Chambers eyes Watford win

Leo Chambers is eyeing a fourth straight win to start the FA Premier Academy League season when Group A leaders West Ham United Under-18s entertain Watford on Saturday.

The England U17 defender and captain has played in two of the Hammers' opening three victories over Sheffield United (4-2), Sunderland (3-2) and Tottenham Hotspur (4-0) - missing the win at Sunderland to help England win a four-team FA International Tournament.

The first-year scholar is just one of a host of outstanding young prospects inside the Academy at present, including goal-hungry striker Elliot Lee, England U17 midfielders Matthias Fanimo and Blair Turgott and Republic of Ireland U17 midfielder Kieran Sadlier.

With that in mind, Chambers insisted West Ham have every reason to be optimistic ahead of their weekend meeting with the Hornets - and of the season in general.

"it's been a very good start for us and it's just a question of continuing it into our next game," he said. "We're looking to win the league and go a long way in the FA Youth Cup. It's just about putting things together and we can have a good season."

As for Chambers himself, the south London-born player is enjoying life as a full-time scholar, having moved into the club's Academy House alongside many of his young team-mates. Just 17 in August, the centre-back is rated as one of the country's brightest prospects.

"It's been hard moving away from home, but that's a sacrifice you have to make and hopefully it'll pay off. I am enjoying living with the lads in the Academy House, so it couldn't be going any better."