Date of birth: 18 February 1997
Place of birth: Southampton, England
First team squad number: 40
Trophies won at Chelsea: UEFA Youth League 2014/15, 2015/16; FA Youth Cup 2013/14, 2014/15
Bradley has been at the club since Under-12 level and progressed through the age groups to become a regular in the Under-21 team. After signing his scholarship in the summer of 2013, he shared goalkeeping duties with Ben Killip for much of the opening spell of the season, before Killip’s departure to Norwich City in November allowed him to feature predominantly for the remainder of the campaign.
He debuted in the Youth Cup in the first leg of the final against Fulham at Craven Cottage and made maiden appearances for the Under-19s and Under-21s before the end of the season.
In 2014/15, Collins was Joe Edwards’s first-choice for the Under-18 age group and acted as back-up for the Under-21s. He broke his wrist before Christmas and missed several weeks of action but ended the season with winners medals in the UEFA Youth League and Youth Cup, playing in all but three games across both competitions.
He was the Under-19 and Under-21 regular the following season, keeping four clean sheets in seven appearances as we retained the UEFA Youth League title. Brad signed a new contract in July 2016, committing him to the club until the end of the 2017/18 season.
He will spend the 2017/18 campaign on loan at League Two side Forest Green Rovers.
|2013/14||23 (0)||1 (0)||1 (0)||25 (0)|
|2014/15||23 (0)||7 (0)||2 (0)||32 (0)|
|2015/16||0 (0)||7 (0)||17 (0)||24 (0)|
|Total||46 (0)||15 (0)||20 (0)||81 (0)|