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Chelsea coach Drummy excited by talent in FA Youth Cup team

Chelsea youth boss Dermot Drummy is delighted with the talent in their current FA Youth Cup team.

Drummy believes his squad is more than ready for the challenge, against a side that overcame Liverpool at Anfield in the previous round.

"The lads have been fantastic. One thing I notice with Youth Cup training is that initially they are a little quiet but then really go for it and I have to tell them to hold back a bit," Drummy told chelseafc.com ahead of their tie with Watford. "They all seem to know the importance of the game and deal with the pressure well. They have belief in the way they play and I sense a team mentality.

"When they get together they get on well. The second years have been fantastic, Conor Clifford, Jeffrey Bruma, Jacopo Sala, Marko Mitrovic, they really gel with the younger ones and it's positive. I just hope on the night we deliver."

Although not wanting to disclose his line-up, Drummy added there are no fresh injury concerns at present.

"We came through with everyone intact from the Charlton game on Friday, which was good for us and a very good workout. We trained well early in the week and have identified the way we want to play.

"Some of the lads had to double up with the reserves on Monday because we're short of numbers, but I have a team clear in my mind."

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