• The Academy Decade: Coaching Them Up
  • The Loan Report: November 4-10
  • Under-18s: Tottenham Hotspur 3-5 Chelsea
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The Academy Decade: Coaching Them Up

When Frank Lampard unveiled his backroom team at Chelsea in July, it wasn’t quite the culmination of a generation’s work at the club’s Cobham academy, but it certainly felt like it. For, as much as a youth development programme is primarily about producing talent on the pitch, the Blues have been especially prolific in helping to bring through the coaching talent of tomorrow as well as the playing. Jody Morris,…

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The Loan Report: November 4-10

Mario Pašalić announced himself on the Champions League stage this week while Iké Ugbo carried on his prolific form in the Netherlands. Let’s get into the latest Loan Report. Headliners Pašalić’s second season with Atalanta has been a bit of a slow burner in terms of substantial performances; playing regular minutes in the midfield rotation, he’s an entirely reliable and capable option, but has added goals back into his game…

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Under-18s: Tottenham Hotspur 3-5 Chelsea

For forty-five minutes of this Under-18 Premier League London derby, Chelsea were untouchable. A relentless blue tide swept everything before it as Tottenham were powerless to resist. A goal up inside a minute, four inside half an hour, and 5-0 by half time; it was as good a team performance as you’ll see anywhere all season, which is why the final score might have left some Chelsea players dejected when…

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