The Loan Report: September 17-23

Another productive week for the Loan Army was headlined by goals from two England Under-21 internationals who are anything but strangers to stealing the show.

Headliners

Tammy Abraham scores goals in the Championship. He proved as much during the 2016-17 season at Bristol City, and grabbed his first in Aston Villa colours in midweek, opening his account in a 2-0 win against Rotherham.

It was a very typical Tammy Abraham goal; smart movement off the ball, operating in relatively little space, and producing a smart finish with the minimum of fuss. That all begs the rather pertinent question of why Steve Bruce’s Villa continue to drive long balls his way, as they did in their 2-1 weekend defeat to Michael Hector’s Sheffield Wednesday, but such is the pressure on the manager at Villa Park, that might not be a problem for much longer.

Over at Pride Park, Mason Mount has started to show off his dead-ball prowess in addition to his vast array of other skills. The Derby midfielder struck the crossbar from distance in a frustrating goalless draw against Kasey Palmer and Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday, before getting it right in Saturday’s 3-1 win over in-form Brentford.

It was the fifth time he’s scored a free-kick in just over a season in professional football, and his fifth goal in Rams colours. Fikayo Tomori helped keep things tight at the other end (whilst also trying his luck with an acrobatic attempt against Blackburn), and continues to earn positive reviews for Frank Lampard’s upwardly-mobile side.

Palmer was impressive early in that 0-0 draw, but he was taken off at half time, and then left on the bench for their 3-2 win at Stoke City.

England

Premier League

Kurt Zouma was on the losing side as Everton were beaten 2-0 at Arsenal.

Kenedy offered relatively little as Newcastle drew 0-0 at Crystal Palace

Championship

Trevoh Chalobah provided the assist for Ipswich’s equaliser in their midweek draw at home to Brentford, but was taken off at half time – not for the first time this season – as the Tractor Boys were held to a 0-0 borefest by Bolton at the weekend.

Tomas Kalas was on the wrong end of a 4-2 defeat for Bristol City at West Brom on Tuesday, and then suffered a broken jaw in a collision with his own player in Friday’s 1-0 defeat to Reece James’ Wigan. James was impressive, as he was in their 2-1 win over Hull three days earlier, but Jay Dasilva had to settle for two more matches without getting off the bench.

Todd Kane was rested for that Hull reverse at Wigan, and was restored to the starting line-up for their trip to Reading on Saturday, getting 90 minutes in a 3-0 defeat.

Lewis Baker played a minute or two of football across a pair of Leeds matches, with Jamal Blackman the backup goalkeeper on both occasions, but the pair were given another run-out for the Under-23s last Monday. Izzy Brown remains out with a long-term injury, one that manager Marcelo Bielsa isn’t sure about the status of.

League One

Iké Ugbo played 88 minutes for Scunthorpe in a 1-0 win over a Shrewsbury Town side that continues to overlook Charlie Colkett, and has only won once in nine league matches.

Dujon Sterling was replaced at half time as Coventry capitulated to a 3-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers, conceding all of the goals in the first 23 minutes, and he had a tough time of it in general.

Brad Collins, on loan at Burton, remains out through injury.

League Two

Nathan Baxter helped Yeovil Town set a new club record of 522 minutes without conceding a goal before they eventually lost 3-0 at home to Swindon.

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Jacob Maddox was booked as Cheltenham lost 3-1 at Exeter.

Netherlands

In Vitesse’s annual match honouring the Battle of Arnhem, Eduardo and Jake Clarke-Salter both completed ninety minutes in a dull 1-1 draw against ADO Den Haag, while Charly Musonda missed out through injury.

Kyle Scott played three-quarters of Telstar’s 3-1 defeat at home to Twente, while Fankaty Dabo played the second half of Sparta Rotterdam’s 0-0 draw at TOP Oss.

Spain

Michy Batshuayi’s first start for Valencia saw him get 70 minutes in their controversial 2-0 defeat to Juventus. He was back on the bench for Sunday’s trip to Villarreal, coming on at half time, but failing to help break a 0-0 final score.

Kenneth Omeruo was not involved as Leganés lost 1-0 at Elche, Joao Rodriguez’s hamstring problem kept him out of Tenerife’s trip to Córdoba, and Josimar Quintero was not involved for Lleida.

Italy

Ola Aina played 77 minutes as Torino lost 3-1 to Napoli, whilst Tiemoue Bakayoko got his first ninety minutes for Milan in their 1-0 Europa League win at Dudelange. He then played the last quarter of an hour in a 2-2 draw against Atalanta, for whom Mario Pašalić started before going off at half time.

The Croatian midfielder also spoke to the media ahead of the game and indicated he’s just about done with the Loan Army. Atalanta have a €15m option to buy him.

Germany

Baba Rahman played no part for Schalke in either of their matches this week.

France

Matt Miazga was booked in Nantes’ 2-1 defeat at Lille, and Victorien Angban played all of Metz’s 2-1 reverse away to Paris FC.

Belgium

Kylian Hazard didn’t make the Cercle Brugge matchday squad this weekend.

Scotland

As usual, Ruben Sammut was an unused substitute for Falkirk. Falkirk have lost all six of their league matches this season.

Serbia

Danilo Pantic played all of the 1-1 draw in the Belgrade derby as Partizan and Crvena Zvezda shared the spoils on Sunday evening. He hit the crossbar with a 25-yard strike early in the second half.

Brazil

Nathan was an unused substitute for Atlético-MG at Flamengo.

Statistics

Started: July 14th
Updated: December 9th

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 Aston Villa 15 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1256 15 11
Ola Aina Torino 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 963 14 0
Victorien Angban Metz 10 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1152 13 1
Tiemoue Bakayoko Milan 11 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1034 16 0
Lewis Baker Leeds United 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 356 12 0
Michy Batshuayi Valencia 13 1 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 781 18 2
Isaiah Brown Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trevoh Chalobah Ipswich Town 20 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1648 21 2
Jake Clarke-Salter Vitesse 12 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1391 18 1
Charlie Colkett Shrewsbury Town 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 306 6 0
Fankaty Dabo Sparta Rotterdam 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 370 6 0
Jay Dasilva Bristol City 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 578 9 0
Kylian Hazard Cercle Brugge 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 403 7 1
Michael Hector Sheffield Wednesday 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1082 13 0
Reece James Wigan Athletic 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1841 20 1
Tomas Kalas Bristol City 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1156 13 0
Todd Kane Hull City 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1489 20 1
Kenedy Newcastle United 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1011 14 1
Jacob Maddox Cheltenham Town 18 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 2036 23 3
Mason Mount Derby County 19 3 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1999 22 5
Matt Miazga Nantes 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 810 9 0
Charly Musonda Vitesse Arnhem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nathan Atletico Mineiro 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 252 7 0
Kenneth Omeruo Leganés 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 761 9 0
Kasey Palmer Blackburn Rovers 12 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 857 14 3
Danilo Pantic Partizan Belgrade 15 4 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 2031 24 5
Mario Pašalić Atalanta 10 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 713 14 2
Josimar Quintero Lleida 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 168 5 0
Baba Rahman Schalke 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 253 3 0
Joao Rodriguez Tenerife 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 353 9 0
Ruben Sammut Falkirk 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 754 12 0
Kyle Scott Telstar 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 995 14 2
Dujon Sterling Coventry City 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1327 16 0
Fikayo Tomori Derby County 19 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1980 23 1
Iké Ugbo Scunthorpe United 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 874 14 1
Kurt Zouma Everton 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 903 13 0
Total 33883 466 43



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 Yeovil Town 17 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1800 20 8
Jamal Blackman Leeds United 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 180 2 0
Brad Collins Burton Albion 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 765 9 2
Eduardo Vitesse 15 3 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 1800 20 4
Total 4545 51 14

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