still without a win and are currently at the foot of the Reserves League table with just three points gained. Tonight they will be managed by new coach, Malky Thomson.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are fourth in the table with ten points from their seven games played.

The last time the two side's met at Reserve team level was back on 10th March 2008 when they played out a goalless draw at St Andrews.

In the reverse fixture that same season, Blues recorded a 2-0 success courtesy of goals from Stuart Parnaby and Robert Gradwell.

Tonights match takes place at Brentford's Griffin Park ground and kicks-off at 7.05pm.

Chelsea Res: Ross Turnbull, Nikki Ahamed, Sam Hutchinson, Jeffrey Bruma, Ben Gordon, Nemanja Matic, Conor Clifford, Joshua McEachran, Fabio Borini, Gael Kakuta, Milan Lalkovic. Subs: Jan Sebek, Kenny Strickland, Daniel Philliskirk, Billy Clifford, Gokhan Tore.




Blues Res: Colin Doyle, Daniel Preston, Jared Wilson, Keith Fahey, Giovanny Espinoza, Franck Queudrue, James O'Shea, Jordon Mutch, Jake Jervis, Robin Shroot, Gary McSheffrey. Subs: Jack Butland, Jacob Rowe, Ashley Sammons, Akwasi Asante, Omar Boggle.