A Look At The Academy

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September 7, 2011

The Chelsea Football Club Academy. Lauded as often as it is criticised and subject to great investment for over half a decade, it attracts much attention and sparks much debate amongst Blues fans, neutrals and pundits alike. At the end of a transfer window which has seen many of the club’s young generation fly the nest to take the next step in their careers, the question of when Chelsea will…

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Mašek Closer To Chelsea Move

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September 7, 2011

After months of summer speculation it appears that 16 year-old Czech striker Dominik Mašek is finally set to complete a move to London and join Chelsea’s academy. Back in March we brought you news of the Blues’ interest in the talented left-footed forward, but after featuring at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Mexico, his predicted arrival at Cobham failed to materialise. Instead, he was given the number 10 shirt…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 6-2 Birmingham City

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September 3, 2011

Chelsea’s first win of the 2011-12 academy league season came in style as a second half hat-trick from schoolboy substitute Alex Kiwomya helped the Blues to a 6-2 victory over Birmingham City Anjur Osmanovic had given the hosts an early lead but sloppy defending allowed the visitors to turn the game around. Adie Viveash’s boys scored five unanswered goals in response to record an emphatic win. Viveash was able to…

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Deadline Day Round-Up: Three Youngsters Depart On Loan

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September 1, 2011

On what was one of the busier August transfer deadline days in recent years, Chelsea played their part, with one in and one out at first team level, but also with three young players departing on loan to continue their footballing development. However, the headlines may be made by those who didn’t find new homes and instead remain at Stamford Bridge. Beginning with those that did, and the widely expected…

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Van Aanholt Set For Wigan Loan

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August 31, 2011

Breaking news on this transfer deadline day evening is that Patrick van Aanholt will spend the 2011-12 season on loan at Premier League club Wigan Athletic. The player himself revealed the news on Twitter and is set to join up with Roberto Martinez’s team this week. Van Aanholt, who turned 21 on Monday, has had three spells in The Championship but his only taste of top-flight football to date has…

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Reserves: Chelsea 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

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August 30, 2011

Chelsea’s 100% start to the Barclays Premier Reserve League season came to an end at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Blackburn Rovers in a repeat of last year’s national final. Jacob Mellis’ first-half opener had the Blues deservedly ahead at half time but a much improved Rovers responded in the second half and took a share of the spoils through Jackson…

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The Loan Report: August 22-28

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August 28, 2011

Chelsea’s loan contingent grew by one this past week, whilst another got his season underway in impressive form as we check up on all the latest news on Blues youngsters away from Stamford Bridge. Tomas Kalas may only be 18 but he’s already had quite the busy career. Having only arrived in London back in January after spending the first half of last season with former club Sigma Olomouc, he’s…

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South America And The Future

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August 28, 2011

The dust had barely settled on Chelsea’s 3-1 Premier League victory over Norwich City on Saturday when the Blues announced the signing of Ulises Dávila. The 20-year old Mexican joins on a five-year deal from Chivas Guadalajara and is the latest in a recent spate of interesting South and Latin American transfers which offer up some interesting talking points about the club’s transfer and scouting policies. From the moment Roman…

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Mexican Under-20 Star Set For Chelsea Deal

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August 23, 2011

Reports in the Netherlands this morning state that Mexican Under-20 World Cup star Ulises Dávila has agreed a deal with Chelsea and will spend the 2011-12 season on loan at their affiliate club Vitesse Arnhem. De Telegraaf led the way in reporting that the Blues have agreed a €2m deal with Guadalajara for the services of the exciting forward, and that the deal should be concluded this week. Dávila would…

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Injury Strikes Again For Phillip

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August 22, 2011

Chelsea’s Reserve team striker Adam Phillip is unfortunately set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury during training on Monday morning. The 20 year-old revealed on his personal Twitter account that he has damaged his cruciate and medial knee ligaments and faces between six and nine months out of action. It’s the third time since 2008 that the forward has suffered a serious knee…

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