Czech Loan For Delač

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September 13, 2011

Chelsea’s young Croatian goalkeeper Matej Delač has joined Czech top flight side Dynamo České Budějovice on loan until the end of the season. The club announced the move on their official website this morning. Delač, who spent the duration of last season kicking his heels on the substitutes bench at Vitesse Arnhem, joins a club which has had a terrible start to the season, collecting just one point from six…

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The Loan Report: September 4-11

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September 11, 2011

With the international break now firmly in the past it’s time to dive back into the club football scene and check up on how Chelsea’s young loanees are getting on at their respective clubs. Transfer deadline day saw two of the club’s more promising talents find Premier League loan moves but neither Gael Kakuta nor Patrick van Aanholt featured in their first opportunities to do so for Bolton Wanderers and…

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Young Blue Secures New Deal

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September 10, 2011

Chelsea’s young midfielder Billy Clifford yesterday signed a new four-year deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2015. The versatile 18 year-old, who can also play at full-back, put pen to paper on a deal which will extend his career at a club he has been at since the age of eight. Clifford was one of four youngsters who went on the first team tour of Asia and has…

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International Action Round-Up

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September 8, 2011

Chelsea’s players returned to Cobham today after a week of international action across senior and junior levels and we’ve got it all covered for you in this round-up. Starting at the very top, John Terry captained England to wins over Bulgaria and Wales which all but secures the Three Lions a place at Euro 2012. He was joined by Ashley Cole in completing both matches as the left-back moved past…

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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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