The Loan Report: March 11-17

There are three more goals to bring you in the latest issue of the Loan Report; one from a player very much in people’s attentions, one who might be, and a third who is not so much.

Headliners

The latter came from Danilo Pantic, a Serbian forward who hasn’t quite made the progress Chelsea would have hoped him to in the four years since adding him to the Loan Army. A return to Partizan Belgrade last season kick-started his career after two very stagnant years in the Netherlands, and he was named in the Serbian League’s Team of the Season, a welcome return to prominence.

He hasn’t quite hit those heights this term, with injuries causing him to miss some time, but he was back in form in midweek with this superb free kick in a 4-0 win over Napredak to take Partizan into the Serbian Cup Semi Finals.

 

As if to tempt fate, however, he lasted just 40 minutes of Saturday’s league defeat to Spartak Subotica before succumbing to another knock.

Michy Batshuayi was also in cup goalscoring form, equalising for Crystal Palace against Watford, but a trip to Wembley will not be in the offing as the Eagles were edged out by the Hornets at Vicarage Road.

In Serie A, Tiémoué Bakayoko found an opportune moment to score his first Milan goal, as it came in the Derby Della Madonnina against Inter on Sunday. His terrific header gave his team a fighting chance, reducing a two-goal deficit, but they couldn’t complete the comeback and lost 3-2.

https://twitter.com/PremierSportsTV/status/1107383921514295297

England

Premier League

Kenedy was an unused substitute as Newcastle drew at Bournemouth while Kurt Zouma couldn’t play for Everton against Chelsea due to Premier League rules preventing players from featuring against their parent clubs.

Championship

It was an interesting week for Reece James. He captured the attention for a midfield highlight against Blackburn that perfectly encapsulated his all-action midfield style, but also conceded a penalty in a 3-0 defeat.

On Saturday, that was all forgotten as he and Wigan smashed Bolton 5-2, and he provided an assist with a well-taken early free kick, before also introducing much bigger and more seasoned players to his particular brand of football.

Trevoh Chalobah returned from injury to claim the Man of the Match award for Ipswich against Tomas Kalas, substitute Kasey Palmer and Bristol City in midweek, and he was in just as good nick on Saturday as Town drew with Nottingham Forest, earning the award again. They’ll almost certainly be relegated, but it won’t be because of Trev’s performances.

https://twitter.com/IpswichTown/status/1105592946454396929

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Jay Dasilva was rested for Bristol City’s midweek outing, and the Robins then had the weekend off as they were due to play Millwall, who had an FA Cup tie to play instead.

Michael Hector and Sheffield Wednesday beat Bolton and Blackburn to thrust themselves into the playoff conversation, and the Jamaican international continues to be a key player at centre-back.

Lewis Baker and Matt Miazga played ninety minutes for a Reading team outclassed by a much better Leeds United side, but battled back well to draw away to Stoke on Saturday, with each player getting another full outing apiece. Izzy Brown was an unused sub for Leeds in the first of those, before missing out on their defeat to Sheffield United four days later through illness.

Tammy Abraham’s slightly dry spell saw him shut out by Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough, leaving him with one goal in his last seven starts, but as Aston Villa won both of those matches and moved into the playoff places, he won’t be too worried. They took the place of Derby County, who drew 0-0 against Stoke in midweek with Fikayo Tomori at the heart of their defence, but they too had the weekend off, and will hope to welcome Mason Mount back from injury after the international break.

Todd Kane started and finished for Hull in a midweek defeat at Norwich City and was rested for Saturday’s draw with QPR.

League One

Brad Collins and Burton bounced back from a midweek defeat away to Charlton by beating Blackpool 3-0 on Saturday, the Chelsea goalkeeper recording his tenth clean sheet of the season in his 30th appearance. He preserved that shutout with a good late save.

Dujon Sterling played every second of a pair of 2-1 wins for Coventry City, against Fleetwood and Peterborough, that moved them to within a point of the playoffs.

League Two

Yeovil’s slide towards relegation continued with defeats to Port Vale and Macclesfield, two teams in and around them at the foot of the table, and there was nothing Nathan Baxter or Josh Grant could do despite each player featuring throughout both contests.

Jacob Maddox has fallen a little out of favour at Cheltenham in the last couple of weeks, perhaps with a nod to the sheer volume of football he’s played in his first professional season, and he saw just three minutes on the pitch in the midweek defeat to Newport County.

Non-League

Jack Wakely and Basingstoke lost 4-1 to Dorchester Town.

Italy

Ola Aina was sent off in stoppage time at the end of Torino’s 3-2 defeat to Bologna; the defender was booked for a foul he disagreed with, and was subsequently shown a second yellow card for his reaction to the decision.

Mario Pašalić played a quarter of an hour for Atalanta against a Chievo team that left Lucas Piazon on the bench in their 1-1 draw.

Spain

In a forgettable week for Alvaro Morata, he was left scoreless as Atlético Madrid lost 3-0 to Juventus and were eliminated from the Champions League, and then a 2-0 reverse away to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday might well have ended any faint dreams of challenging Barcelona for the league title.

Kenneth Omeruo and Leganés were beaten 2-0 at home by Girona, and Josi Quintero was an unused substitute as Lleida drew with Hercules in the third tier.

Netherlands

Eduardo was in goal as Vitesse lost 3-2 to Heracles, with Jake Clarke-Salter and Charly Musonda still out with injury.

Fankaty Dabo claimed an assist as Sparta Rotterdam won 3-1 at Almere City to stay second in the Eerste Divisie.

Germany

Christian Pulisic played ninety minutes as Dortmund beat Hertha Berlin 3-2 to stay joint-top of the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

France

Baba Rahman and Reims beat Nantes 1-0 to go sixth in Ligue 1, while Victorien Angban played ten minutes at the end of Metz’s 3-0 win at Niort in the second tier.

Belgium

Kylian Hazard is still out with injury over at Cercle Brugge.

Turkey

Victor Moses was credited with a rather dubious assist as Fenerbahce beat Sivasspor 2-1 on Friday night.

Northern Ireland

Jared Thompson’s performance in Warrenpoint’s 1-0 win away to Ards earned him Team of the Week honours just days after he earned his first call-up to the Northern Ireland Under-21 squad.

https://twitter.com/thepointfc/status/1107258465087639552

Brazil

Nathan was an unused substitute as Atlético-MG lost 1-0 to Nacional in midweek Copa Libertadores action.

Statistics

Started: July 14th
Updated: April 14th

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 36 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3090 36 24
Ola Aina Torino 25 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2028 26 1
Victorien Angban Metz 20 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1768 24 1
Tiemoue Bakayoko Milan 25 1 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 2593 33 1
Lewis Baker Leeds United 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 491 14 0
Lewis Baker Reading 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1137 15 1
Michy Batshuayi Valencia 15 1 2 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 952 22 2
Michy Batshuayi Crystal Palace 9 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 761 10 3
Isaiah Brown Leeds United 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0
Trevoh Chalobah Ipswich Town 39 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3008 40 2
Jake Clarke-Salter Vitesse 25 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2625 33 1
Charlie Colkett Shrewsbury Town 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 306 6 0
Fankaty Dabo Sparta Rotterdam 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1221 17 0
Jay Dasilva Bristol City 24 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2023 28 0
Josh Grant Yeovil 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 720 8 0
Kylian Hazard Cercle Brugge 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1095 20 4
Michael Hector Sheffield Wednesday 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2882 33 1
Reece James Wigan Athletic 40 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3645 41 3
Tomas Kalas Bristol City 34 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3136 35 0
Todd Kane Hull City 37 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3183 38 1
Kenedy Newcastle United 22 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1463 24 1
Jacob Maddox Cheltenham Town 35 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 2889 40 4
Mason Mount Derby County 29 8 2 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 3025 34 10
Matt Miazga Nantes 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 810 9 0
Matt Miazga Reading 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1260 14 0
Alvaro Morata Atlético Madrid 10 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 833 12 5
Victor Moses Fenerbahce 10 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 813 11 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 3 0 5 1 576 16 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 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 387 12 2
Danilo Pantic Partizan Belgrade 23 4 2 1 0 0 7 1 0 0 2630 33 6
Mario Pašalić Atalanta 26 2 3 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 1716 32 5
Lucas Piazón Chievo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 3 0
Christian Pulisic Dortmund 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 350 6 2
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 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 630 7 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 34 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2947 35 0
Fikayo Tomori Derby County 38 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 4051 46 2
Iké Ugbo Scunthorpe United 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 936 16 1
Jack Wakely Basingstoke Town 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1085 13 0
Kurt Zouma Everton 28 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2478 30 2
Total 71949 975 94



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 32 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3150 35 11
Jamal Blackman Leeds United 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 180 2 0
Brad Collins Burton Albion 30 10 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3025 34 11
Eduardo Vitesse 29 4 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 3060 34 5
Jared Thompson Warrenpoint 7 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 900 10 4
Ethan Wady Tooting & Mitcham United 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 450 5 3
Karlo Ziger Sutton United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 90 1 0
Total 10885 121 34