The Loan Report: February 13-19

February 19, 2017

Two more goals over the past seven days take us to 94 goals for the Chelsea Loan Army season (whilst maintaining the streak of at least one being scored in every full week of the campaign so far), but it hasn’t been plain sailing by any measure, and injuries are starting to mount up. Let’s start with the good news anyway. Headliners Lucas Piazon has made steady and occasionally spectacular…


Development Squad: Chelsea 3-4 Manchester City

February 18, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad suffered a first league defeat since September as they went down 4-3 to Manchester City at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Brahim Diaz’s hat-trick did the damage as, despite mounting a comeback from an early two-goal deficit courtesy of Charly Musonda and Josimar Quintero, they suffered a second-half sucker punch with a dubious penalty awarded by Premier League referee Kevin Friend, and a fourth from Isaac…


Under-18s: Chelsea 13-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

February 18, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s began a busy day of club action in emphatic style after recording a remarkable 13-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Cobham. Four goals from substitute Charlie Brown and hat-tricks from Martell Taylor-Crossdale, Luke McCormick led the way, with Conor Gallagher, Harvey St Clair and Cole Dasilva also getting in on one of the more unbelievable scorelines of this, or any, season. Following the FA Youth Cup…


FA Youth Cup: Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea

February 15, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s reached the Semi Finals of the FA Youth Cup for the eighth year in succession as they battled to a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Leicester City on Wednesday evening. In a performance which was some way short of their free-flowing best, the youngsters were forced to dig in and scrap their way to victory on an extremely wet evening at the King Power Stadium; Iké Ugbo’s second half…