The Loan Report: February 4-10

Not everyone lost 6-0 this week. Another seven days of productive loanee action brought us goals from Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Ola Aina, so we shall focus on those in an attempt to shed some positive light on affairs this Sunday.

Headliners

Pulisic was the first to find the back of the net in his most meaningful Dortmund action since agreeing to join Chelsea. It came in the German Cup in a wild match against Werder Bremen – a match Dortmund eventually lost on penalties – but his goal was stylishly constructed and finished.

 
It wasn’t enough to secure him a start in the league against Hoffenheim at the weekend though, with 120 minutes of midweek action taking its toll, yet Dortmund again drew 3-3, this time yielding a 3-0 lead in the final fifteen minutes.

The same thing happened at Villa Park on Friday night, where Villa rescued an unlikely point at home to Sheffield United, who had comfortably led 3-0 courtesy of a Billy Sharp hat-trick before the late heroics. Abraham scored his 20th goal of the season – two fewer than the veteran marksman Sharp – and played his part in a stirring finale that kept them just about in touch in the race for a playoff place.

There were considerably fewer goals in Serie A on Sunday, and just one at the Stadio Olimpico, where Torino defeated Udinese with Aina’s first for the club. Coming inside from his right wing-back spot to meet a cross from the left, he produced a header any centre-forward would have been proud of to lift I Granata up to 8th in the standings.

England

Premier League

It wasn’t quite such a good week for Kurt Zouma. Impressive despite losing to Manchester City on Wednesday, he endured a frustrating defeat at Watford on Saturday before being sent off AFTER the match for a pair of yellow cards issued for dissent.

Michy Batshuayi came on as a late substitute again for Crystal Palace as they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw against West Ham, while Kenedy will be hoping to earn more playing time for Newcastle away to Wolves on Monday evening.

Championship

Bristol City keep on rolling and recorded an eighth straight win to keep their promotion challenge going. The 1-0 victory at Blackburn came with Jay Dasilva and Tomas Kalas impressing in defence again – Jay now having earned himself a regular spot at left-back – and Kasey Palmer came on for a late cameo against a team that failed to find a good way to use him in the first half of the season.

They’re currently battling with Derby County for the final playoff place, and the Rams kept up the pressure themselves with a 2-0 win against Hull. Mason Mount missed out through injury, but Fikayo Tomori was excellent at the back as usual, and Todd Kane put in a shift at right-back for the visitors.

Izzy Brown was back in a senior matchday squad for the first time in thirteen months as he took his place on the bench for Leeds at Middlesbrough; he didn’t get on the pitch, but that will come sooner rather than later.

Reece James had another ninety minutes in midfield for Wigan at Rotherham, a challenge he found harder than some of his recent assignments, but still came out of with plenty of praise. Trevoh Chalobah, on the other hand, produced more of a mixed bag in the East Anglian derby for Ipswich at Norwich. The driving force behind much of Ipswich’s good play, he also displayed his capacity for the odd mistake, and Norwich were able to claim a 3-0 win to continue their dominance over their local rivals.

Michael Hector, Matt Miazga and Lewis Baker all shared the same pitch as Sheffield Wednesday drew 0-0 with Reading.

League One

Brad Collins recorded his seventh clean sheet of the season as Burton won 2-0 at Wimbledon, and Dujon Sterling played well for Coventry in a 1-0 win at Rochdale that lifted them into the top half of the table.

League Two

Jacob Maddox played ninety minutes for Cheltenham in their win against Yeovil in midweek, although Nathan Baxter and Josh Grant, the latter through injury, were absent for Yeovil.

Baxter was overlooked again for the home match against Grimsby on Saturday, something that drew confusion from supporters as Stuart Nelson let three goals past him, and it would hardly be a surprise to see him restored to the team next time out.

Maddox was a late substitute in Cheltenham’s second outing of the week, a 3-0 defeat at Colchester.

Non-League

Jack Wakely played another ninety minutes for Basingstoke in a midweek defeat to Salisbury before missing Saturday’s match against Staines through injury. Basingstoke won 10-3.

There was no Karlo Ziger for Sutton United as usual and as expected.

Netherlands

Vitesse’s poor form continued with a 2-1 defeat against Groningen, with some fans finding room to criticise Jake Clarke-Salter for his part in the performance, while Eduardo was in goal as usual.

Fankaty Dabo made his comeback from his latest spell out injured to play 67 minutes in Sparta Rotterdam’s 3-0 defeat to Twente.

Italy

Mario Pašalić’s rotational role continues to be fairly well-defined for Atalanta; he got ninety minutes away to Cagliari on Monday night, and twelve as a sub in Sunday’s win at home to SPAL.

Tiemoué Bakayoko guided Milan to a 3-0 win over Cagliari, and Lucas Piazon made his Chievo debut as a second-half substitute in a 3-0 defeat to Roma on Friday.

Spain

Alvaro Morata had 71 minutes to forget up front for Atlético Madrid in the derby against Real, seeing a fine finish ruled out for offside, and ending up on the losing side for the second week running at a club that had gone nineteen matches unbeaten before his arrival.

It was a better week for Kenneth Omeruo, who played every minute of wins for Leganés against Rayo and Betis to move up to eleventh place.

Josi Quintero came on in stoppage time at the end of Lleida’s goalless draw with Cornella.

France

Baba Rahman was an unused substitute for Reims in their 1-1 draw at Toulouse.

Victorien Angban played 13 minutes from the bench as Metz drew 0-0 at Lens.

Belgium

Kylian Hazard came on after about an hour of Cercle Brugge’s 2-2 draw at home to Club Brugge in their local derby.

Turkey

Victor Moses came on at half time in Fenerbahce’s 1-0 defeat to Kayserispor on Friday.

Northern Ireland

Jared Thompson and Warrenpoint lost 5-0 at home to Glentoran on a forgettable Saturday afternoon.

Brazil

Nathan played the second half of Atlético-MG’s 1-0 win at fourth-tier Caldense in the Mineiro State Championship.

Statistics

Started: July 14th
Updated: February 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 27 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2334 27 20
Ola Aina Torino 21 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1767 22 1
Victorien Angban Metz 15 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1558 19 1
Tiemoue Bakayoko Milan 18 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 2007 26 0
Lewis Baker Leeds United 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 491 14 0
Lewis Baker Reading 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 327 6 0
Michy Batshuayi Valencia 15 1 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 952 22 2
Michy Batshuayi Crystal Palace 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 3 0
Isaiah Brown Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trevoh Chalobah Ipswich Town 32 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2549 33 2
Jake Clarke-Salter Vitesse 19 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2130 27 1
Charlie Colkett Shrewsbury Town 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 306 6 0
Fankaty Dabo Sparta Rotterdam 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 663 10 0
Jay Dasilva Bristol City 15 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1267 19 0
Josh Grant Yeovil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 270 3 0
Kylian Hazard Cercle Brugge 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 798 14 2
Michael Hector Sheffield Wednesday 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2072 24 1
Reece James Wigan Athletic 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2835 32 1
Tomas Kalas Bristol City 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2236 25 0
Todd Kane Hull City 28 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2389 29 1
Kenedy Newcastle United 19 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1409 21 1
Jacob Maddox Cheltenham Town 27 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 2574 32 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 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 450 5 0
Victor Moses Fenerbahce 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 261 5 1
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 3 0 369 10 0
Kenneth Omeruo Leganés 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1661 19 0
Kasey Palmer Blackburn Rovers 15 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 984 17 3
Kasey Palmer Bristol City 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 217 6 1
Danilo Pantic Partizan Belgrade 16 4 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 2121 25 5
Mario Pašalić Atalanta 19 1 2 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 1299 25 3
Lucas Piazón Chievo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 1 0
Christian Pulisic Dortmund 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 249 4 1
Josimar Quintero Lleida 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 390 12 0
Baba Rahman Schalke 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 327 4 0
Baba Rahman Reims 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 1 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 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2137 26 0
Fikayo Tomori Derby County 28 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 3271 36 2
Iké Ugbo Scunthorpe United 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 936 16 1
Jack Wakely Basingstoke Town 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 280 4 0
Kurt Zouma Everton 23 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2028 25 1
Total 54062 735 64



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 23 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2340 26 10
Jamal Blackman Leeds United 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 180 2 0
Brad Collins Burton Albion 20 6 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2215 24 7
Eduardo Vitesse 22 3 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 2610 29 4
Jared Thompson Warrenpoint 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 450 5 2
Karlo Ziger Sutton United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 90 1 0
Total 7885 87 23

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