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The Chelsea Academy Class of 2016 Academy Season Review: Under-21s Academy Season Review: Under-18 and Under-19 Double Winners (Again!) Watch: Every Chelsea Loanee Goal Scored In 2015-16 The Loan Report: Season Review
 
The Chelsea Academy Class of 2016

The Chelsea Academy Class of 2016

Eight years ago this spring, fifteen young boys put pen to paper as official members of the Chelsea Football Club academy, Under-8s beginning their journeys amidst dreams of becoming the next big thing. This July, seven of them become the latest scholars in a long line of recent hot prospects coming through the system at [...]

Academy Season Review: Under-21s

Academy Season Review: Under-21s

It seems as if we have the same conversation year after year on the Under-21 front. Questions about the quality and effectiveness of the Premier League structure abound relentlessly with prognostication from all-comers as to the direction things should be taken, whilst frustration sets in for Blues fans, players and staff alike at a perceived [...]

Academy Season Review: Under-18 and Under-19 Double Winners (Again!)

Academy Season Review: Under-18 and Under-19 Double Winners (Again!)

By any stretch of the imagination, by any definition and by any standard you wish to apply, the feats achieved by Chelsea at Under-19 and Under-18 levels over the past three years have been historic. The younger group became the first side in more than sixty years, and only the second ever, to win three [...]

Watch: Every Chelsea Loanee Goal Scored In 2015-16

Watch: Every Chelsea Loanee Goal Scored In 2015-16

It’s been another hectic season on the Chelsea loanee front with almost eighty goals plundered by 24 of the 35 players to be plying their trade away from Stamford Bridge on a temporary basis. Nobody reached double figures but Marco van Ginkel’s eight goals led a host of players who weighed in with important strikes [...]

The Loan Report: Season Review

The Loan Report: Season Review

The last three seasons have returned almost 3000 appearances and some 300 goals from dozens of Chelsea youngsters embarking on more than 100 individual loan moves. It’s an operation of immense logistical ambition on a scale never before seen in England (and only occasionally anywhere else) and yet, for all of that, can we really [...]

The Loan Report: May 9-15

The Loan Report: May 9-15

15 May 2016

In the final Loan Report of the season we have two goals from a pair of the less-heralded loanees, and one of them in particular proved extremely decisive at the very end of the campaign. Headliners Papy Djilobodji has been something between a figure of derision and an encapsulation of everything wrong with Chelsea’s transfer [...]

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Under-21s: Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea

Under-21s: Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea

09 May 2016

Chelsea’s penultimate Under-21 match of 2015-16 saw a young side travel north to Manchester City and come away from the Etihad Stadium with a hard-earned 1-0 victory. Despite giving up plenty to their opponents on paper, they proved more than a match on the mitch in a game that was wide open for long stretches [...]

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The Loan Report: May 2-8

The Loan Report: May 2-8

08 May 2016

The Loan Report turned up its second domestic title winner of the season this weekend whilst, with the season finishing for several teams, John Swift signed off his Brentford stay with another goal, and a fellow Championship player celebrated promotion. We begin, though, with Marco van Ginkel. Headliners The Dutch international midfielder was deemed surplus [...]

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Under-18s: Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Chelsea

Under-18s: Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Chelsea

07 May 2016

Chelsea’s wonderful Under-18 season came to a disappointing close on Saturday morning as a young team fell to a 3-0 defeat away to Blackburn. Daniel Butterworth’s first-half hat-trick proved their downfall as the demands of a hectic schedule took its toll on the group as a whole, but with many of the next generation earning [...]

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Under-21s: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester United

Under-21s: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester United

06 May 2016

Chelsea finished up their home slate of fixtures for the Barclays Under-21 Premier League season with a narrow 1-0 defeat against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. The depleted Blues side looked, perhaps understandably, on their last legs at the end not just of a busy season but in the immediate aftermath of UEFA Youth League [...]

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Under-21s: Chelsea 0-0 Everton

Under-21s: Chelsea 0-0 Everton

02 May 2016

Chelsea and Everton shared the spoils in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League on Monday as they fought to a goalless draw at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium. A relatively sleepy affair throughout, neither side truly got going and despite a handful of half-chances, there was a lack of conviction throughout and a stalemate was an appropriate outcome. [...]

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The Loan Report: April 25 – May 1

The Loan Report: April 25 – May 1

01 May 2016

The closing weeks of the 2015-16 season are upon us and several Chelsea loanees have plenty yet to play for. Chief amongst them and grabbing the headlines again this week is Marco van Ginkel. Headliners PSV’s battle to retain their Eredivisie title will go down to the last day of the season as they beat [...]

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Under-18s: Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool

Under-18s: Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool

29 April 2016

League duty called for Chelsea’s Under-18s on Friday night as, less than two days after they won a third consecutive FA Youth Cup title, they hosted Liverpool at Aldershot. A brace from Iké Ugbo either side of Liverpool goals from Adam Phillips and Brooks Lennon ensured a 2-2 final score and a deserved reward each [...]

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FA Youth Cup Final Second Leg: Chelsea 3-1 Manchester City (4-2 on aggregate)

FA Youth Cup Final Second Leg: Chelsea 3-1 Manchester City (4-2 on aggregate)

27 April 2016

First there was thunder, then lightning. There was a brief snow storm at a cup final in late April. But, when it was all said and done, Chelsea won their third consecutive FA Youth Cup title, their fifth in seven years, and their second over Manchester City in succession. Their remarkable run extended into completing [...]

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The Loan Report: April 18-24

The Loan Report: April 18-24

24 April 2016

The headlines in this week’s Loan Report are unfortunately of a negative nature as Todd Kane suffered a serious knee injury that both ends his season and significantly dents his chances of making a dream return to Chelsea. Headliners It’s been a great season for full-back Kane, who had been an ever-present for Eredivisie upstarts [...]

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