The Loan Report: December 10-16

Two more goals in the past seven days nudge us closer to the half-century mark before the end of the calendar year, with Tammy Abraham and Kylian Hazard providing the goods.

Headliners

Abraham has been in good nick for Villa, with a glut of goals a fortnight ago lifting him into double figures for the season, and a penalty on Saturday at home to Stoke took his scoring run to eight goals in six matches, finding the back of the net in five of those outings.

Villa were held to a 2-2 draw by the Potters, however, and sit perched just outside the playoffs as they gear up for promotion challenge in the second half of the campaign.

Hazard has been somewhat less prolific but, in starting and scoring for Cercle Brugge against Anderlecht, he exhibited signs of real progress from where he was a year ago. A bit-part player for the Development Squad then, he has found himself since joining Cercle on loan, and looks a completely different player for it. His long-term future is certainly not going to be at Chelsea, but he has a brighter outlook, and joined big brother Eden on the scoresheet this weekend.

England

Premier League

Kurt Zouma, an unused substitute when Everton hosted Watford last Monday, was restored to Marco Silva’s starting eleven on Saturday as he deployed all three centre-backs in a change of shape away to Manchester City. Operating on the right of the group, and moving to right-back when they adjusted again later in the match, he looked good throughout despite Everton’s 3-1 defeat.

Kenedy played 89 minutes as Newcastle picked up an important 1-0 win at Huddersfield.

Championship

Lewis Baker earned a rare start for Leeds in their 1-0 win at Bolton but, as was the case in his last league outing, he was withdrawn at half time amidst criticism of his performance. Izzy Brown, meanwhile, scored for the club’s Under-23 team in midweek and Marcelo Bielsa spoke of his progress thereafter.

https://twitter.com/ChelseaLoanArmy/status/1074326676316639232

Todd Kane put in his usual shift at right-back as Hull beat Brentford while Trevoh Chalobah claimed the bragging rights over Reece James in Ipswich’s 1-0 win over Wigan. Tomas Kalas played all of Bristol City’s 2-2 draw against Norwich, as Jay Dasilva once again found himself the odd left-back out in a squad full of then, and Kasey Palmer was an unused substitute for Blackburn to leave him having played just 69 minutes of football in the last five weeks.

Michael Hector was left on the bench as a rotated Sheffield Wednesday team lost 2-1 at Swansea, and there’s a Monday night date for Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori as Derby host local rivals Nottingham Forest.

League One

Brad Collins’ Burton Albion were beaten 1-0 by a penalty away to Fleetwood in a match that tested the young goalkeeper in unpleasant weather conditions.

https://twitter.com/ChelseaLoanArmy/status/1074286105497747457

Iké Ugbo was a late second-half substitute in Scunthorpe’s 3-0 defeat at Doncaster, Charlie Colkett wasn’t involved for Shrewsbury, and Dujon Sterling was absent for Coventry with a hip injury.

League Two

Nathan Baxter also has a hip injury and it kept him sidelined from Yeovil Town action for a third successive week. He did at least join the supporters at Cambridge.

Jacob Maddox’s hamstring problem saw him miss Cheltenham’s draw at Port Vale.

Spain

Michy Batshuayi played ninety minutes for Valencia against Manchester United in the Champions League, being the closest physical player to Phil Jones as he contrived to score a comedy own goal, but he then sat on the bench for their La Liga draw at Eibar on Saturday.

Kenneth Omeruo played his part in a clean sheet and a goalless draw for Leganés at Celta Vigo to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches. Joao Rodriguez was an unused substitute for Tenerife, while Josi Quintero came off the bench late on for Lleida in defeat to Barcelona B, against some players he grew up playing with at La Masia.

Netherlands

Jake Clarke-Salter returned to full fitness in time for Vitesse’s home match against VVV, and joined Eduardo in getting them a 2-1 win. Charly Musonda is still injured, amidst controversy this week about whether or not his stay in Arnhem will come to an end next month, but for the time being he continues to rehab a serious knee injury.

Kyle Scott missed out for Telstar in defeat to Jong PSV, and Fankaty Dabo’s injury kept him out for Sparta Rotterdam again, as the league leaders beat Jong AZ 5-0.

Italy

Ola Aina squared off against Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala for Torino against Juventus in the Derby della Mole, and produced a respectable performance in a 1-0 defeat.

Tiémoué Bakayoko played all of Milan’s Europa League defeat and subsequent exit at the hands of Olympiacos, and is next in action away to Bologna on Tuesday. Before then, Mario Pašalić and Atalanta host Lazio on Monday evening.

Germany

Baba Rahman is alive! He came off the bench in the first half of Schalke’s Europa League win over Lokomotiv Moscow to play his first minutes since September 2nd. Welcome back Baba!

France

Christophe Lollichon, who these days works in the Chelsea Loan Department, confirmed this week that the club will be looking to find a new home for Matt Miazga in January, and so they should.

Victorien Angban and Metz head to Valenciennes on Monday night.

Scotland

Ruben Sammut played 69 minutes of Falkirk’s 0-0 draw against Morton.

Serbia

Danilo Pantic played all of Partizan’s goalless draw at home to Macva Sabac on Friday night, a result that would ordinarily have been disappointing, until you take the conditions into account.

https://twitter.com/FKPartizanEN/status/1073626254048456705

Brazil

It’s currently the off-season in Brazil, so Nathan hasn’t been playing/being a perpetual unused substitute.

Statistics

Started: July 14th
Updated: March 17th

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 32 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2748 32 21
Ola Aina Torino 24 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1968 25 1
Victorien Angban Metz 18 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1671 22 1
Tiemoue Bakayoko Milan 21 1 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 2233 29 1
Lewis Baker Leeds United 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 491 14 0
Lewis Baker Reading 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 777 11 0
Michy Batshuayi Valencia 15 1 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 952 22 2
Michy Batshuayi Crystal Palace 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 541 8 3
Isaiah Brown Leeds United 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0
Trevoh Chalobah Ipswich Town 36 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2823 37 2
Jake Clarke-Salter Vitesse 21 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2265 29 1
Charlie Colkett Shrewsbury Town 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 306 6 0
Fankaty Dabo Sparta Rotterdam 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1023 14 0
Jay Dasilva Bristol City 19 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1583 23 0
Josh Grant Yeovil 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 540 6 0
Kylian Hazard Cercle Brugge 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 910 17 4
Michael Hector Sheffield Wednesday 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2522 29 1
Reece James Wigan Athletic 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3285 37 1
Tomas Kalas Bristol City 29 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2686 30 0
Todd Kane Hull City 33 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2839 34 1
Kenedy Newcastle United 21 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1448 23 1
Jacob Maddox Cheltenham Town 33 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 2849 38 4
Mason Mount Derby County 25 4 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 2696 30 6
Matt Miazga Nantes 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 810 9 0
Matt Miazga Reading 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 900 10 0
Alvaro Morata Atlético Madrid 6 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 592 8 3
Victor Moses Fenerbahce 8 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 666 9 2
Charly Musonda Vitesse Arnhem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nathan Atletico Mineiro 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 449 13 0
Kenneth Omeruo Leganés 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1931 22 0
Kasey Palmer Blackburn Rovers 15 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 984 17 3
Kasey Palmer Bristol City 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 309 9 1
Danilo Pantic Partizan Belgrade 19 4 2 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 2310 29 6
Mario Pašalić Atalanta 23 1 3 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 1523 29 4
Lucas Piazón Chievo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 2 0
Christian Pulisic Dortmund 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 350 6 2
Josimar Quintero Lleida 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 513 15 0
Baba Rahman Schalke 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 327 4 0
Baba Rahman Reims 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 360 4 0
Joao Rodriguez Tenerife 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 447 12 1
Ruben Sammut Falkirk 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 967 15 0
Kyle Scott Telstar 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 995 14 2
Dujon Sterling Coventry City 30 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2587 31 0
Fikayo Tomori Derby County 34 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 3691 42 2
Iké Ugbo Scunthorpe United 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 936 16 1
Jack Wakely Basingstoke Town 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 540 8 0
Kurt Zouma Everton 25 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2208 27 1
Total 63592 868 78



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 28 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2790 31 11
Jamal Blackman Leeds United 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 180 2 0
Brad Collins Burton Albion 26 9 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2755 30 10
Eduardo Vitesse 26 4 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 2970 33 5
Jared Thompson Warrenpoint 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 720 8 3
Karlo Ziger Sutton United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 90 1 0
Total 9505 105 29