The Loan Report: May 1-6

Several leagues reached their conclusions this weekend, and several players said their goodbyes after loan spells, but there’s still plenty of football to be played. We’ll start at Vitesse, who have a lot still to play for.

Headliners

Their final league fixture of the season away to Willem II saw them fighting for position in the Eredivisie’s Europa League playoff race. They’d already qualified by virtue of their thrashing of Twente last week, but the exact seedings were still up for grabs, and the 2-2 draw saw them finish sixth and set up a two-legged Semi Final against ADO Den Haag, with the winner facing Utrecht or Heerenveen.

Twice coming from behind, Matt Miazga scored the first equaliser, whilst Mason Mount laid on the second for Tim Matavz with a nice cross from the right. It was his eight assist of the season, lifting him into the league’s top ten creators. Fankaty Dabo was an unused substitute.

(Goal to follow)

England

Premier League

Ruben Loftus-Cheek also claimed himself an assist as Crystal Palace won 2-1 against Kurt Zouma and Stoke to relegate the Potters after ten years in the Premier League. Whilst the 22 year-old midfielder wasn’t as dominant as he had been against Leicester City last time out, he was still an important figure in clinching another three points that ensured the Eagles avoided relegation.

The drop is still very much a concern for Tammy Abraham and Swansea though, and the big forward played half an hour from the bench in their 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth, making Tuesday’s fixture against fellow strugglers Southampton as an absolute must-win.

Kenedy played all of Newcastle’s 2-1 defeat away to his former club Watford.

Championship

Fulham’s 23-game unbeaten run came to a halt on the final day; their 3-1 defeat at Birmingham ensured Cardiff City joined Wolves in earning promotion to the Premier League, and consigned Tomas Kalas and Lucas Piazon to the playoffs. Piazon played 63 minutes but Kalas was an unused substitute, and there was no Jeremie Boga for the hosts either.

Hull’s efforts to pull themselves clear of relegation before the climax to the campaign were very impressive and meant they could go into their last match at Brentford in a relaxed mood. Fikayo Tomori and Michael Hector played 90 minutes whilst Ola Aina came on after just eight minutes, replacing the injured Ondrej Mazuch, to make it a positive end to the year for the Blues trio.

Unfortunately, the same could not be said for Jamal Blackman and Sheffield United, as the big goalkeeper was allowed to return to Chelsea early instead of getting the chance to say his farewells to a fan base that, by and large, would like to see him return on a permanent basis.

Kasey Palmer and Jake Clarke-Salter were unused substitutes for Derby and Sunderland respectively, whilst the #FreeBaker campaign continues into the playoffs, as Middlesbrough left Lewis Baker out yet again.

League One

Jay Dasilva and Charlton are playoff-bound despite their 1-0 defeat to Rochdale in Saturday’s 46th and final league game, and now face Shrewsbury Town over two legs for the right to play at Wembley.

Todd Kane played all of Oxford’s defeat to his former club Blackburn, whilst Jordan Houghton signed off at Doncaster by playing every minute of their last two games against Wimbledon and Wigan. Iké Ugbo was an unused substitute for Milton Keynes.

League Two

Brad Collins returned from a concussion-enforced absence to feature in Forest Green Rovers’ 3-0 defeat at the hands of Grimsby. Returning to Chelsea next week, he refused to rule out a possible return to the New Lawn next season.

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Netherlands

Marco van Ginkel returned for PSV after a fortnight off as they brought the curtain down on their title-winning Eredivisie campaign with a goalless draw at home to Groningen. A Chelsea future looks unlikely, with clubs lining up for his services after a goal-filled season, and Chelsea loan manager Eddie Newton reflecting on his immediate future:

Cristian Cuevas didn’t play for a much-changed and already relegated FC Twente side that drew 1-1 with NAC Breda.

Belgium

Victorien Angban played the second half of Waasland-Beveren’s 3-2 win over Mouscron, but they remain bottom of their Europa League playoff qualification group.

Germany

Baba Rahman was named in the Schalke squad for the first time since joining on loan in January, but was an unused substitute, and will look towards their finale next weekend to get a few minutes on the pitch for the first time in more than a year.

Michy Batshuayi’s season is, of course, over.

Spain

Josimar Quintero was an unused substitute as Betis Deportivo were relegated against Badajoz.

Portugal

Nathan played 34 minutes as Belenenses beat Portimonense 3-2.

Scotland

Charly Musonda was not involved for Celtic yet again, and manager Brendan Rodgers – after brushing off concerns about his diminished playing time earlier in the week – revealed that the Belgian has returned to Cobham for treatment on a shoulder injury, a conveniently-timed development for all involved.

Turkey

Kenneth Omeruo was an unused substitute as Kasimpasa won 5-2 away to nine-man Trabzonspor.

Russia

Mario Pašalić played in the middle of a back three as Spartak Moscow beat Rostov 2-0 on Saturday. He was rather pleased with how he played in such an unfamiliar position.

First time played as central defender – clean sheet ✅💪🏼

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Serbia

Danilo Pantic played ninety minutes as Partizan drew 2-2 at home to Napredak.

Ireland

Mitchell Beeney was in goal as Sligo lost 2-1 at home to Bohemians.

Statistics

Started: July 15th
Finished: May 26th

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 30 5 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1971 37 8
Ola Aina Hull City 44 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4003 47 1
Victorien Angban Waasland-Beveren 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2349 31 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 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 490 9 0
Charlie Colkett Vitesse Arnhem 6 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 293 11 0
Cristian Cuevas FC Twente 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1968 24 0
Fankaty Dabo Vitesse Arnhem 27 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 2625 33 0
Jay Dasilva Charlton Athletic 39 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3483 43 0
Marco van Ginkel PSV 28 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2874 33 16
Michael Hector Hull City 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3054 37 1
Jordan Houghton Doncaster Rovers 37 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3170 39 1
Tomas Kalas Fulham 35 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2609 36 0
Todd Kane Groningen 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 571 10 0
Todd Kane Oxford United 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1530 17 3
Kenedy Newcastle United 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 869 11 2
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Crystal Palace 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1965 25 2
Matt Miazga Vitesse Arnhem 36 4 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 3659 43 4
Mason Mount Vitesse Arnhem 32 14 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2915 39 14
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 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 496 13 2
Kenneth Omeruo Kasimpasa 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2407 27 1
Kasey Palmer Huddersfield Town 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 243 5 0
Kasey Palmer Derby County 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 473 16 2
Danilo Pantic Partizan Belgrade 31 4 4 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 3146 46 5
Mario Pašalić Spartak Moscow 21 4 2 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 1656 30 5
Lucas Piazon Fulham 23 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1360 25 6
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 1 0
Joao Rodriguez Tampico Madero 21 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1727 23 8
Fikayo Tomori Hull City 25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2152 26 0
Iké Ugbo Barnsley 16 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 909 18 1
Iké Ugbo Milton Keynes 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1161 17 2
Kurt Zouma Stoke City 33 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3038 34 1
Total 64255 898 99



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 42 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4320 48 7
Mitchell Beeney Sligo Rovers 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 990 11 2
Jamal Blackman Sheffield United 30 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2727 32 9
Brad Collins Forest Green Rovers 40 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3839 43 8
Jared Thompson Chippenham Town 40 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3960 44 11
Total 15746 177 37

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