What happened to the stars from Chelsea’s FA Youth Cup win over Arsenal in 2018

Chelsea’s most recent FA Youth Cup win came in 2018, the last of five successive wins for the Blues in the Under 18 competition.

The Blues were facing Arsenal, with Jody Morris’ side playing at Stamford Bridge in the first leg before travelling to the Emirates Stadium for the second.

Two goals from substitute Daishawn Redan and a late goal from Marc Guehi put the Blues 3-1 up after the first match.

They then hammered the Gunners three days later, with goals from Billy Gilmour and Tino Anjorin, as well as a Callum Hudson-Odoi brace, ensuring Chelsea lifted the trophy.

Here, Daily Star Sport looks at what happened to those Chelsea players who lifted the cup…

Jamie Cumming

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Chelsea’s goalkeeper for both legs, Jamie Cumming stepped up into the under 23s following the Cup win.

He was then sent out on loan to Stevenage last season, keeping 18 clean sheets and securing the third-best defensive record in League 2.

Tariq Lamptey

Right-back Tariq Lamptey would only start the first leg of the final and failed to break into Chelsea’s first-team plans in the following seasons.

As a result, he was allowed to join Brighton in January 2020, where he has since become their first-choice right-back, attracting interest from Arsenal.

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Reece James

Chelsea’s captain for both legs of the final, Reece James has since gone on to become a key part of Thomas Tuchel’s first-team set-up.

He played at centre-back for the Blues under 18’s, but has mainly been selected at right wing-back for the first team.

Marc Guehi

James’ centre-back partner was Marc Guehi, with the England under-21 international subsequently sent out on loan to Swansea.

But having impressed in the Championship, Guehi now wants to play top-flight football, with Chelsea set to reluctantly set to sanction a transfer to Crystal Palace on a permanent deal.

Jon Panzo

Though he started both legs of the final, Jon Panzo failed to make the grade with Chelsea’s senior team.

He was allowed to join Monaco for £3million immediately after the final, before joining Ligue 2 side Dijon last August.

Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher graduated into Chelsea’s senior set-up the year after the final and has spent the following two years on loan at Charlton, Swansea and West Brom.

He has impressed at all three of his loan clubs, even as the Baggies were relegated last year, but looks set to leave Stamford Bridge on at least another loan this summer.

Billy Gilmour

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One of the younger members of Chelsea’s squad was Billy Gilmour, who has gone on to become one of the most exciting prospects at the Blues.

Gilmour found game time hard to come by after Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard and has been sent out on loan to newly-promoted Norwich City for the coming season.

Tariq Uwakwe

Tariq Uwakwe only appeared in the first leg of the final and has since stepped up to Chelsea’s under 23s.

He was sent out on loan to Accrington Stanley, making 21 appearances for the League 1 side before returning to the Blues, where his contract has entered its final year.

George McEachran

The brother of former Chelsea academy product Josh, George McEachran appeared in both legs of the final.

He has since been loaned out to Dutch side Cambuur and MVV, but cut the latter spell short due to ‘compelling personal reasons’.

He then became a regular in Chelsea’s Premier League 2 side and can expect to go back out on loan this summer.

Callum Hudon-Odoi

After his starring role in the final, Callum Hudson-Odoi stepped up into the senior set-up, impressing boss Maurizio Sarri.

But since Sarri’s departure, the 20-year-old has struggled to find his place in Chelsea’s team, though he has lately been deployed as a wing-back by Thomas Tuchel.

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown had a remarkable scoring record for Chelsea’s junior sides, winning in the golden boot for the under 23s the season after the final.

He was then sent on loan to Belgian side Union SG, but that was cut short in October 2020, before he moved to MK Dons on a permanent deal this past January where he has scored three goals.

Daishawn Redan

Chelsea’s two-goal hero in the first leg, Daishawn Redan replaced Brown just after the hour mark before starting the second leg.

That was the high point of his Blues career though, with the Dutchman allowed to join Hertha Berlin in 2019, for whom he made 10 appearances last season.

Dujon Sterling

Dujon Sterling replaced Uwakwe at half-time of the first leg, before starting the second leg of one of his three FA Youth Cup wins.

He became a regular at Coventry City in a loan spell with the League One club in the 2018/2019 season and has been promoted to Chelsea’s senior squad for the coming season.

Juan Castillo

Lampety’s replacement with five minutes left of the first leg, Juan Castillo was then selected to start the second.

The Dutchman has since been sent on loan to his home country, to Jong Ajax, AZ Alkmaar and ADO Den Haag.

He will spend the upcoming season on loan with Championship side Birmingham City.

Clinton Mola

Coming on in place of Gallagher on the hour mark of the second leg, Clinton Mola failed to make a senior appearance for Chelsea.

He was allowed to join Stuttgart in January 2020 on a permanent deal, helping the German side to win promotion before spending the entirety of last season out injured.

Tino Anjorin

Tino Anjorin replaced McEachran in the second-half of the second leg and has become a regular for Chelsea’s junior sides.

He has also made a handful of appearances for Chelsea’s first-team, most recently coming on as a sub in their FA Cup defeat of Barnsley in February.

Chelsea’s first leg team: Jamie Cumming, Tariq Lamptey (Juan Castillo, 85), Reece James (c), Marc Guehi, Jon Panzo, Conor Gallagher, Billy Gilmour, Tariq Uwakwe (Dujon Sterling, 45), George McEachran, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Charlie Brown (Daishawn Redan, 61)

Chelsea’s second leg team: Jamie Cumming, Juan Castillo, Reece James (c), Marc Guehi, Jon Panzo, Conor Gallagher (Clinton Mola, 60), Billy Gilmour, Dujon Sterling, George McEachran (Tino Anjorin, 60), Callum Hudson-Odoi, Daishawn Redan (Charlie Brown, 70)

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