Adver Sport hands out their player ratings after Swindon Town's 4-0 home loss to Chelsea U21s in the Checkatrade Trophy.


Luke McCormick – 5.5

Little he could do about Chelsea’s first goal and the penalty, but an inaccurate kick ultimately started Chelsea’s build-up to their third goal.

Kyle Knoyle - 6.5

Steady on the right and was evidently missed once substituted after picking up a knock.

Jak McCourt – 6

Part of a midfield that struggled to deal with Chelsea’s quick passing and forward movement. Eventual limped off the field despite Town using all three subs.

Sid Nelson – 5.5

First start for Town. Not the debut he would’ve wanted. Preventable opening goal while the third goal came as a result of a communication breakdown.

Jermaine McGlashan – 6

Proved useful in midfield but probably need more from the defence to show his full potential. Closed down frequently and was restricted in options going forward.

Ellis Iandolo – 5.5

Lack of possession led to a sloppy yellow card in the second half. Otherwise struggled to manoeuvre the ball forward but did hold up play at times.

Toumani Diagouraga - 5

Up and down debut. Moments of skill, but generally looked slow when up against a quick-moving Chelsea midfield. Would’ve hoped for better.

Scott Twine – 5.5

Had chances but couldn’t convert. Still very much learning but will have to start making the most of his chances if he’s to pitch for a first-team spot.

Joe Romanski – 5.5

Gave the ball away cheaply on a couple of occasions in the first half. Improved in the second, but struggled keep Chelsea’s pacey right winger at bay.

Dion Conroy – 5

Gave away a cheap penalty in the first half and was one of two responsible for gifting Chelsea their third goal. Another 90 minutes after returning from injury though.

Elijah Adebayo - 6 

Worked hard up front but was ultimately restricted by a rugged Chelsea midfield that allowed little past. More crucial game time under his belt.


James Dunne – 5.5

Didn’t look as productive at right back as he can be in midfield and going forward.

Jordan Young – 5

Little more than one touch before being subbed off.

Sol Pryce – 6

Came on for the unfortunate Young, sparked a little more interest in Town’s chances up front.