27th January 2020

In another weekend of match action for Colossal’s talents, there was involvement for our roster’s senior and youth-level players.

20-year-old Tariq contributed to Chelsea U23s’ 2-2 draw at Everton in winning a penalty on Friday as the Blues maintained their lead at the top of the Premier League 2 table.

Meanwhile, Raheem played just over half an hour of Manchester City’s 4-0 thrashing of Fulham at the Etihad with the club’s defence of their FA Cup title on the line.

Here is a full rundown of our player’s involvement from the last few days:

Weekend Stats

Total Appearances: 4

Total Minutes Played (Normal Time): 236

 

Player of the Week: Tariq Uwakwe

  • Tariq won a penalty for Chelsea U23s in the 2-2 draw away to Everton on Friday
  • The 20-year-old completed 90 minutes at Stockport, starting on the right-wing
  • Tariq has featured in all four of the Blues’ matches since returning from injury

Tariq produced another dazzling display for Chelsea’s Development Squad despite his team being pegged to a 2-2 away draw against Everton’s U23s on Friday.

The 20-year-old used his flair and skill in deceiving the hosts as Tariq was brought down in the box with Chelsea edging the clash 2-1 before Everton’s equaliser.

Despite dropping two points, Tariq’s side have a three-point cushion at the top of the Premier League 2 table after 15 games played.

 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

  • Alex came on for the last 20 minutes of Liverpool’s 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury
  • At 26-year-old, Alex is vying for a fifth FA Cup title of his career thus far
  • Liverpool will host the League One side in the replay at Anfield in two weeks’ time

Not for the first time this season, a Liverpool side featuring several youth prospects relied on Alex’s experience in the 2-2 FA Cup draw at League One Shrewsbury Town on Sunday.

Making a second-half appearance, Alex provided the Reds with more energy as the hosts found their way back into the encounter, scoring twice in 10 minutes to level the scoreboard.

Alex almost secured Liverpool’s spot in the fifth-round as his last-minute attempt went agonisingly wide of the target.

Cody Drameh

  • Cody featured for Fulham U18s in a 3-2 home win over Leicester City on Saturday
  • The right-back has been involved with both Fulham’s U18s and U23s this season
  • This win sees Cody’s side at the top of the U18 Premier League South table

Cody completed the full 90 minutes of Fulham U18s crucial 3-2 win against Leicester City at Motspur Park which saw the Cottagers go top of the U18 Premier League South table.

Cody has been a vital asset in Fulham’s youth ranks this season playing important roles for the U18s and U23s in the current campaign.

Despite Leicester netting two consolation goals, the Englishman was influential in helping the hosts cruise to a 3-0 half-time lead, showing his versatility moving forward from right-back.

Coniah Boyce-Clarke

  • 16-year-old Coniah made the bench for Reading’s first-team in 1-1 home draw with Cardiff
  • The Syrenka Cup winner with England’s U17s has featured regularly for Reading’s U23s
  • Reading will travel to south Wales in a fortnight for the fourth-round FA Cup replay

Coniah’s rapid rise from Reading’s youth ranks to the Royals’ first-team was demonstrated on Saturday as the 16-year-old was an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw against Cardiff at the Madejski Stadium.

Despite not appearing in the FA Cup fourth-round contest, Coniah’s inclusion in the squad has shown how closely the club’s insiders are watching the goalkeeper’s development with standout performances for Reading’s Development Squad.

After lifting the Syrenka Cup with England alongside fellow Colossal prospect Jadan Raymond, Coniah’s latest involvement with Reading’s senior side is another addition to the shot-stopper’s growing list of accolades.

Raheem Sterling

  • Raheem came on in 53rd minute of Man City’s 4-0 FA Cup thrashing of Fulham
  • The England star completed 94% of his passes in Sunday’s clash at the Etihad
  • Raheem and his side await their fifth-round opponents in Monday night’s draw

Raheem contributed to Manchester City’s comfortable 4-0 victory over Championship outfit Fulham, coming on in the second half at the Etihad.

Raheem’s substitution brought further threat against their 10-men opponents, with Raheem hitting the bar just before the hour mark against Fulham.

Having scored 20 goals in all competitions for the campaign, Raheem had earnt a rest in the first half of Sunday’s win, with the EFL Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United on Wednesday to consider.