The Loan Report: April 18-23

tam26
April 23, 2017

The finish line is within sight, and so is a Chelsea record. Tammy Abraham’s 26th goal of the season for Bristol City this weekend was the 119th by a Blues loanee this season, meaning we’re within seven goals of surpassing the tally of 125 notched by the 2013-14 Loan Army. Headliners Tammy is finishing his maiden professional campaign as he started it and now has four goals in his last…

Read More >>

Under-18s: Chelsea 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

academymatches1617
April 22, 2017

Chelsea’s hopes of an Under-18 league and cup double remain very much alive after they hauled themselves back from being a goal and a man behind to beat Blackburn 2-1 at Cobham on Saturday morning. The Blues rode their luck on more than one occasion but, despite falling behind to a well-taken Bradley Lynch goal and seeing Tariq Lamptey sent off for deliberate handball, they rescued all three points courtesy…

Read More >>

Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Everton

cfceve
April 21, 2017

A spirited display full of character from Chelsea’s Development Squad denied Everton the chance to be crowned Premier League 2 champions at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium on Friday night as the two teams played out a thoroughly entertaining 2-2 draw. The visitors knew that three points here would be enough to see them finish top of the pile but a pair of Iké Ugbo goals ensured that their celebrations were put…

Read More >>

FA Youth Cup Final First Leg: Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea

cfa
April 18, 2017

If ever a match could be described as a cagey affair, whilst simultaneously being played at breakneck pace and featuring numerous chances, then it was this first leg of the latest instalment of the Manchester City vs Chelsea FA Youth Cup franchise. In the opening gambit of the third year in a row in which the country’s two leading academies go head-to-head in the Under-18 showpiece occasion, it’s very much…

Read More >>

The Loan Report: April 10-17

tamflick
April 17, 2017

We’re approaching the last few games of the season and, despite it being a quiet week overall on the loan front, the stakes are increasingly high for the majority of Chelsea’s army of loanees. Headliners After a glut of goals the last time we were with you, we’re only able to bring you a solitary effort from Tammy Abraham this time around, but it was enough to maintain the streak…

Read More >>

FA Youth Cup: Previewing the 2016-17 Final

faycf
April 17, 2017

For many, a third consecutive FA Youth Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester City will only serve to confirm their fears that the financial largesse that exists at the top of the English game has well and truly made its way down to the academy ranks, with the two biggest-spending clubs in the country now dominant at junior level as well. Others will view it as a positive thing; almost…

Read More >>