Under-18s: Chelsea 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

October 30, 2019

Chelsea won the Premier League’s Under-16 International Tournament a few weeks ago, besting Manchester City in a Final that not only cemented the club’s place as the foremost academy in the country, but also ensured they held the same title at every age group down to Under-13, the lowest the league goes to in that competition. The form of some of the chief architects of that win demanded greater tests…


The Loan Report: October 21-27

October 27, 2019

Iké Ugbo and Mario Pašalić brought the goals this week in another productive seven days for the Loan Army. Headliners Ugbo wasn’t initially credited with Roda’s opening goal in Friday’s 4-2 win over NAC Breda, as it appeared to belong to Roland Alberg, but closer inspection showed that Ugbo got the slightest of touches to it. As a striker, and as someone challenging for the golden boot, he was certain…


The Loan Report: October 14-20

October 20, 2019

We’re back from October’s international break with a pair of Championship goals for you; one from a familiar source, one not quite so much. Headliners What a season it’s been for Conor Gallagher so far. A star in the second tier in his first few months in the adult game, he’s going from strength to strength for an upstart Charlton Athletic team, and might have saved his best moment for…


Under-18s: Chelsea 3-2 Norwich City

October 19, 2019

A casual glance at the league table heading into the academy weekend might have given cause to thinking that unbeaten Chelsea at home to winless Norwich had the makings of a rather one-sided contest. And, in truth, it really was for much of the time, which means the Blues will come away from their 3-2 triumph with plenty to ponder. For, despite George Nunn’s second-minute opener, and two special goals…


Development Squad: Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal

October 18, 2019

Two teams came into Friday night’s Premier League 2 match at Aldershot with unbeaten league records so far this season, but it was Chelsea who left with theirs intact after beating Arsenal 3-1 to stay a point clear of Derby County at the top of the table with more than a third of their matches played. A Charlie Brown brace either side of the break, with a Clinton Mola volley…


The Loan Report: October 1-6

October 6, 2019

The Loan Report has been headlined for most of this season by Iké Ugbo and Conor Gallagher, and this week is no different, as they each found the back of the net again to keep their stars burning bright. Headliners It’s been a strange week for Ugbo in the wake of stories claiming that Roda have been using the money sent to them by Chelsea as a salary contribution to…


Under-18s: Leicester City 1-4 Chelsea

October 5, 2019

Six wins and a draw from seven league matches would ordinarily be enough to take the outright lead in the league standings, but as Chelsea remained unbeaten this season with a 4-1 win at Leicester on Saturday, they have to make do with a share of first place as both Brighton and Fulham have matched them point for point so far. The Blues will only focus on what they can…


The Loan Report: September 23-30

September 29, 2019

We’re back for another week of Loan Report nourishment, and have a couple of goals to lead the way; one from a familiar face, one not quite so much. Headliners Lucas Piazon’s two-year loan to Portuguese side Rio Ave effectively sounded the death knell on his Chelsea career, and gives him enough time to settle into his new surroundings with a view to a more permanent arrangement moving forward. He…


The Loan Report: September 16-22

September 22, 2019

A quiet seven days on the loan front brought us little by way of goals or headliners, but plenty of development nonetheless, so let’s get stuck in. Headliners Conor Gallagher has been the star of the show so far this term, starting his career in the professional game with a small handful of goals and assists at Charlton, form that this week earned him the EFL Championship Player of the…


Under-18s and Development Squad win to remain unbeaten

September 21, 2019

It was a successful Saturday for the academy as both the Under-18s and Development Squad maintained their unbeaten records this season, each recording a win to stay top of their respective league tables. Ed Brand’s youngsters saw off Reading at Cobham, courtesy of goals from Dion Rankine and George Nunn, before Andy Myers’ Under-23s returned to the Premier League 2 summit after the returning Callum Hudson-Odoi opened the scoring, before…