The Loan Report: January 6-12

After a quiet couple of weeks, the Loan Report brings you goals again, as a familiar face got back on the score sheet in his first match of 2020, and another member of the Loan Army netted to kick-start a disappointing season to date.

Headliners

Lucas Piazon hasn’t quite had things go his way since agreeing a two-year stay with Rio Ave in Portugal; despite scoring in the cup against Sporting CP in the autumn, it took until last weekend for him to make his first league start. Well, making up for lost time, he scored in his second one this week, enough to see Rio Ave win 1-0 at Santa Clara.

Iké Ugbo, meanwhile, grabbed his eleventh of the season and first since November as Roda staged a dramatic smash-and-grab against MVV on Sunday. Finding themselves 2-0 down in stoppage time, he scored an unlikely equaliserto get his new year off to a flying start.

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England

Premier League

Apparently a fan of claret and blue, Danny Drinkwater swapped Burnley’s colours for Aston Villa’s this week, but found a change of fortunes much harder to come by. His sole Premier League outing for the Lancastrians came in a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City, and his Villa debut saw his new club beaten 6-1. Onwards and upwards…

Championship

The Championship is home to the newest member of the Loan Army, as Marc Guehi sealed an eighteen-month loan move to Swansea City on Friday. Initially announced as just a six-month stay due to EFL loan ratification rules, the intention is for him to stay at the Liberty Stadium until the end of the 2020-21 season, potentially paving the way for other young Chelsea players to join him there next season.

He was an unused substitute in the South Wales derby on Sunday against Cardiff.

Conor Gallagher is a man in demand as the vultures circle around struggling Charlton Athletic, but he got another ninety minutes in a hard-fought 2-2 draw with league leaders West Brom on Saturday. Manager Lee Bowyer admitted that he could do with a rest but, such are their injury problems right now, it simply isn’t possible and the young midfielder continues to put in a monumental shift that common advanced metrics don’t quite convey.

Trevoh Chalobah’s midfield inconsistencies at Huddersfield continued as the Terriers lost 2-1 to rivals Barnsley, while Jake Clarke-Salter was back in at centre-back for Birmingham in a 2-1 win over a Luton team hoping to welcome Izzy Brown back from injury in the near future.

Matt Miazga was an unused substitute for Reading, the odd centre-back out in the team’s switch to a back four, while Dujon Sterling will be out injured for a few weeks.

League One

Richard Nartey was an unused substitute as Burton beat Fleetwood, owing to a knock he picked up last week. He should be back in the fold next week.

League Two

Unable to come to an agreement over a permanent switch to Home Park, Plymouth agreed an extension to Josh Grant’s stay at the club until the end of the season, but his absence from the club for the last week during negotiations meant he was unavailable for the Pilgrims’ 3-0 win at Carlisle on Saturday.

Italy

Mario Pašalić played 70 minutes for Atalanta in a 1-1 draw at Serie A title challengers Inter.

Davide Zappacosta’s return from a torn cruciate ligament is progressing well, as this video he shared this week demonstrated.

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Spain

Kenedy and Baba Rahman both missed out on Copa Del Rey action this week due to injuries.

Germany

The Bundesliga remains on winter break, so Ethan Ampadu and Lewis Baker are still out of action.

France

Tiémoué Bakayoko played ninety minutes as Monaco shared a wild 3-3 draw with PSG.

Netherlands

The Eredivisie remains on winter break for another week, leaving Jamal Blackman preparing to try to work his way into the Vitesse squad during their warm-weather camp (while Charly Musonda rehabs back at Cobham), but Ugbo marked the return of Eerste Divisie football with his goal as reported earlier. Jong Ajax face Jong PSV on Monday with Juan Castillo set to be involved after featuring for the club’s first team in a friendly this past week.

https://twitter.com/AjaxYA/status/1215292051132162049

Scotland

Nathan Baxter spent some time back at Chelsea during the Scottish winter break, which is now over, and he’s back up with Ross County for their midweek date with Hearts.

Turkey

Victor Moses and Fenerbache return from their winter holidays with a home game against fellow title challengers Istanbul BB next weekend.

Hungary

The Hungarian league resumes next weekend, but Danilo Pantic’s future at MOL Vidi is in doubt, after he was asked to train with the club’s second team. Having struggled to hold down a regular place in the team, a change of scenery could be on the cards, potentially even a third loan move to Partizan, where he might well have been best served by staying in the first place.

Brazil

Atlético-MG are hopeful of agreeing a long-term loan extension with Nathan, who is close to returning from injury for the Brazilian State Championship fixtures, which get underway this week.

Statistics

Started: August 1st
Updated: January 19th

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 (2) 0 0 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 177 1 (4) 0
Tiemoue Bakayoko Monaco 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1422 15 1
Lewis Baker Fortuna Dusseldorf 6 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 562 7 (1) 0
Isaiah Brown Luton Town 10 (4) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 999 12 (4) 1
Juan Castillo Ajax 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1170 13 0
Trevoh Chalobah Huddersfield Town 20 (3) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1936 22 (3) 1
Jake Clarke-Salter Birmingham City 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 899 11 1
Danny Drinkwater Burnley 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 149 2 0
Danny Drinkwater Aston Villa 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 147 2 0
Conor Gallagher Charlton Athletic 25 (1) 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2220 25 (1) 6
Conor Gallagher Swansea City 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 1 0
Josh Grant Plymouth 12 (4) 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 (1) 0 1676 18 (5) 0
Marc Guehi Swansea City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenedy Getafe 2 (8) 1 0 0 0 0 4 (2) 1 0 0 719 6 (10) 2
Jacob Maddox Tranmere Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 165 2 0
Luke McCormick Shrewsbury Town 4 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 (2) 0 382 5 (3) 0
Matt Miazga Reading 15 (1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1339 16 (1) 1
Victor Moses Fenerbahce 6 1 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 514 6 (1) 1
Charly Musonda Vitesse Arnhem 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 0 (3) 0
Richard Nartey Burton Albion 18 (4) 0 1 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 1786 20 (6) 0
Nathan Atlético-MG 9 (6) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 850 9 (6) 3
Danilo Pantic MOL Fehervar 3 (4) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 412 6 (4) 0
Mario Pašalić Atalanta 16 (1) 4 1 0 0 0 4 (2) 2 0 0 1850 20 (2) 6
Lucas Piazon Rio Ave 3 (2) 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 545 5 (2) 3
Dujon Sterling Wigan Athletic 7 (1) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 750 8 (1) 0
Iké Ugbo Roda JC 18 (2) 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1631 19 (2) 11
Davide Zappacosta Roma 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 (1) 0
Total 22467 251 (63) 37



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 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 630 7 1
Jamal Blackman Vitesse Arnhem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 630 7 1