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David Datro Fofana scores as Chelsea U21 defeat Liverpool

David Datro Fofana struck for Chelsea U21s in victory over Liverpool on Saturday.

Datro Fofana, Mason Burstow and Ben Elliott were the scorers as Chelsea combined good defending with decisive attacking play to secure the win.

On his first appearance for the U21s Fofana started and finished the move which levelled the scores, combining well with Burstow, Harvey Vale and Elliott to beat the keeper at his near post.

Burstow then scored on the stroke of half-time as he finished well from a fast counter-attack. The striker was denied a brace as his excellent finish from a Vale cross was ruled out for offside.

Elliott wrapped up the win deep into second-half stoppage time as he lashed a left-footed effort into the goal.


Chelsea (4-2-3-1):Lucas Bergstrom; Josh Brooking, Alfie Gilchrist (c), Zak Sturge (Brodi Hughes 74), Dylan Williams (Juan Castillo 80); Lewis Hall, Ben Elliott; Dion Rankine, Harvey Vale (Leo Castledine 80), Mason Burstow (Malik Mothersille 85); Datro Fofana.

Unused subs: Luke Campbell.

Booked: Dylan Williams 38; Zak Sturge 41

Scorers: Datro Fofana 18; Mason Burstow 44; Ben Elliott 90+4.

Liverpool (4-2-3-1):Marcelo Pitaluga; Luca Stephenson, Owen Beck, Rhys Williams, Billy Koumetio, Dom Corness (c), Ben Doak, James Norris (Torrance Miles), Layton Stewart (Mateusz Musialowski 65), Bobby Clark (Mel Franodorf 65), Max Woltman (Oludare Olufunwa 88).

Unused subs: Oscar Kelly.

Booked:Owen Beck 54.

Scorers:Layton Stewart 11.

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