Lincoln v Chelsea U21 preview: Blues development squad face Imps in Checkatrade Trophy semi
Last Updated: 06/02/18 8:38am
Chelsea U21s make their Checkatrade Trophy semi-final debut against Lincoln on Tuesday night, live on Sky Sports Football.
Chelsea's 3-0 win over Oxford at Stamford Bridge in January meant the Blues youngsters become the first academy team to reach the Checkatrade Trophy semi-finals.
Joe Edwards' side are just one win away from playing at Wembley, but will take on Lincoln at Sincil Bank who have enjoyed a fine run to the final.
The League Two club topped their group by securing wins over Mansfield Town, Notts County and Everton U21s before knocking out Accrington Stanley, Rochdale and Peterborough United.
The winners will face Shrewsbury or Fleetwood in the final on April 8, and the game will go straight to penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes.
Lincoln, who sit ninth in League Two and enjoyed a fine run to the sixth round of the FA Cup last season, are aiming to play at Wembley for the first time in their history.
Chelsea youth sides have won several titles since 2010, including six FA Youth Cups and two UEFA Youth Leagues.