Chelsea starlet features as Scotland U19s lose to England

PUBLISHED: 14:30 30 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:30 30 May 2013

Chelsea FC Youth player Alex Davey on the ball

Chelsea FC Youth player Alex Davey on the ball


CHELSEA wonderkid Alex Davey, from Welwyn Garden City, started his first competitive game for Scotland U19s against England last night (Wednesday), writes Gabriel Brooker.

The former Welwyn Pegasus man featured in the U19 European Championship qualifier that took place in Belgium.

England won the game 3-0, a disappointing result for the Scots which left them bottom of the group with just a single point at the end of qualification.

Davey’s Chelsea team-mate Lewis Baker netted for England as did Arsenal’s Chuba Akpom and Tottenham’s Shaquile Coulthirst

Born and bred in WGC, Davey had previously appeared on six occasions for the U19 outfit, scoring one goal.

Although he has English parents and was born in WGC he qualifies to play for Scotland because of his Edinburgh-born grandfather.

Davey, who has been with the London club since joining from Welwyn Pegasus at the age of 11, is one of the most exciting young talents coming through the ranks at Stamford Bridge, where he signed a two-year professional contract in July 2012.

This term he has kicked on and featured regularly for Dermot Drummy’s Under-21s and occasionally for the reserves.

Davey is one of only two players, Baker being the other, to have featured in every one of Chelsea’s games in both the NextGen Series and FA Youth Cup.

This is quite some achievement considering Chelsea made it to the finals of both these competitions.

However, they did not manage to pick up silverware in either competition, narrowly losing out in both finals.

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