• The Loan Report: February 11-17
  • Development Squad: Chelsea 0-2 Swansea City
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Checking In On The Under-18s

It’s all felt a little different for Chelsea’s Under-18s this season. The biggest and clearest difference is their premature exit from the FA Youth Cup; having won five in a row and seven of the previous nine, their Third Round exit at the hands of Manchester United was their earliest elimination from the competition in a decade, and has naturally raised questions from more casual observers as to why that…

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The Loan Report: January 28 – February 3

The transfer deadline bought little news for the Loan Army, but one of the players who did head out during January made an instant impact for his new club. Headliners Victor Moses is no stranger to the Loan Army. Before he became a Premier League champion under Antonio Conte, the Nigerian international spent time at Stoke City, Liverpool and West Ham United. Back in familiar territory, he started his eighteen-month…

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