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PREVIEW Oxford United v Chelsea U21

A full guide to tonight's game

4 October 2022

Oxford United welcome Chelsea U21 to the Kassam Stadium this evening


Elliott Moore and Matty Taylor both made their return after injury in the draw at Charlton on Saturday and Boss Karl Robinson must decide whether to include them again with a home league game against Wycombe on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Ed McGinty is ruled out through the protocols around concussion, having taken a blow to the head in training last week. Youngster Eddie Brearey will again stand by as cover for Simon Eastwood.

Fellow youngsters Tyler Goodrham, Slavi Spasov, James Golding and Gatlin O'Donkor could all be involved while winger Jodi Jones made a good impression after coming on at the Valley and may get another opportunity this evening.


Chelsea’s opening game saw them lose 1-0 at Sutton United with Cesare Casadei being shown a red card in the second half of the game.

Right-back Derrick Abu believes Coach Mark Robinson’s side will be difficult opponents for the U’s this evening.

"The preparation has been great" he said "I feel like we are getting closer to the identity and the culture that the coach wants us to have as a team."

"On and off the pitch I think we are in sync with each other and we know what to expect from each other. Two draws in recent games where we feel like on another day would have been wins shows that we are getting there."


Tickets have been reduced to just £10 for adults and £5 for over 65s and under 16s for this game.

Book your place here:

United’s final game in the group is their first-ever trip to Sutton United, with the game confirmed for Tuesday 18th October (7.45pm). CLICK HERE FOR TICKET DETAILS

There are around 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium but we ask everyone to arrive early and park legally.

The gate behind the Planet IT North Stand WILL NOT be in place so pedestrians can move from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand

The Football Special bus services are not running this evening.

Please note that there was a burst water main on the Oxford bypass this morning which caused major traffic disruption around the city. Please monitor traffic reports from our friends at BBC Oxford for latest updates before you set off.


There will be a minute’s silence ahead of tonight’s game and both teams will be wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to those supporters who tragically lost their lives in the Indonesian stadium disaster.


Click here for a full away fan guide: away fan guide 2223.pdf
Please park in the West Car Park - the one closest to the cinema and bowling complex at the fence end of the ground.


Download  a full guide to bringing your family to the Kassam Stadium: FamilyDayGuide for download.pdf


You can see the whole game in iFollow with interviews with all the key men after the game. CLICK HERE for a guide to which games will be streamed this season.
You can also follow the whole game on Twitter through @OUFCOfficial or on our Instagram page and we will have a full match report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.

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