The Under 18s earned their first point in three games on Saturday from what was an uneventful game.
Dermot Drummy's side, captained by Ben Sampayo (pictured), enjoyed the lion's share of possession but were unable to convert it into more than the odd chance. Towards the end of the game they survived when Ipswich hit the post and when reduced to 10 men with midfielder Anton Rodgers the player sent off.
Nathaniel Chalobah moved down from the reserve squad to play his first youth team game of the season in midfield, and Adam Nditi started for the first time as one of the front three.
He had the best opportunity to score when played in one-on-one with the keeper by Bobby Devyne but the shot was blocked.
Prior to that, Jamal Blackman in the Chelsea goal had made a save.
Blackman saved again in the second half and then had to watch as free-kick hit woodwork, but the young Blues had been on top before Rodgers was shown a red card on 77 minutes for dissent.
He would have missed next week's match at home to Arsenal anyway due to international duty. Chalobah was booked in the first half.
'We were attack-minded and Ipswich seemed to happy to defend,' reports Drummy.
'We defended fine and had quite a lot of possession but lacked any real killer instinct. The boys need to learn to be more creative in the final third.'
Chelsea: Jamal Blackman; Ben Sampayo (c), Archange Nkumu, George Saville, Reece Loudon (Amin Affane); Todd Kane, Nathaniel Chalobah, Anton Rodgers; Adam Nditi (Lewis Baker) Bobby Devyne, Buomesca Na Bangna (Danny Stenning).


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