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The Loan Report: January 19-25

The Loan Report: January 19-25

Another week, another goal, and another for Patrick Bamford. The England Under-21 forward hit the headlines like almost never before this weekend as his contributions helped Middlesbrough overcome Manchester City away from home in the FA Cup. Headliners Boro went into the clash some 10-1 underdogs but there was always an inkling that they had [...]

On Youngsters, Opportunities, Frustration and Reality

On Youngsters, Opportunities, Frustration and Reality

Andreas Christensen played the full ninety minutes for Chelsea in their surprise FA Cup defeat at the hands of Bradford on Saturday. He did well regardless of the result, as he did in the League Cup tie at Shrewsbury earlier this season. Remarkably though, he was only the second academy player to start an FA [...]

Under-21s: West Ham United 1-3 Chelsea

Under-21s: West Ham United 1-3 Chelsea

Chelsea went back to the top of the Under-21 Premier League after an emphatic 3-1 victory away to West Ham United in Romford on Friday night. All of the damage was done in the first half as Kasey Palmer’s impudent flick opened the scoring before a quick-fire brace from Dominic Solanke put the Blues out [...]

The Loan Report: January 12-18

The Loan Report: January 12-18

For the second week in succession the Loan Report is kicked off by an English prospect who has spent the majority of his formative years at Chelsea and gone on to score his maiden professional goal in England’s third tier. John Swift, it’s over to you. Headliners Swift spent the first half of this season [...]

FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 6-1 Huddersfield Town

FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 6-1 Huddersfield Town

13 January 2015

Chelsea cruised into the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup as they hammered Huddersfield Town 6-1 St Aldershot’s Electrical Services Stadium on Tuesday. The damage was done in the first half as the Blues racked up four goals in a spell of mesmerising attacking play. Tammy Abraham grabbed a quick brace before Dominic Solanke [...]

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The Loan Report: January 5-11

The Loan Report: January 5-11

11 January 2015

The second week of January brought with it more transfer activity on the Chelsea loanee front as three more players lined up moves for the rest of the season. We’ll get to them in a minute, but we begin with the first career goal for a prospect who joined Chelsea at Under-11 level. Headliners Alex [...]

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Under-21s: Manchester City 3-2 Chelsea

Under-21s: Manchester City 3-2 Chelsea

08 January 2015

Chelsea’s first Under-21 action of 2015 brought with it their toughest fixture of the campaign as a trip to Manchester City pitted first against second. The hosts came away with all three points courtesy of a 3-2 victory that takes them top of the table for the time being. Dominic Solanke put Chelsea ahead very [...]

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The Loan Report: January 1-4

The Loan Report: January 1-4

04 January 2015

The Loan Report remains a small one this weekend with winter breaks still in full effect for many of those plying their trades elsewhere. With nobody having performed worthily enough of headline credit, we’ll begin by documenting the many moves already made in the early days of this January transfer window. Headliners Nathaniel Chalobah’s stay [...]

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Chelsea Academy in 2014: Twelve Memorable Moments

30 December 2014

As we reach the final days of 2014, it’s time to take a look back at what has been a remarkable calendar year for the Chelsea Football Club academy. A third FA Youth Cup crown in five years was followed by a second Under-21 Premier League success in the last four years whilst no fewer [...]

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Shuffling The Loan Pack

Shuffling The Loan Pack

29 December 2014

The January transfer window is almost upon us and with it we’ll likely see some significant changes on Chelsea’s loan front. Whilst a clutch of young prospects have picked up from last season’s stellar crop in making sterling progress whilst away and continuing their education, many others either haven’t been able to grasp the opportunity [...]

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The Loan Report: December 22-28

The Loan Report: December 22-28

28 December 2014

We bring you an abridged version of the Loan Report this Sunday owing to the fact that England is the only active country during the festive period. Nonetheless, we do have a goal for you, and it comes from Ryan Bertrand. Headliners The 25 year-old has never been a prolific goalscorer and came into this [...]

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Under-21s: Chelsea 5-0 Norwich City

Under-21s: Chelsea 5-0 Norwich City

23 December 2014

Chelsea’s Under-21s put themselves into a strong position in their Premier League International Cup group by hammering Norwich City 5-0 in their final match of 2014. Following a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach at Staines Town’s Wheatsheaf Park on Friday night the attention shifted to AFC Wimbledon’s Cherry Red Records Stadium (or Kingsmeadow if [...]

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The Loan Report: December 15-21

The Loan Report: December 15-21

21 December 2014

For the first time in a month we aren’t able to bring you a Patrick Bamford goal to enjoy in the Loan Report. Instead, Christmas cheer is provided by Bertrand Traore, who leads the way with four goals this week. Let’s dive in. Headliners Traore had something of a November to forget as he lost [...]

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Under-21s: Chelsea 1-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Under-21s: Chelsea 1-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach

19 December 2014

Chelsea’s inaugural Premier Under-21 League International Cup fixture took place at Staines Town’s Wheatsheaf Park on Friday night as they shared an entertaining 1-1 draw with German outfit Borussia Mönchengladbach. Chelsea enjoyed by far the better of the game’s best moments but struggled to break down their opponents for the majority of the match and [...]

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