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Under-21s: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

Under-21s: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea will go into the Barclays Under-21 Premier League playoffs as the top seed and finish the regular season at the top of the standings courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Gunners went ahead in the first half as Hector Bellerin edged the hosts into a [...]

The Loan Report: April 14-21

The Loan Report: April 14-21

An extended Easter weekend edition of the Loan Report hands over the headlines to a trio of Englishmen who have come through the ranks at Chelsea and forged solid professional careers from them. All defensively-minded, two of them found the scoresheet to extend the streak into a 35th week, whilst another secured the first promotion [...]

‘How Many Will Play For The First Team Though?’

‘How Many Will Play For The First Team Though?’

One of the more common sub-plots to Chelsea’s season has been their prolific activity on the loan front. With more than thirty players away at other clubs, their largesse in the outgoing temporary market has attracted considerable attention; not least because it’s unheard of within English football. As the Blues’ title challenge faltered with a [...]

Under-21s: Chelsea 4-2 West Bromwich Albion

Under-21s: Chelsea 4-2 West Bromwich Albion

Chelsea secured a place in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League Semi Finals on Saturday afternoon with a 4-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Cobham. The Blues made sure of a top four finish and a shot at the national title with a well-earned triumph despite twice having been pegged back from ahead. Isaiah Brown [...]

FA Youth Cup: Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea (1-3 on Aggregate)

FA Youth Cup: Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea (1-3 on Aggregate)

17 April 2014

Chelsea defeated Arsenal 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night courtesy of a Charlie Colkett goal that ensured a 3-1 aggregate victory and a place in a third consecutive FA Youth Cup Final. The Blues become the first club in some sixty years to achieve such a feat and will now face West London [...]

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World Cup Prospects for Chelsea’s Loanees

World Cup Prospects for Chelsea’s Loanees

16 April 2014

The final few weeks of the season aren’t just a crucial time for clubs to meet their destiny, but in many years they also represent the opportunity for a player to secure or fight for his place in his national team’s squad for an upcoming international tournament. Chelsea will have a slew of players heading [...]

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Under-21s: Aston Villa 2-4 Chelsea

Under-21s: Aston Villa 2-4 Chelsea

14 April 2014

Chelsea’s Under-21s picked up an impressive 4-2 victory away to Aston Villa on Monday evening to continue their charge towards the post-season playoff structure in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League. John Swift opened the scoring inside five minutes but the hosts responded well and were deservedly on terms midway through the first half through Daniel [...]

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The Loan Report: April 7-13

The Loan Report: April 7-13

13 April 2014

It’s an Eredivisie-heavy Loan Report this week as despite some disappointing results for both Vitesse Arnhem and NAC Breda, Chelsea loanees at both clubs found the scoresheet to help extend the unbroken streak of scoring this season to a 34th week. We begin in Arnhem. Headliners Vitesse haven’t enjoyed the best of form in recent [...]

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal (Semi Final First Leg)

FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal (Semi Final First Leg)

10 April 2014

Chelsea eked out a slender advantage in their FA Youth Cup Semi Final tie against Arsenal by winning an entertaining first leg 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening. Chuba Akpom had put the visitors ahead with a solo strike of the highest order but the Blues, who enjoyed the better of the game overall, [...]

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TV. Or Not TV. That Is The Question.

TV. Or Not TV. That Is The Question.

10 April 2014

Much has been made by the media (particularly the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph) of an alleged decision by the Premier League that they intend to “help” Chelsea by switching one of our forthcoming Premier League fixtures featuring Sunderland and Liverpool games to a Saturday. That’s great, until you look at the detail.  One [...]

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Under-21s: Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool

Under-21s: Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool

07 April 2014

Chelsea’s Under-21s tasted defeat for only the third time in the league this season and the first time since September as they lost 1-0 to Liverpool in an ultimately disappointing match at the Electrical Services Stadium on Monday night. A weakened Blues selection never really got into their stride and looked disjointed for long spells [...]

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The Loan Report: March 31 – April 6

The Loan Report: March 31 – April 6

06 April 2014

Thirty-three weeks of the 2013-14 club football season have passed and every single one of them has featured at least one goal by a Chelsea loanee. Last week’s six-goal extravaganza would have been hard to match, but the assortment of young Blues plying their trade around the world certainly tried their best and weighed in [...]

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Under-18s: Chelsea 4-1 Bolton Wanderers

Under-18s: Chelsea 4-1 Bolton Wanderers

05 April 2014

Chelsea made it five matches unbeaten at Under-18 level on Saturday with a hugely impressive 4-1 victory over a handy Bolton Wanderers team at Cobham. Kasey Palmer’s first half goal was all that separated the teams for the first hour of what was a close match but Chelsea ran away with things from there on [...]

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The Loan Report: March 24-30

The Loan Report: March 24-30

30 March 2014

It was quite the week for Chelsea’s loanees, with half a dozen goals scored, the odd assist, and a couple of important seasonal landmarks reached in what has been a rather sensational campaign on the loan front. We begin with the man with more goals than anybody else, Patrick Bamford. Headliners Bamford has been front [...]

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