The Loan Report: October 16-22

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October 22, 2017

Marco van Ginkel reclaimed the lead in the Loan Army’s goalscoring ranks this season with a brace as PSV beat Heracles to lead off our latest round-up. Headliners The 24 year-old midfielder has been a steady source of goals during his three different stays in Eindhoven, and contributed again with a brace in a 3-0 win over Heracles on Sunday, taking his overall tally for the season to six, one…

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Development Squad: Chelsea 0-0 West Ham United

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October 22, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad claimed a useful point in Premier League 2 action on Sunday at Aldershot as they shared an interesting but ultimately goalless draw at home to West Ham United. Chances were at a premium for both sides in blustery Hampshire but, following a handful of disappointing performances in recent weeks, Chelsea will have found far more positives to take away from this experience against a good team that…

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Under-18s: Southampton 4-0 Chelsea

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October 21, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s saw their perfect start to the Premier Academy League season come to a juddering halt on Saturday as they were beaten 4-0 by Southampton at the Staplewood training ground. In wet and blustery conditions brought on by Storm Brian, the Blues never looked up for the fight, and were nowhere near their best, as goals from Harry Hamblin and Harlem Hale before the break were added to by…

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The Loan Report: October 9-15

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October 15, 2017

The Loan Report returns from the October international hiatus with a brace of goals for Tammy Abraham, who continues to trend upwards in his maiden Premier League campaign. Headliners As noted during the last Loan Report, Swansea were generally producing good quality scoring chances, but they weren’t producing many of them. Abraham was responsible for two of their three league goals (with another effort coming in the League Cup) and,…

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Under-18s: Leicester City 2-3 Chelsea

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October 14, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s retained their 100% league record with a seventh win from seven outings at Leicester City on Saturday, but they had to work hard for it, coming back from a goal behind and then again after conceding a late equaliser to eventually triumph 3-2. Goals from Charlie Brown and Martell Taylor-Crossdale were sandwiched in between a pair of Foxes goals scored by giant central defender from set pieces but,…

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Development Squad: Chelsea 1-3 Swansea City

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October 13, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad struggles so far this season continued on Friday night as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Swansea City at Aldershot Town’s EBB Stadium in the Premier League 2. A classy treble from Oli McBurnie did the damage on an evening where, once again, the Blues failed to play to their full potential, and although Kylian Hazard marked his debut with a goal late in the second half,…

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