Norwich City v Chelsea
The FA Youth Cup
The Final first leg
7.45pm, Monday 29 April 2013
Carrow Road, Norwich City FC
Live on ITV4
Adrian Viveash wants to see Chelsea retain The FA Youth Cup this season as they prepare for Monday’s first leg of The Final.
The young Blues won last year’s Final with a comfortable victory over Blackburn Rovers and have the chance to win it again under Viveash this season.
Viveash was in charge for last season’s success and had worked as a coach under previous youth boss Dermot Drummy.
And U18s boss Viveash says that regardless of any results or titles, he still gets pleasure from working with the Stamford Bridge youngsters.
He explained: “I've said many times before that I'm the fortunate one who gets to sit there and coach them, and I've really enjoyed this year.
“I don't look at things for myself, you can do that when you're finished. If it happens, it will obviously mean a lot, but it's not about me, it's a collective effort.
“This year is quite emotional for me as I've coached some of the boys for six years at different stages.
“To get to consecutive Youth Cup Finals is an unbelievable achievement, I'm very proud of the staff I work with on a daily basis and I hope they enjoy it.”
Chelsea know they will be up against a confident Norwich team and a large and loud crowd at Carrow Road on Monday.
They will be favourites to win The Cup in many people’s eyes, but Viveash is warning his squad of the dangers that Norwich possess.
He added: “I've seen a few of their games, I saw both legs in the Semi-Final, but I also saw the game when they beat Everton away in the quarter final.
“It was an outstanding performance, particularly as Everton were much-fancied this season.
“They have a bit of everything. They have a very attack-minded front three, the Murphy twins (Josh and Jacob) are very lively and potent from out wide, and [Carlton] Morris through the middle who's a goalscorer.
“Cameron McGeehan, who is their captain, came from us, and they have a real habit of winning football matches so they don't tend to give much away.
“They're expecting a really big crowd and it's going to be a wonderful occasion.
“We'll learn a lot about all of the players on the pitch, which is important for both coaches.”
The second leg of The Final takes place at Stamford Bridge on Monday 13 May.
Norwich City v Chelsea