The Loan Report: December 24-29

The winter break across Europe has accounted for a big chunk of Chelsea’s loanees enjoying a festive holiday, but there has been plenty to talk about from those who have played, as we hit the fifty-goal mark for the season too.

Headliners

There was enough incident at Carrow Road, where Norwich met Derby, for an entire article in its own right. Norwich went into the day second in the Championship, Derby sixth, and the ensuing ninety minutes saw seven goals, a floodlight failure, a last-minute winner, and goals for both Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount.

Mount broke a fifteen-match run without finding the back of the net, and Tomori scored his first league goal, and after a late delay due to faulty floodlights there were jubilant scenes for a delighted Frank Lampard.

It came three days after a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United, but as they enter 2019, things are very much on the up for the Rams.

It was also a productive Christmas for Tammy Abraham, who scored his tenth goal in as many matches in Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw at Preston. His 14 league goals in total are enough to make him the joint-second leading scorer in the league, and at a goal every 115 minutes he’s scoring at a rate of just better than one in two.

England

Premier League

A regular in what has become a three-man central defence at Everton now, Kurt Zouma had a busy week, playing all of the 5-1 win at Burnley before ending up on the wrong end of a 1-0 defeat at Brighton.

Kenedy played 73 minutes as Newcastle were eased aside 4-0 at Liverpool before being left out by Rafa Benitez for the trip to Watford amid concerns about his work ethic.

Championship

Tomas Kalas and Jay Dasilva each played a part in both of Bristol City’s outings this week; Kalas saw every minute, while Dasilva was a late substitute against Brentford and got 77 minutes from the start in a 1-0 win over Rotherham on Saturday.

Michael Hector continues to impress for managerless Sheffield Wednesday, leading a strong rearguard effort that saw the Owls take four points from two of the toughest trips in the division, away to Middlesbrough and West Brom just three days apart.

Todd Kane, full of energy as ever, played every second of Hull’s festive fixture slate, as the Tigers claimed maximum points against Preston and Leeds, the latter unable to find even a minute for Lewis Baker while still being without the injured Izzy Brown.

Kasey Palmer started and played 69 minutes in Blackburn’s 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United, while Reece James got 90 and 60 minutes respectively away to West Brom and Swansea, being substituted in the latter having already been booked going up against the tricky Jefferson Montero.

Trevoh Chalobah played in midfield as usual as Ipswich lost to Middlesbrough and QPR.

League One

Brad Collins backstopped Burton Albion to a 3-1 win against Wycombe and a 1-1 draw with Plymouth to keep the Brewers moving away from relegation bother.

Dujon Sterling was man of the match as Coventry beat Charlton (2-1) and Southend (1-0) and, having overcome a spate of injuries, appears to have really found his game again.

Iké Ugbo on the other hand, continues to find the going tough at Scunthorpe, and played no minutes this week. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him head elsewhere in January, and the same goes for Charlie Colkett, who didn’t feature for Shrewsbury this week either.

League Two

Jacob Maddox made his return from injury with half an hour from the bench in Cheltenham’s ‘El Glossico’ draw against Forest Green Rovers.

Nathan Baxter also returned from a hip injury at Yeovil but served as backup to Stuart Nelson in both matches this week.

Italy

Ola Aina played ninety minutes as Torino beat Empoli and was then on the bench for the 1-1 draw at Lazio.

Tiémoué Bakayoko was man of the match as Milan beat Spal 2-1 having also featured away to Frosinone on Boxing Day.

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Mario Pašalić played 66 minutes as Atalanta held Juventus to a 2-2 draw before claiming an assist in a full outing at Sassuolo, where he was part of a 6-2 win.

Belgium

Kylian Hazard played no part for Cercle Brugge against Eupen on Boxing Day.

Scotland

Ruben Sammut played 54 minutes as bottom-of-the-table Falkirk lost to Dunfermline.

Statistics

Started: July 14th
Updated: March 24th

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 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1041 15 0
Jay Dasilva Bristol City 19 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1583 23 0
Josh Grant Yeovil 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 630 7 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 5 1 539 14 1
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 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 558 16 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 31 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2677 32 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 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 740 9 0
Kurt Zouma Everton 25 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2208 27 1
Total 64125 874 79



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 29 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2880 32 11
Jamal Blackman Leeds United 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 180 2 0
Brad Collins Burton Albion 27 9 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2845 31 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
Ethan Wady Tooting & Mitcham United 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 1 0
Karlo Ziger Sutton United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 90 1 0
Total 9775 108 29