The Loan Report: April 3-8

Chelsea’s Loan Army is on course to set new records for total appearances, total minutes played, and clean sheets this season and, although they’re likely to fall short of last season’s 126-goal extravaganza, they are in with a solid chance of reaching the century mark for just the third time. Four more were added to the total this week, lifting us to 84, and they came from far and wide.

Headliners

Danilo Pantic contributed the first of them in a 5-0 win for Partizan Belgrade in midweek. The Serbian has had something of a career renaissance back at his old club this season, featuring in 35 matches in all competitions, and his third goal of the campaign was a beauty of an effort.

 
 

Partizan have the option to make his stay permanent for not a lot of money at all and it would be surprising if they didn’t exercise their option to do so.

On Saturday, Tammy Abraham claimed his first official goal for Swansea City since October when he scored a powerful header to earn a point away to West Brom. Having had an effort against Brighton taken away from him by the dubious goals panel in January, this one was definitely his, and lifted him to eight for the season.

A few hours later, Marco van Ginkel scored his 16th in 31 games as PSV mounted a remarkable comeback against AZ Alkmaar to move within potentially one result of the title. Once again, he netted from the penalty spot – his ninth successful spot kick of the season – and PSV can now clinch the title with a win over Ajax next Sunday.

Then, on Sunday, Michy Batshuayi’s ninth goal for Dortmund helped them to a 3-0 win over Stuttgart. The Belgian forward admitted this week that he resorted to futsal in his private time, despite it being forbidden, to keep his competitive juices flowing in a frustrating first half of the season, but he’s thriving with regular playing time in the Bundesliga.

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England

Premier League

Ruben Loftus-Cheek started his first match of 2018 for Crystal Palace as something of an auxiliary striker in their 2-2 draw at Bournemouth. Flanked by Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha, the England international completed 90 minutes and will be looking for a strong finish to the season to improve his chances of sneaking into Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad.

Kenedy played 64 minutes for Newcastle in their 2-1 win at Leicester whilst Kurt Zouma played a few minutes of stoppage time at the end of Stoke’s defeat at home to Tottenham.

Championship

Hull, with Ola Aina, Fikayo Tomori and Michael Hector all in from the start (and playing ninety minutes) for the first time in almost two months, held runaway leaders Wolves to a midweek 2-2 draw to ease their relegation concerns. They followed that up with a 4-0 triumph over QPR in which Aina and Hector once again played from start to finish, with Tomori dropping out.

Jeremie Boga sat out Birmingham’s midweek win at Bolton but played all of their 1-1 draw against Burton four days later, claiming an assist for their late equaliser.

Kasey Palmer played twenty minutes for Derby as they beat Bolton 3-0, whilst Jake Clarke-Salter was an unused substitute for Sunderland upon his return from a two-man ban.

Fulham beat Leeds 2-0 in midweek and Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 on Saturday without calling upon Lucas Piazon at all, and only using Tomas Kalas for the last two minutes of the former fixture.

Jamal Blackman continued to serve his three-match ban for violent conduct and missed Sheffield United’s defeat to Barnsley, whilst Lewis Baker was absent entirely for Middlesbrough after getting an hour under his belt for their Under-23 team in midweek.

League One

Todd Kane played the duration of Oxford’s goalless draw at home to Oldham whilst Iké Ugbo played nine minutes from the bench as Milton Keynes were beaten 5-1 at Wigan.

Jordan Houghton was absent from Doncaster’s stalemate at Gillingham after picking up a knee injury in training on Friday, whilst Jay Dasilva missed Charlton’s draw at Bristol Rovers likely as a precaution after a recent six-week layoff, with Tuesday’s trip to Wimbledon also in mind.

League Two

Brad Collins and Forest Green Rovers lost 1-0 to Barnet, who now sit directly below them in the table, to ensure they still have work to do to avoid relegation with just five matches left.

Non-League

Nathan Baxter helped Woking to an important point away to Dagenham & Redbridge as they too battle against relegation from the National League, whilst Jared Thompson and Chippenham Town aren’t quite mathematically safe yet after losing 3-1 at Hemel Hempstead.

Netherlands

Vitesse’s stubborn refusal to remove Henk Fraser from his post as manager before the end of the season could end up costing them a chance of Europa League football next season. Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at NAC Breda was another woefully insipid display that saw them tumble down to seventh place, the final spot in the Eredivisie that allows for participation in the European playoffs.

Mason Mount and Matt Miazga played a nondescript ninety minutes, with Fankaty Dabo an unused substitute.

Cristian Cuevas featured for 83 minutes as FC Twente lost 3-1 at home to Feyenoord and his team are now just two matches away from having their relegation confirmed.

Belgium

Victorien Angban played all ninety minutes in defeat for Waasland-Beveren versus Zulte Waregem.

Germany

Baba Rahman is still not fit to play for Schalke and it looks unlikely that he will do so before the season’s end.

Spain

Josimar Quintero played six minutes as Betis Deportivo drew 0-0 at home to Las Palmas B.

Portugal

Nathan’s goal against Porto last week earned him another start as Belenenses travalled to Chaves, but the Brazilian couldn’t repeat the trick, and was substituted after an hour of their 1-1 draw.

Scotland

Charly Musonda played four minutes as a substitute in Celtic’s 2-1 win at Hamilton after being an unused substitute at home to Dundee in midweek.

Russia

Mario Pašalić’s return to the Spartak Moscow starting eleven coincided with him getting ninety minutes and his team running out 4-1 winners away to Anzhi Makhachkala.

Turkey

Kenneth Omeruo got ninety minutes, a yellow card, and a clean sheet in Kasimpasa’s 1-0 win at Bursaspor; a result that lifts the team into the top half of the table.

Mexico

Joao Rodriguez’s stay with Tampico Madero officially ends in June, but with the culmination of the Liga Ascenso’s Clausura stage last weekend, his playing time is now over. After proving to be a revelation in their Apertura promotion push, injuries curtailed the second half of his campaign, but he will have plenty of options for 2018-19.

Ireland

Mitchell Beeney was an unused substitute as Sligo lost 2-0 to Derry on Saturday.

Statistics

Started: July 15th
Updated: April 15th

Player Club League FA Cup League Cup Europe/Cont Other Mins
Played
Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tammy Abraham Swansea City 26 5 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1860 33 8
Ola Aina Hull City 41 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3787 44 1
Victorien Angban Waasland-Beveren 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2081 27 1
Lewis Baker Middlesbrough 12 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 790 14 2
Michy Batshuayi Dortmund 10 7 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 1169 14 9
Jeremie Boga Birmingham City 30 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2190 33 2
Isaiah Brown Brighton 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 401 15 0
Jake Clarke-Salter Sunderland 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 481 8 0
Charlie Colkett Vitesse Arnhem 6 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 293 11 0
Cristian Cuevas FC Twente 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1899 23 0
Fankaty Dabo Vitesse Arnhem 26 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 2590 32 0
Jay Dasilva Charlton Athletic 33 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3138 37 0
Marco van Ginkel PSV 27 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2784 32 16
Michael Hector Hull City 35 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2964 36 1
Jordan Houghton Doncaster Rovers 31 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2700 33 1
Tomas Kalas Fulham 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2574 32 0
Todd Kane Groningen 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 571 10 0
Todd Kane Oxford United 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1170 13 2
Kenedy Newcastle United 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 689 9 2
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Crystal Palace 20 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1609 21 1
Matt Miazga Vitesse Arnhem 29 2 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 3040 36 2
Mason Mount Vitesse Arnhem 26 7 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2378 33 7
Charly Musonda Celtic 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 335 8 0
Nathan Amiens 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 85 2 0
Nathan Belenenses 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 335 9 2
Kenneth Omeruo Kasimpasa 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2174 24 1
Kasey Palmer Huddersfield Town 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 243 5 0
Kasey Palmer Derby County 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 413 13 2
Danilo Pantic Partizan Belgrade 25 3 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 2250 36 3
Mario Pašalić Spartak Moscow 18 4 2 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 1431 27 5
Lucas Piazon Fulham 19 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1126 21 5
Josimar Quintero FC Rostov 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1 0
Josimar Quintero Real Betis B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 5 0
Baba Rahman Schalke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joao Rodriguez Tampico Madero 21 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1727 23 8
Fikayo Tomori Hull City 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2016 24 0
Iké Ugbo Barnsley 16 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 909 18 1
Iké Ugbo Milton Keynes 13 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 978 14 2
Charlie Wakefield Stevenage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kurt Zouma Stoke City 29 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2737 30 1
Total 58003 806 85



Player Club League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Mins
Played
Total
Apps Cln Sht Apps Cln Sht Apps Cln Sht Apps Cln Sht Apps Cln Sht Apps Cln Sht
Nathan Baxter Woking 40 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4140 46 7
Mitchell Beeney Sligo Rovers 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 360 4 0
Jamal Blackman Sheffield United 28 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2547 30 9
Brad Collins Forest Green Rovers 37 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3600 40 7
Jared Thompson Chippenham Town 39 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3870 43 10
Total 14517 163 33

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