Leeds United: Date confirmed for FA Youth Cup tie with Chelsea

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LEEDS UNITED under-18s will host holders Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup at Elland Road on Tuesday, December 2.

The third-round encounter will kick off at 7.05pm and ticket details will be revealed shortly.

United, who famously won the competition in 1993 and 1997, bowed out at the round-three stage last season when they were beaten 3-1 at home to Reading.

The previous campaign in 2012-13, Leeds enjoyed a decent run to the fifth round of the competition after beating Watford 4-0 and Burton 6-1 before losing 3-1 to Liverpool at Anfield.

They lost out 2-0 at the round-three stage to Ipswich Town in 2011-12 and the season before that, Leeds made it to round five before losing to Aston Villa.

Chelsea’s record in the competition since 2009-10 is an impressive one with the Blues beating the likes of Arsenal and Newcastle en route to lifting the cup last season, when they edged out West London neighbours Fulham 7-6 in a dramatic two-legged final.

Chelsea were losing finalists in 2012-13 when they lost to Norwich City and in 2011-12, they won the competition, beating Blackburn Rovers in the final.

The Stamford Bridge outfit reached the semi-final in 2010-11 and were victorious in 2009-10 when they saw off Aston Villa in the showpiece.

Rob Green, centre, looks like staying at Elland Road.

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