• The Loan Report: May 13-19
  • Academy Season Review: Under-18s
  • Academy Season Review: Development Squad
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The Loan Report: May 13-19

We’re almost there, but not quite. The penultimate Loan Report of the season takes a look back at a dramatic week of playoff football in England, and ties up the loose ends from around the rest of Europe, with many of Chelsea’s loan army still having something to play for. Headliners We have to start at Elland Road though. Leeds and Derby have lost little blood in a season marred…

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The Loan Report: May 6-12

Despite half of the loan army already being on their summer holidays, there’s still plenty to report on from the guys still out there this season, and a lot of it came from players who might have hopes of impacting the first-team squad at Stamford Bridge next season. Headliners The first goal went to Tammy Abraham on Saturday afternoon in Aston Villa’s big promotion playoff Semi Final first leg at…

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Academy Season Review: Under-18s

When beginning to evaluate Chelsea’s 2018-19 Under-18 season, there are a few things to address up front. The first of those is that success is not guaranteed. Simply because Chelsea won back-to-back league titles, four consecutive regional crowns and a record five FA Youth Cups in a row does not mean they will win silverware for ever more. It’s a central part of the academy’s manifesto for success, sure, but…

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Academy Season Review: Development Squad

If you tap a destination into your SatNav you’ll get more than one route to your destination. Some of them will be longer than others, some will come with different obstacles, but you’ll get there most of the time. For Chelsea’s Development Squad, the 2018-19 season looked rather similar to the 2017-18 campaign, at least on paper. Reaching the UEFA Youth League Final only to lose at the last, they…

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