Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United

September 18, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad came back from a two-goal deficit against Manchester United to claim a point in a 2-2 draw at a rain-soaked Aldershot on Monday evening. They enjoyed much the better of the contest from start to finish, but a combination of poor finishing and defensive uncertainty saw them fall two goals behind, as Tosin Kehinde and James Wilson struck either side of the break to establish a commanding…


The Loan Report: September 11-17

September 17, 2017

Chelsea’s Loan Army continues to tick along rather nicely now that we’re really getting into the swing of the season, and added a pair of goals this weekend from two midfielders who know where the back of the net is. Headliners The first of those came courtesy of Lewis Baker, who scored for the second time in Middlesbrough colours and the first in the league, in a 3-2 win versus…


Previewing Chelsea’s Return To The UEFA Youth League

September 11, 2017

The UEFA Youth League is back. Following the scandalous decision last season not to allow Chelsea to defend the trophy they won in both 2015 and 2016, the Blues return to Europe’s premier Under-19 competition seeking to regain a trophy they didn’t actually lose. Despite racking up back-to-back successes, UEFA failed to grant them a place in the 2016-17 tournament as the club’s first team did not qualify for the…


The Loan Report: September 4-10

September 10, 2017

We’re back from the international break with a Loan Report that now features 34 players after the summer transfer window closed last week. With plenty to cover, let’s get stuck in. Headliners Danilo Pantic made the decision to return to Partizan Belgrade this season for a loan spell, two years after departing for Chelsea, and so far it’s working out superbly for him. He’s already closing on playing as many…


Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Sunderland

September 9, 2017

It’s been a mixed 2017-18 so far for Chelsea’s Development Squad, with performances being generally quite good, yet without the consistency of the results to back it up. That was the case once again on Saturday, as they shared a 2-2 draw with Sunderland at Cobham, in a fixture that was as unpredictable as the weather that accompanied it. The visitors edged ahead after 25 minutes through Ethan Robson only…


Under-18s: Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

September 9, 2017

Chelsea continued their perfect start to the Under-18 league season as they recorded a fourth win – and clean sheet – in a row with a 2-0 triumph over Arsenal on Saturday morning. A pair of fine first half goals from Marc Guehi and Billy Gilmour secured three more points for Jody Morris’ boys, who were well in charge throughout, and produced a performance that perhaps merited a bigger margin…


The Loan Report: August 21-27

August 27, 2017

August is yet to come to an end and we’ve reached the ten-goal milestone for the Chelsea Loan Army season, as well as passing the 100 appearances marker too. Four goals this week came from familiar sources, with two for a prolific marksman and one celebrating his first senior strike. Headliners Lewis Baker got us off and running with a goal in his first Middlesbrough start on Tuesday evening. Handed…


Under-18s: Norwich City 0-4 Chelsea

August 26, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s made it three wins out of three to begin the new season as they came away with a 4-0 win away to Norwich City on Saturday morning. George McEachran’s first-half strike gave the Blues an advantage they would never relinquish, and goals from Charlie Brown, Conor Gallagher and Martell Taylor-Crossdale after half time ensured a deservedly handsome final scoreline. Jody Morris was still without several players through injury…


Development Squad: Chelsea 0-3 Everton

August 25, 2017

The return of Eden Hazard from injury wasn’t enough to help Chelsea’s Development Squad overcome Everton as they suffered a 3-0 defeat at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium on Friday night. An own goal from Joseph Colley was followed by strikes from Beni Baningime and Oumar Niasse to hand Everton a win they might have merited overall, if not by such a handsome scoreline, as Chelsea huffed and puffed but struggled to…


The Loan Report: August 14-20

August 20, 2017

A quieter week on the loan front was arguably headlined by the graduation of Andreas Christensen from star loanee over the last two years into stud Chelsea centre-half, following the Dane’s starring role in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, but as we focus on this year’s vintage, we instead focus on Marco van Ginkel, who continues to bang in the goals at PSV Eindhoven. Headliners The midfielder,…