The Loan Report: December 30 – January 5

The Loan Army is still affected by the European winter break, but players are returning, both to action and to Chelsea as the January transfer window opens.

Headliners

Our headliners this week concern those players who are now back at Cobham after seeing their loans come to a premature end, and also those who are set to.

Jacob Maddox and Luke McCormick both came home after struggling with League One teams through the first half of the season, while Danny Drinkwater has been sent back by Burnley after a tumultuous time at Turf Moor. They should all find new homes at some point this month.

Lewis Baker is set to return early from his stay at Fortuna Dusseldorf after losing what was initially a regular place in the team, while Josh Grant is weighing up the offer of a permanent deal from Plymouth, with the defender’s Chelsea deal up this summer.

https://twitter.com/ChelseaLoanArmy/status/1213375458705756160

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England

Championship

Conor Gallagher is somehow now one of the most experienced players in an increasingly youthful Charlton Athletic team; he got ninety minutes in a league defeat to Swansea before resting up in their FA Cup exit to West Brom, where his place in the team went to 16 year-old debutant Aaron Henry.

Birmingham hosted Wigan on New Year’s Day without Jake Clarke-Salter or Dujon Sterling being involved, but both were back for the cup at the weekend. Clarke-Salter got 69 minutes on his return from a dislocated shoulder, while Sterling played the first half of Wigan’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester City before leaving with a knock.

Matt Miazga isn’t quite back in the Reading reckoning after injury, getting 22 minutes from the bench in a win at Fulham to open 2020, but Captain America was in full effect on Saturday as he led the Royals in a 2-2 draw with Blackpool.

https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/status/1213462197122326529

Trevoh Chalobah and Huddersfield were beaten 5-2 by Stoke in midweek and were then on the end of a 2-0 loss at Southampton to leave the FA Cup at the first hurdle.

Izzy Brown is still out injured.

League One

Now alone in this division, Richard Nartey was part of a wild 4-3 win for Burton at Bolton to start the year, but lasted only 37 minutes of their 4-2 cup defeat to Northampton on Sunday before leaving through injury.

Italy

Serie A returned this weekend with a heavy Monday schedule for the Epiphany holiday, which is when you’ll find Mario Pašalić and Atalanta playing, as they host Parma. Davide Zappacosta, meanwhile, continues to convalesce from a ruptured cruciate ligament.

Spain

Neither Kenedy nor Baba Rahman saw any playing time as La Liga returned from winter hiatus.

France

Tiémoué Bakayoko played 70 minutes in Monaco’s 2-1 cup win at home to Reims.

Portugal

Lucas Piazon made his long-awaited(?) full league debut for Rio Ave, getting 90 minutes in a 1-0 home defeat to Maritimo.

Brazil

Nathan, still injured, is considering his options after his loan to Atlético-MG expired with the end of the Brazilian Serie A season.

Winter Break

Everyone else is still on an extended winter break and will return in the days and weeks to come.

Statistics

Started: August 1st
Updated: March 8th

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
Ethan Ampadu RB Leipzig 0 (3) 0 1 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 297 2 (4) 0
Tiemoue Bakayoko Monaco 20 1 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1910 21 (1) 1
Lewis Baker Fortuna Dusseldorf 6 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 562 7 (1) 0
Charlie Brown Union SG 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 2 (1) 0
Isaiah Brown Luton Town 14 (7) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1367 16 (7) 1
Juan Castillo Ajax 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 1800 20 0
Trevoh Chalobah Huddersfield Town 24 (4) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2346 24 (4) 1
Jake Clarke-Salter Birmingham City 13 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1426 18 1
Danny Drinkwater Burnley 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 149 2 0
Danny Drinkwater Aston Villa 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 207 3 0
Conor Gallagher Charlton Athletic 25 (1) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2220 25 (1) 6
Conor Gallagher Swansea City 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 900 10 0
Josh Grant Plymouth 17 (5) 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 (1) 0 2075 23 (6) 0
Marc Guehi Swansea City 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 450 5 0
Kenedy Getafe 3 (13) 1 0 0 0 0 4 (4) 2 0 0 896 7 (17) 3
Jacob Maddox Tranmere Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 165 2 0
Jacob Maddox Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luke McCormick Shrewsbury Town 4 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 382 5 (3) 0
George McEachran Cambuur 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 0 (2) 0
Matt Miazga Reading 17 (1) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1587 19 (1) 2
Victor Moses Fenerbahce 6 1 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 514 6 (1) 1
Victor Moses Inter 1 (2) 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 258 4 (3) 0
Charly Musonda Vitesse Arnhem 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 0 (3) 0
Richard Nartey Burton Albion 21 (6) 0 1 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 2049 23 (8) 0
Nathan Atlético-MG 9 (6) 3 0 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1174 13 (8) 3
Danilo Pantic MOL Fehervar 3 (4) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 412 6 (4) 0
Mario Pašalić Atalanta 19 (3) 5 1 0 0 0 5 (2) 2 0 0 2202 24 (4) 7
Lucas Piazon Rio Ave 9 (2) 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1011 12 (2) 4
Baba Rahman Mallorca 1 (1) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 379 4 (1) 0
Dujon Sterling Wigan Athletic 7 (1) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 750 8 (1) 0
Iké Ugbo Roda JC 25 (2) 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2351 26 (2) 13
Davide Zappacosta Roma 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 (1) 0
Total 30119 337 (90) 43



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 Ross County 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1260 14 3
Jamal Blackman Vitesse Arnhem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jamal Blackman Bristol Rovers 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 810 9 2
Total 2070 23 5