The Loan Report: February 18-24

So, to the Loan Army. Batshuayi, Hazard and Alvaro Morata all scored this weekend, which is probably something we’ve never said about Chelsea before, and might not in future either. As we still try to work out what happens after Wembley for the first team, let’s have a bit of light relief and catch up on the last seven days.

Headliners

Morata thought he’d scored earlier in midweek against Juventus in the Champions League, but saw his effort ruled out by VAR. Having had one disallowed against Real Madrid in the league a fortnight ago too, he was cursing his luck somewhat, but finally managed to get off the mark for Atlético against Villarreal on Sunday.

He joined Michy Batshuayi in opening his account for his new loan club this weekend; the Batsman grabbing the first of four Crystal Palace goals away to Leicester in a win that resulted in the departure of Foxes manager Claude Puel. As goals go, it wasn’t a classic, but his invention in redirecting James McArthur’s speculative shot past Kasper Schmeichel certainly deserves sage nods of approval.

Hazard – of the Kylian variety – scored his third and fourth goals of the campaign on Saturday to help Cercle Brugge fight back from behind late at home to Oostende.

England

Kenedy played the last twenty or so minutes of Newcastle’s win over Huddersfield while Kurt Zouma and Everton had no fixture.

Championship

The big loanee clash of the week saw Reece James’ Wigan host Trevoh Chalobah’s Ipswich at the DW Stadium, and both players did themselves justice in a match where the spoils were shared. Chalobah looked to have earned the bragging rights until the very end, when James popped up with a crucial assist to help claim a 1-1 draw for his team.

Bristol City’s nine-match winning run in the league came to an end at league leaders Norwich; Tomas Kalas played the full match, while Jay Dasilva got 71 minutes before making way for Kasey Palmer.

Tammy Abraham was held off the scoresheet for the third match in succession as Aston Villa drew 1-1 at Stoke City, but Michael Hector was in good form for Sheffield Wednesday in their win over Swansea despite the visitors’ consolation goal owing much to a heavy deflection off the Jamaican international defender.

Todd Kane was booked as Hull were beaten 5-1 by a rampant Brentford, Matt Miazga and Lewis Baker each got a good ninety minutes in Reading’s 1-1 draw with Rotherham, and Izzy Brown was an unused substitute as Leeds beat Bolton.

Fikayo Tomori and Derby were beaten 1-0 by Millwall in midweek but have a big East Midlands derby against Nottingham Forest on Monday night. Mason Mount isn’t expected to be able to return from injury in time for that one.

League One

Brad Collins’ Burton Albion have kept more clean sheets in 2019 than any other Football League side, and there was another one for him in midweek – his eighth of the season overall – as the Brewers drew 0-0 at Barnsley. A 1-0 defeat at home to Fleetwood on Saturday was cause for disappointment, however.

Dujon Sterling, one of League One’s more progressive full-backs this term, held his own for Coventry in a 1-1 draw against runaway leaders Luton, who are now 21 matches unbeaten.

League Two

In a banner weekend for goalkeepers and leadership, Nathan Baxter was handed the Yeovil Town captaincy for a must-win match at home to Cambridge United. He responded with his eleventh shutout in 27 matches and a 1-0 win, and as a result he continues to be a huge fan favourite at Huish Park.Josh Grant remains injured.

Jacob Maddox also helped guide Cheltenham to a (midweek) win over Cambridge, and followed it with 79 minutes in victory at home to Port Vale four days later. The six points were most welcome in their own fight against relegation.

Non-League

Jack Wakely was back for Basingstoke in their 2-1 defeat to Salisbury.

Spain

Kenneth Omeruo took up his usual place at the heart of Leganés’ defence in their 1-1 draw against Valencia on Sunday.

Josi Quintero played just over an hour of Lleida’s 3-2 win over Valencia’s Mestalla B team.

Netherlands

Vitesse beat Emmen 3-0 with Eduardo and Jake Clarke-Salter present and correct as usual – the Portuguese custodian joining in the weekend’s clean sheet fun with his fifth of 2018-19, and there was also good news for Charly Musonda as he returned to Arnhem to train with the group on Wednesday. He was injured in a friendly in early September and has been sidelined ever since.

Fankaty Dabo played all of Sparta Rotterdam’s 6-1 win over Go Ahead Eagles.

Italy

Going from strength to strength at Torino, Ola Aina played all ninety minutes at left-back in a 2-0 win over Atalanta to give his team the edge in the race for Europa League football next season. Mario Pašalić completed the match for the visitors.

Tiémoué Bakayoko received plenty of praise for his impact in Milan’s 3-0 win over Empoli; the Frenchman was withdrawn ten minutes from time after his latest very positive display.

Lucas Piazon played a few moments of stoppage time as Chievo shared a forgettable goalless draw with Genoa.

Germany

Christian Pulisic’s hamstring injury kept him out of Dortmund’s 3-2 win over Leverkusen on Sunday.

France

Baba Rahman played as Reims won 4-2 at Montpellier in Ligue 1 while Victorien Angban played the last twelve minutes of Metz’s 2-0 win over Paris FC in the second tier.

Turkey

Victor Moses completed his first full outing for Fenerbahce as they exited the Europa League away to Zenit St Petersburg in midweek, and now prepares himself for Monday night’s trip to Besiktas.

Serbia

Danilo Pantic’s injury sidelined him for Partizan’s 3-0 win at home to Proleter.

Northern Ireland

Jared Thompson and Warrenpoint were beaten 2-0 at home by Cliftonville.

Brazil

Nathan played the last twenty minutes as a substitute for Atlético-MG versus Villa Nova.

Statistics

Started: July 14th
Final: May 29th

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 40 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3450 40 26
Ola Aina Torino 30 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2275 32 1
Victorien Angban Metz 25 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2056 29 1
Tiemoue Bakayoko Milan 30 1 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 2972 38 1
Lewis Baker Leeds United 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 491 14 0
Lewis Baker Reading 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1497 19 1
Michy Batshuayi Valencia 15 1 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 952 22 2
Michy Batshuayi Crystal Palace 11 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 923 12 6
Isaiah Brown Leeds United 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 0
Trevoh Chalobah Ipswich Town 43 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3273 44 2
Jake Clarke-Salter Vitesse 28 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2895 36 1
Charlie Colkett Shrewsbury Town 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 306 6 0
Fankaty Dabo Sparta Rotterdam 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1625 24 0
Jay Dasilva Bristol City 28 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2383 32 0
Josh Grant Yeovil 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 720 8 0
Kylian Hazard Cercle Brugge 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1116 21 4
Michael Hector Sheffield Wednesday 36 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3242 37 2
Reece James Wigan Athletic 45 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4005 46 3
Tomas Kalas Bristol City 39 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3586 40 0
Todd Kane Hull City 39 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3363 40 3
Kenedy Newcastle United 24 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1529 26 1
Jacob Maddox Cheltenham Town 38 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 3077 43 4
Mason Mount Derby County 37 9 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 3745 42 11
Matt Miazga Nantes 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 810 9 0
Matt Miazga Reading 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1620 18 0
Alvaro Morata Atlético Madrid 15 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1245 17 6
Victor Moses Fenerbahce 14 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1076 15 4
Charly Musonda Vitesse Arnhem 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 0
Nathan Atletico Mineiro 11 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 5 1 835 22 2
Kenneth Omeruo Leganés 26 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2434 28 0
Kasey Palmer Blackburn Rovers 15 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 984 17 3
Kasey Palmer Bristol City 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 538 16 2
Danilo Pantic Partizan Belgrade 29 6 3 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 3043 40 8
Mario Pašalić Atalanta 32 5 5 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 2047 40 8
Lucas Piazón Chievo 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 4 0
Christian Pulisic Dortmund 9 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 651 11 4
Josimar Quintero Lleida 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 693 18 0
Baba Rahman Schalke 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 327 4 0
Baba Rahman Reims 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 965 11 1
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 38 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3307 39 0
Fikayo Tomori Derby County 46 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 4692 54 2
Iké Ugbo Scunthorpe United 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 936 16 1
Jack Wakely Basingstoke Town 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1355 16 0
Kurt Zouma Everton 32 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2838 34 2
Total 82392 1124 115



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 35 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3420 38 11
Jamal Blackman Leeds United 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 180 2 0
Brad Collins Burton Albion 31 10 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3115 35 11
Eduardo Vitesse 29 4 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 3060 34 5
Jared Thompson Warrenpoint 10 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1170 13 4
Ethan Wady Tooting & Mitcham United 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 810 9 3
Karlo Ziger Sutton United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 90 1 0
Total 11845 132 34