The Loan Report: September 12-18

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September 19, 2011

A handful of Chelsea youngsters made debuts for their new clubs this past week but we’re still awaiting notable impacts from many as we take another look at how the loan boys are getting on. Whilst Gael Kakuta sat on Bolton’s substitutes bench for the second week in a row, Patrick van Aanholt made his Wigan bow and slotted straight into a typical attacking left-back role, making an impact at…

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Under-18s: Watford 2-2 Chelsea

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September 17, 2011

Chelsea’s Under-18s battled back from two red cards in the opening fifteen minutes of their match away to Watford on Saturday morning to claim a share of the spoils, with two schoolboys on the scoresheet. Ruben Loftus-Cheek had given Adie Viveash’s boys the lead after a chaotic start to affairs which saw Lewis Baker sent off for violent conduct with a Watford player also receiving his marching orders. Minutes later…

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Mašek And Feruz Score As Chelsea Beat…Chelsea

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September 16, 2011

With a month between competitive reserve fixtures and an Under-17 friendly cancelled at the last minute, Chelsea’s academy staff arranged some much-needed playing time for their players this week in the form of a mixed youth and reserve team friendly match at Cobham. Dermot Drummy’s reserve team haven’t played since the last week of August when Blackburn Rovers held them to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, and whilst Adie…

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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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