'We move': 18-year-old Chelsea prospect reacts on Twitter after scoring huge goal for the under-23's last night

Jayden Wareham was certainly in good spirits after helping Chelsea’s under-23’s take a huge step towards Premier League 2 safety.

Wareham came off the bench for the youth team last night against Brighton & Hove Albion, aware of the significance of securing a positive result.

Big evening for the Blues

Before Monday’s match, Andy Myers’ side had 22 points from 23 fixtures, plunging them to second-bottom in the table.

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However, a win would take them to within a point of Leeds United with a game in hand.

Despite the pressure surrounding the contest, the young guns managed to overcome the obstacle and claim a 2-1 victory.

Lewis Hall scored after half an hour and then substitute Wareham doubled Chelsea’s advantage from the spot with 15 minutes remaining.

Brighton drew one back, but the Blues held out for a massive three points.

A joyous Jayden

Not long after the final whistle, the second scorer of the night took to Twitter to release his emotions.

Wareham has every right to rejoice the outcome of the contest, clearly conscious of what it could mean for the final outcome of the campaign.

The 18-year-old only joined Chelsea permanently last summer, following a successful trial on loan from National League outfit Woking, yet is already part of the furniture.

He has played 25 times for the various academy teams, scoring six times across all competitions.

A centre-forward by trade, the teenager has been a good addition to Myers’ squad.

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But this sentiment will mean very little unless the under-23’s can avoid the drop this season.

Next up is a trip to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers, before a gigantic London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on the last day of the term.

Both Blackburn and Spurs have very little to play for, which could benefit the Blues.

Keep fighting lads, the war is not over yet.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.