Chelsea’s Under-21 side have been effectively knocked out of the Checkatrade Trophy following their 3-2 defeat by League Two Exeter City on Tuesday.

But it was not all doom and gloom for the visitors at St James Park, as two late goals from Ike Ugbo threatened to keep the tie alive and started a late fight-back for Chelsea.

The Blues’ Under-21s have one final group game in the competition, at home to Oxford United in three weeks’ time.

Not even a win will take them through to the next stage of the competition, but Chelsea’s young talents will want to both prove themselves against a League One side and gain vital experience against professional opposition.

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