U18s in Saturday action

Tony Carr could call upon a number of promising youngsters for Saturday's FA Premier Academy League trip to Chelsea.

The Under-18s came through a physically draining FA Youth Cup fourth-round victory over Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday evening, and Academy Director Carr admitted he may rest some of his older players at the Blues' Cobham training ground.

The likes of England U16 attackers Blair Turgott and Mathias Fanimo could be involved. England U17 striker Robert Hall, who scored one goal and made another in the 3-0 victory over QPR, is likely to keep his place.

Whatever lineup he names, Carr is eager to complete a league double over Chelsea, having defeated them 3-1 at Little Heath in mid-November. Hall was on target twice that day, with Conor Okus adding a third late on.

"We've got Chelsea on Saturday," said Carr. "We beat them at home, so it would be nice to do the double over them. It will be tough, having played in the FA Youth Cup in midweek, with a few of the lads nursing some cuts and bruises. We shall have to count the wounded and see what we've got.

"We might have to put a few younger boys in, which might change the control we may have over the game. We're looking forward to it, though, as it's a great pitch and a fantastic training ground and they always make us feel very welcome.

"Chelsea let spectators in to watch the games, so we'd love some support with the first team being without a game this weekend."

Kick-off at Cobham is at 11am. Admission is free.