It’s that time again, here is the Young Pro Team of the Week:
Goalkeeper – Bradley Collins (18) – Chelsea
Saving 3 crucial shots, Collins was e key part of Chelsea youngsters in beating Dynamo Kyiv 3:1.
The young Chelsea stopper pulled off saved Chelsea U19’s several times in their Uefa Youth League clash against Dynamo Kiev including three excellent first-half stops while Chelsea were leading 1-0. Without his saves Chelsea would’ve gone into the break a few goals down.
Right Back – Josh Grant (17) – Chelsea
Chelsea’s best defender in the UEFA Youth League, put in a solid defence performance and his attacking presence paid off with a brilliant assist for Tammy Abraham’s second goal. The 18-year-old proved to be the bright spark in a shaky Chelsea defence.
Centre Back – George Brady (18) – Sunderland
The French-born centre back had a great game at the heart of Sunderland’s defence, although the Black Cats cruised to a 6-1 victory, Brady’s assured presence ensured Leicester City’s attack was kept at bay.
Centre Back – Jamaal Lascelles (21) – Newcastle
It was a confident and commanding centre-back performance from Newcastle United U21’s Lascelles in their 2-0 win against Aston Villa. He produced a fine tackle in front of goal to deny Villa striker Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.
Left Back – Nathan McGinley (19) – Middlesbrough
In Middlesbrough’s 3:0 win against Torino, McGinley proved to be a key figure in the Boro defence. The 18-year-old’s attacking play shone against the Italians while again proved to be defensively solid.
Centre Midfield – Bennacer Ismail (17) – Arsenal
The attacking midfielder scored Arsenal’s only goal against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Youth League in spectacular fashion. The Frenchman was a constant thorn to the German defence all afternoon as the Gunners maintained their unbeaten start in the Uefa Youth League.
Centre Midfield – Conor Grant (20) – Doncaster (Everton)
On loan from Everton, Conor Grant scored his first senior goal in English football with the opening goal against Colchester last weekend. The Doncaster midfielder’s form continued in a convincing 2-0 win in the FA Cup first round.
Centre Midfield – Josh Onomah (18) – Spurs
Josh Onomah has certainly had a week to remember making his Premier League debut against Aston Villa on Monday and following up his bow with an impressive 15-minute cameo against Anderlecht in the Europa League. In both spells he displayed maturity far beyond his tender age.
Right Wing – Tammy Abraham (18) – Chelsea
The Chelsea U19 captain was the standout outfield performer in Chelsea’s 3-1 against Dynamo Kyiv. He was involved in the build up for first goal and went on to score the other two goals. A bullet header near post was his first and the skipper calmly slotted home in closing minutes.
Striker – Thierry Ambrose (18) – Man City
Scored both goals in a 2:0 win against a good Sevilla side, the Manchester City starlet showed his pedigree with a composed finish for his first strike. His second was a simple tap-in late on to give him his fourth goal in 3 games.
Left Wing – Adam Armstrong (18) – Coventry (Newcastle)
Coventry City loan star Adam Armstrong has been in phenomenal form this season notching 12 goals in 14 appearances. Tuesday’s brace against Barnsley followed up another two goals in against Peterborough United last weekend. The stocky forward’s goals and form have not gone unnoticed with former England international Joe Cole comparing him to Sergio Aguero. Newcastle United will be debating whether to recall the 18-year-old in January.