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The Loan Report: A Pre-Season Digest

The Loan Report: A Pre-Season Digest

The vast majority of Chelsea’s loan army returned to Cobham this week to report for pre-season training under the tutelage of Eddie Newton. Yes, such is the scale of the club’s operation in this arm of development, they have an entirely separate squad training and working together under Newton and his new assistant Paulo Ferreira. [...]

Introducing Chelsea’s Academy Class of 2015

Introducing Chelsea’s Academy Class of 2015

With pre-season now well underway at Cobham, it’s that time of year where we welcome a host of new faces into the academy setup officially with the 2014-15 first year scholars officially beginning their full time work at Chelsea Football Club. In reality, almost all of them have been involved on a daily basis for [...]

Chelsea Youngsters Sign Pro Deals

Chelsea Youngsters Sign Pro Deals

This week has seen most of Chelsea’s youngsters return to base at Cobham to begin pre-season and, as has become customary, a number of them have put pen to paper on their first professional contracts. Most of last summer’s intake of fourteen first-year scholars signed their first pro deals upon turning 17 (the earliest stage [...]

Bertrand Traore Should Now Qualify for Work Permit

Bertrand Traore Should Now Qualify for Work Permit

14 June 2015

Bertrand Traore’s upwardly mobile 2014-15 season saw him become one of the most talked about youngsters certainly in Dutch football, and increasingly in European football. The talented 19 year-old, on loan from Chelsea at Vitesse Arnhem, switched from a familiar wide attacking role to that of centre forward in late November and proceeded to plunder [...]

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Eddie Newton talks Chelsea Loanees

Eddie Newton talks Chelsea Loanees

04 June 2015

Eddie Newton has a job many people would find to be unenviable, yet at the same time there are plenty who would love to do what he does. The former Chelsea academy youngster, first team regular, Cup Final goalscorer and Champions League winning Assistant Manager has served as the club’s loanee liaison manager over the [...]

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The Loan Report: Season in Review – Rest of the World

The Loan Report: Season in Review – Rest of the World

03 June 2015

We’ve reached (pretty much) the end of the 2014-15 club season, which means it’s time to look back over the campaign as far as things went on the loan front at Chelsea Football Club. In this review, we look at events as they unfolded in the various remaining parts of the world littered with Blues [...]

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The Loan Report: Season in Review – Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain

The Loan Report: Season in Review – Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain

02 June 2015

We’ve reached (pretty much) the end of the 2014-15 club season, which means it’s time to look back over the campaign as far as things went on the loan front at Chelsea Football Club. In this review, we look at events as they unfolded in Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.         [...]

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The Loan Report: May 26-31

The Loan Report: May 26-31

31 May 2015

There’s plenty of reason to celebrate in the final Loan Report of the 2014-15 season as Vitesse secured Europa League qualification whilst one youngster who has not always had an easy ride during his Chelsea career got his hands on a league title this weekend. Netherlands Having seen off PEC Zwolle last week, Vitesse were [...]

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The Loan Report: Season in Review – England

The Loan Report: Season in Review – England

29 May 2015

We’ve reached (pretty much) the end of the 2014-15 club season, which means it’s time to look back over the campaign as far as things went on the loan front at Chelsea Football Club. In this review, we look at events as they unfolded in England.           Who? What Happened? It [...]

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2014-15 Academy Review of the Season

2014-15 Academy Review of the Season

27 May 2015

It’s tough to know where to begin when looking back on the 2014-15 Chelsea academy season. Do you highlight a fourth FA Youth Cup in six years and becoming only the second team in the last ten years to retain the trophy? How about being the first English side to be crowned UEFA Youth League [...]

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The Loan Report: May 18-25

The Loan Report: May 18-25

25 May 2015

The season is winding down towards its conclusion but there remains a few prevailing interests on the Chelsea loanee front. We kick off this weekend, as we have done quite often this season, with Bertrand Traore. Headliners To say Vitesse’s fortunes have improved somewhat since manager Peter Bosz opted to move the Burkina Faso international [...]

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The Goalscoring Antics of Dominic Solanke and Tammy Abraham

The Goalscoring Antics of Dominic Solanke and Tammy Abraham

21 May 2015

Two young forwards born eighteen days and fifty miles apart have cut a swathe through academy defences this season. Dominic Solanke and Tammy Abraham have combined for 82 goals against England and Europe’s finest, split perfectly equally at 41 apiece. That no Chelsea player had managed such a feat in more than two decades shows [...]

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The Loan Report: May 11-17

The Loan Report: May 11-17

17 May 2015

A brace from Bertrand Traore took the total goals scored by Chelsea’s assembled loanees this season to a round 80 (which then increased further later in the day) but his efforts weren’t enough to ensure direct passage into the Europa League for Vitesse this weekend. Headliners The geel en zwaart went into the final round [...]

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