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U.S. youth international Kyle Scott makes Chelsea debut

U.S. youth international Kyle Scott got his first Chelsea first team minutes on Friday, making his debut for the senior squad.

The 20-year-old came off the bench in the 64th-minute of the Blues 4-0 victory over Hull City in the fifth round of the F.A. Cup.

Scott replaced Cesc Fabregas after the Blues were up 4-0 following the halftime break. He earned a yellow card in the match for a late challenge on Adama Diomande. The midfielder finished the match with a 93% passing completion rate.

During his time with the club, Scott has helped Chelsea win the FA Youth Cup once and the UEFA Youth League twice.

He has represented the United States at the U-18 and U-20 levels.


  1. was watching this game. he was actually pretty bad at the beginning, giving the ball away in dangerous places, making ‘hospital’ passes, just generally looking way out of his depth, but he really turned it around once he got caught up to the speed of the game (and other players started slowing down, maybe), and was especially strong when defending one-on-one. the chelsea fans really seem to like him, too. in any case, quite an accomplishment for any player of his age.

    • What? Somewhere it is reported the kid was 93% on his passing… That’s one missed pass every 14 times… Maybe he missed three in a row then hit 39th Straight

      • you can ‘complete’ a pass, but still have it be a bad pass (i.e. ‘hospital’ ball), where it puts the receiver in an untenable situation. i’d say that was more of how he started out, rather than just completely missing his target.

  2. Let’s keep in mind this was an FA Cup match against the 21st place team in the Championship, which started a mostly reserve side. Scott entered with Chelsea up 4-0 and the match all but over. A nice milestone for the youngster, but let’s not anoint him a national team must because he “plays” in the Premier League.

  3. I’d like to see Scott get a call for the March USMNT friendly. He & Parks are 2 CMs who could be back-ups for Pulisic as the creative CM players. If they do well enough and continue to progress, and we don’t find a high quality RM Pulisic could then be shifted wide.

    • Take it easy….it was nice to see him get some garbage minutes in the FA Cup, and I’m sure every USMNT fan isn’t cheering for him to be successful, but that’s hardly enough to justify a call up to the senior squad and start anointing him as Christian Pulisic’s field partner.

      • I’d rather see 2 young talented prospects like Scott & Parks get called into a meaningless friendly for evaluation than to see the same old suspects called up (Bradley, Bedoya, Zusi, etc…) or more recent call-ups who aren’t going to be around when the games matter most (Sapong, Morrow, etc…).
        I’m not suggesting that either is equal to Pulisic, or ready to be starters for the full USMNT. However, both are prospects that should be evaluated in a camp sooner, rather than later.

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