The Loan Report: November 13-19

November 19, 2017

The Loan Report returns from the final international hiatus of 2017 with much to talk about, not least concerning the antics of several loanees for their countries over the last fortnight. Headliners Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have caught the eye with Premier League opportunities at Swansea City and Crystal Palace respectively this season so far and, with England manager Gareth Southgate deprived of several significant regulars for the friendlies…


Development Squad: Tottenham Hotspur 2-3 Chelsea

November 18, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad recorded their first win since August in defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at their training ground in Enfield on Saturday. Joe Edwards’ side had shown a marked improvement on the pitch in recent weeks, without the results to show for it, but a Martell Taylor-Crossdale brace and a late penalty from Callum Hudson-Odoi ensured they would pick up a much-needed – and deserved – three points. Dan Davies’…


Under-18s: Chelsea 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

November 17, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s extended their unbeaten run at home to 959 days on Friday night as they edged a narrow 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Cobham in the Under-18 Premier League. Squaring off against the Seagulls for the second time in a fortnight, the Blues were guilty of wasting a number of good chances on a cold November night where they should have won more comfortably, and it…


The Loan Report: October 30 – November 5

November 5, 2017

This week’s Loan Report isn’t headlined by goalscorers, but by international call-ups. Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both received their first calls to the senior England squad this week, and both richly deserve the accolade. Headliners Anyone who has watched Chelsea’s development squads in recent years will have been easily able to identify their potential, and the pair have excelled for the Three Lions at junior age levels, and will…


Under-18s: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-3 Chelsea

November 4, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-0 win away to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Under-18 Premier League Cup. Daishawn Redan and Marc Guehi each found the back of the net at the end of a somewhat turgid first half, whilst Charlie Brown added to the tally shortly before the hour mark, as the Blues bounced back from a woeful 4-0 defeat at Southampton in…


The Loan Report: October 23-29

October 29, 2017

A trio of goalscoring midfielders added to their resumés this week as Mario Pašalić, Marco van Ginkel and Mason Mount all found the back of the net for their loan clubs, whilst Michael Hector added his name to the Hull City scoresheet for the first time. Headliners Pašalić was the first to weigh in, with his third goal of the campaign for Spartak Moscow, as he displayed a typical poacher’s…


Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal

October 28, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad are still searching for their first win since August, after a 2-2 stalemate against Arsenal on Saturday saw them record three draws in the space of six days, but they will have gone away from Aldershot’s EBB Stadium with plenty of reason to be positive about their fortunes moving forwards. Joe Edwards’ Blues twice led through Martell Taylor-Crossdale and Dujon Sterling, only to be pegged back on…


The Loan Report: October 16-22

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…


Development Squad: Chelsea 0-0 West Ham United

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…


Under-18s: Southampton 4-0 Chelsea

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…