After wins over Millwall, Middlesbrough and Sunderland, it is Newcastle v Chelsea tonight for a place in the last four of the FA Youth Cup.
A great chance as well to get into St.James’ Park for free, in an effort to boost the attendance it is free for everybody tonight.
The match kicks off at 7.05pm and the winner will then play a two-legged semi-final against Nottingham Forest or Tottenham, if you have access to Chelsea TV via Sky or cable then you will be able to watch the match live on the box if you can’t get to St.James’ Park.
After the exposure he has had in relation to the first team, it is easy to forget that Adam Armstrong only turned 18 years old last Tuesday.
He will be a key player tonight if Newcastle are to get the better of the team who knocked United out at this stage last season.
Visiting youth coach Joe Edwards has also identified Adam Armstrong as a big threat, when talking to Chelsea’s official website:
‘You want the games to start getting more and more challenging as you progress.
It’s a fantastic stadium to go to and a lot of the boys were in and around it last season when we went there in the quarter-finals (pictured above). The game was intense that night so it was a really good atmosphere and I know we’re looking forward to playing there once more against a good side.’
We went up and watched Newcastle’s fifth-round tie against Sunderland, which they won on penalties. It was quite a nervy derby game but Newcastle were very organised. They have Adam Armstrong up front and he’s somebody who’s been around their first team a lot this season so we’re aware of his threat to create a chance and grab a goal out of nothing.’