The Loan Report: October 17-24

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October 24, 2011

It was another week where not a great deal happened in the land of the Chelsea loanee, but let’s delve right in anyway. Thibaut Courtois has thus far been the shining light amongst the young footballers currently plying their trade away from Stamford Bridge but even his last seven days failed to match the high points of his season so far as he conceded in back to back matches for…

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Piazon Debuts In Youth Team Friendly

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October 24, 2011

Brazilian forward Lucas Piazon made a first appearance in the blue of Chelsea yesterday afternoon as Adrian Viveash’s Under-18 team took on Arsenal in a friendly at the Emirates Stadium. Choosing to operate with a much younger squad than their hosts, Viveash’s charges put in a strong performance but ultimately lost 1-0 to a first half goal from England youth forward Zak Ansah. With the Premier Academy League on a…

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Reserves: Chelsea 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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October 17, 2011

A strong-looking Chelsea reserve side fell to a second consecutive defeat on Monday afternoon as visitors Wolverhampton Wanderers came away from Cobham with a 3-2 victory. First half goals from Jamie Reckord, Sam Vokes and Ashley Hemmings proved enough to seal the points for Steve Weaver’s side, who took advantage of some poor Chelsea defending, and despite goals from Milan Lalkovic and Romelu Lukaku, they were good value for their…

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The Loan Report: October 10-16

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October 16, 2011

We’re back to domestic action after the international break, and we’ve got a fresh loan report for you on the last seven days for Chelsea’s youngsters plying their trade away from Stamford Bridge. We’ll start in the Netherlands, where two Blues find themselves flying high in the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem. Tomas Kalas started and played 90 minutes (picking up a booking) and Ulises Dávila was an unused substitute for…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 0-3 Arsenal

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October 8, 2011

Chelsea’s Under-18 team suffered another defeat on Saturday morning as despite a strong performance against Arsenal, they succumbed to late strikes to lose 3-0. An experienced back four included Aziz Deen-Conteh and the returning Daniel Pappoe making his first appearance of the season, but there was also room for four schoolboys in Adie Viveash’s starting eleven in Mitchell Beeney, Alex Kiwomya, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Reece Mitchell. Arsenal featured no such…

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Reserves: Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea

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October 3, 2011

Chelsea’s Reserve team tasted defeat for the first time since being crowed national champions last May as they went down by a single goal away to an impressive Aston Villa side. Callum Robinson’s first half opener came after an error of judgement by Rhys Taylor and despite some hard graft in midfield, Chelsea were unable to get back on terms. With international call-ups depriving coach Dermot Drummy of some key…

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The Loan Report: September 26-October 2

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October 2, 2011

After last week’s goalscoring antics on the loan front, things took a more serene turn in the past seven days with fewer incidents of note, but with many of the young Blues building solid reputations, things remain largely positive. Gael Kakuta was ineligible to take part for Bolton in their Sunday mauling by Chelsea because of Premier League loan rules, but Patrick van Aanholt continued at left-back for Wigan Athletic,…

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Kane Earns Deserved England Under-19 Call

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October 1, 2011

Reserve team right-back Todd Kane has finally earned the right to call himself an England youth international after being called up to the Under-19 squad this weekend. The 18 year-old first-year pro missed out on initial selection but has been given the nod by Noel Blake as an injury replacement and will join team-mates Nathaniel Chalobah and Jamal Blackman in the Three Lions’ team for the Limoges Tournament in mid…

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Arsenal & Chelsea Set For Emirates Under-18 Friendly

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September 29, 2011

News reached us here at TheChels late last week of a friendly between Arsenal and Chelsea at Under-18 level to be played at the Emirates Stadium. We can now reveal that the match will take place on Sunday 23rd October, immediately after Arsenal’s first team take on Stoke in Premier League action. For Chelsea fans, that unfortunately clashes with the Blues’ much-anticipated trip to Loftus Road to play QPR, but…

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Mesca Swaps Chelsea For Fulham

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September 27, 2011

The keener youth and reserve team followers amongst you may have noticed that Portuguese midfielder Mesca (Buomesca Tué Na Bangna) has been absent from Chelsea’s junior selections so far this season. Having featured at Crawley Town in pre-season, the 18 year-old has not been seen nor heard of since. It has emerged that the injury-troubled second-year scholar has signed professional terms with Fulham and is now their player. Mesca, who…

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