The Loan Report: April 1-7

It’s Reece James’ world, we’re all just living in it. He wasn’t the only Chelsea loanee to score this week, but he did steal all the weekend headlines, so it’s only right to start with him.

Headliners

Having won almost all of Wigan’s player of the month awards, earned a Championship Team of the Season spot, and been almost unplayable at right-back and in midfield, it’s been quite a season for the 19 year-old. Perhaps the only knock you could possibly have had on him is that he had just one goal to his name before Saturday but, away to a Bristol City team with three Chelsea loanees of their own, he changed that with a goal of the season contender:

His Essien-like dismissal of his midfield foe showcased his size and strength before he went on to channel Frank Lampard with a stupendous long-range strike that left goalkeeper Frank Fielding with no chance. It was a goal that deserved to win any match, but the points were ultimately shared, not least because Kasey Palmer weighed in with a goal of his own.

Palmer had come off the bench to positive effect, while Jay Dasilva played an hour from the start and Tomas Kalas completed his customary ninety minutes. The 2-2 draw followed a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough in midweek in which Kalas and Dasilva played every minute, and it kept Bristol City in command of a playoff place in what is heating up to be quite a battle over the last month of the season.

One place and one point above them in the table, Aston Villa came away from Hillsborough with a 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday, a win confirmed late on by Tammy Abraham’s 23rd goal of the season. In reaching that number, he reached a tally no other Villa player has reached in more than thirty years.

Michael Hector was on the losing side for the Owls but did claim an pre-assist of his own for their only goal.

Over at Hull, Todd Kane and company are still in with a shout themselves, and despite Lewis Baker scoring his first goal for Reading, the Tigers rebounded to win 3-1 at the KCom Stadium. Baker’s strike stole the show however.

Matt Miazga played at the heart of the Royals’ defence as usual.

England

Premier League

Kurt Zouma and Everton beat Arsenal 1-0 on Sunday, while Michy Batshuayi got 82 minutes in Crystal Palace’s defeat against Tottenham in the first match at Spurs’ new stadium, opening almost a full season late. The Belgian then got just over an hour as the Eagles beat a Newcastle team that once again omitted Kenedy on Saturday.

Championship

While Villa and Bristol City hold on to those playoff places, Derby County are leading the chase behind them, and although they have a game in hand they will have felt disappointed to only take a draw away from Brentford this weekend after leading on three separate occasions.

Fikayo Tomori produced an eye-catching assist for Harry Wilson while Mason Mount got his first ninety minutes back after returning to fitness.

Ipswich staved off the threat of having their relegation confirmed for another week by winning 2-1 away to much-troubled Bolton, with Trevoh Chalobah coming off the bench for the last fifteen minutes, but there was no Izzy Brown for Leeds again, and it would be a surprise if Marcelo Bielsa seriously looked his way again this season in such a close promotion battle with Sheffield United.

League One

A big performance in goal from Brad Collins helped Burton Albion end Barnsley’s long unbeaten run with a 3-1 win at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday.

Dujon Sterling and Coventry drew 0-0 with Bristol Rovers on Sunday; the young full-back spoke to the official Chelsea website this week about his journey this season.

League Two

A last-minute equaliser kept Nathan Baxter’s Yeovil out of the relegation zone, but Josh Grant missed out with an achilles injury that saw him head back to Chelsea for treatment.

Jacob Maddox played half an hour as Cheltenham drew 1-1 with Exeter City.

Non-League

Jack Wakely played 75 minutes as Basingstoke beat Southampton’s Under-23s on penalties to reach the Final of the Hampshire Senior Cup in midweek, and he was back in with ninety more on Saturday for the 3-1 league win against Havant and Waterlooville.

Ethan Wady also helped his temporary team-mates into a cup final as a clean sheet for Tooting and Mitcham United against Banstead Athletic helped them into the Surrey Senior Cup Final for the first time in 12 years. They celebrated that with a 2-0 win over Molesey in the league at the weekend, giving the American goalkeeper three clean sheets in his first four appearances.

Spain

Alvaro Morata played 85 minutes of Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 midweek win against Girona, but only half an hour in defeat at Barcelona on Saturday, in a match that saw Diego Costa sent off for abusing the referee.

Kenneth Omeruo missed both of Leganés’ matches this week through injury, while Josi Quintero featured for the second half of Lleida’s 1-0 defeat at home to Ejea.

Italy

Tiémoué Bakayoko was on the pitch for all of Milan’s midweek draw against Udinese and weekend defeat to Juventus, while Mario Pašalić played the second half of Atalanta’s 4-1 drubbing of Bologna and then 74 minutes of Sunday’s goalless draw at Inter in their pursuit of a Champions League spot currently held by…Milan.

Ola Aina remains absent through injury, but Lucas Piazon did finally see some playing time for Chievo, as he got 20 minutes in the 4-0 defeat at Sassuolo. The Flying Donkeys are away to Bologna on Monday and he will be hoping for more opportunities at the Dall’Ara.

Germany

Without the injured Christian Pulisic, Dortmund were hammered 5-0 at the hands of Bayern Munich on Saturday, leaving them a point behind their rivals with six games to play, but with the scars of such a hiding likely to linger through the run-in. Pulisic is expected to be out for another two to three weeks with a quadriceps injury.

France

Baba Rahman played ninety minutes as Reims drew with Lille, while Victorien Angban and Metz stayed top of Ligue 2 with a goalless draw at Auxerre, in which the Ivorian international was an unused substitute.

Netherlands

With Eduardo being dropped to the bench, and Charly Musonda returning to Chelsea to undergo more work on what will now be a season-ending injury, Jake Clarke-Salter is the last man standing at Vitesse this season. He played his part in a 2-2 draw against AZ in midweek then did well in an ill-tempered and controversial 3-3 result against PSV, knocking them off the top of the Eredivisie in the process.

Fankaty Dabo was back from injury to play all of Sparta Rotterdam’s 1-1 draw at Den Bosch in the Eerste Divisie on Friday night.

Belgium

Kylian Hazard saw an hour of action in Cercle Brugge’s midweek 3-3 draw against Zulte-Waregem and 79 more in a 3-2 win away to Mouscron on Saturday.

Turkey

Victor Moses was substituted just before the hour mark as Fenerbahce drew 1-1 away to Ankaragucu, a result that leaves them still nervously looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone.

Serbia

Danilo Pantic played an hour in midweek as Partizan beat Cukaricki, then all but three minutes of Sunday’s 3-2 defeat away to Vojvodina, a result that left his team 30 points off league leaders Crvena Zvezda.

Northern Ireland

Without Jared Thompson in goal, Warrenpoint were beaten 2-1 by Institute in the Irish Premier Division.

Brazil

Nathan came off the bench for the last twenty minutes of Atlético-MG’s 3-2 comeback win against Zamora in the Copa Libertadores. He was an unused sub in state championship action against Boa on Sunday.

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