• Under-18s: Chelsea 6-0 Swansea City
  • UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 3-1 Monaco
  • The Loan Report: February 11-17
  • Development Squad: Chelsea 0-2 Swansea City

Under-18s: Chelsea 6-0 Swansea City

Chelsea’s Under-18s recorded their biggest win of the season so far as they defeated Swansea City 6-0 at Cobham on Saturday. In their first competitive action for 42 days, the Blues looked keen to make up for lost time, and were in a comfortable position at half time courtesy of goals from George Nunn and Thierno Ballo. Pierre Ekwah Elimby added a third before then being sent off, but the…


UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 3-1 Monaco

Chelsea produced their finest academy performance of the season to reach the UEFA Youth League last sixteen as they beat Monaco 3-1 at Cobham on Tuesday evening. It was a performance that was required against one of the toughest opponents they’ve faced this, or any, season, as the French side featured a number of expensively-assembled talents alongside their home-grown best in a team where several came with first-team experience. They…


The Loan Report: February 11-17

A quieter week on the loan front saw a rare seven days without a goal being scored. There was still plenty to catch up on, however, so away we go. England Premier League Michy Batshuayi’s first start for Crystal Palace came in their FA Cup Fifth Round win at Doncaster. The Belgian played 75 minutes and it was a useful chance for him to get meaningful minutes before the resumption…


Development Squad: Chelsea 0-2 Swansea City

It was a disappointing Friday night under the Aldershot lights for Chelsea’s Development Squad as they were beaten 2-0 by Swansea City. Ethan Ampadu played a half and Jamie Cumming suffered a potentially serious injury in the closing stages of a forgettable contest in which the Blues simply didn’t find the right level of quality to impose themselves on their visitors from South Wales. Ampadu took his place in a…


The Loan Report: February 4-10

Not everyone lost 6-0 this week. Another seven days of productive loanee action brought us goals from Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Ola Aina, so we shall focus on those in an attempt to shed some positive light on affairs this Sunday. Headliners Pulisic was the first to find the back of the net in his most meaningful Dortmund action since agreeing to join Chelsea. It came in the German…


Development Squad: Derby County 0-1 Chelsea

A goal from Conor Gallagher was enough to earn Chelsea’s Development Squad their first win of 2019, arresting a run of four consecutive defeats in the process, and keeping them in touch at the top of a very congested Premier League 2 table. A 2-1 reverse away to Leicester on their last trip to the Midlands before Christmas was followed by disappointing results against Blackburn, Peterborough and Everton early in…