The Loan Report: November 5-11

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November 11, 2018

The Loan Army returned to some semblance of normalcy this week, with plenty of players continuing to tick over nicely, a handful missing for various reasons, and Tammy Abraham scoring another goal. Headliners Abraham scored his fifth goal of the season for Aston Villa and did so against Fikayo Tomori, Frank Lampard, Jody Morris and Derby County. He and Assistant Manager John Terry claimed the bragging rights in a Chelsea-infused…

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The Loan Report: October 29 – November 4

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November 4, 2018

After a steady if unspectacular few weeks on the loan front, things exploded back into life over the past seven days, with a bunch of goals and noteworthy talking points. Let’s get stuck in. Headliners It’s a good time to be Jacob Maddox. Turning 20 on Saturday, he scored his first professional goals in midweek by notching a brace in Cheltenham’s Checkatrade Trophy win against Arsenal’s Under-21s, and followed that…

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The Loan Report: October 22-28

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October 28, 2018

Another week, another goal for the Loan Army. It wasn’t the most spectacular seven days, but the 40-strong group continues to churn along rather nicely overall. Headliners Michy Batshuayi provided the goal as Valencia drew 1-1 at Young Boys in the Champions League; his smart touch to create the chance was followed by the composure to round the goalkeeper and tuck away his second goal of the season. It hasn’t…

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Development Squad: Chelsea 2-3 Brighton & Hove Albion

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October 27, 2018

Chelsea’s Development Squad were punished for not being good enough for long enough against Brighton & Hove Albion at Aldershot on Saturday, succumbing to a 3-2 defeat, despite mounting a late and enthusiastic comeback effort. The Blues were second-best for long portions of the match, and found themselves 3-0 down before an hour had been played, as goals from Victor Gyokeres, Aaron Connolly and Jordan Davies put them to the…

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The Loan Report: October 15-21

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October 21, 2018

We’re back with a full Loan Report after the international break, and we’ve got another Tammy Abraham goal, as he begins life under a new manager in positive fashion. Headliners Abraham’s form has been pretty good so far at Aston Villa, registering three goals in six games heading into the weekend, but the club’s overall record under Steve Bruce was woeful and led to a change of manager. Dean Smith…

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Under-18s: West Ham United 0-5 Chelsea

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October 20, 2018

Chelsea’s Under-18s made it six consecutive wins on Saturday morning courtesy of a 5-0 victory away to West Ham United at Little Heath. It was scarcely ever a contest as the hosts, with six schoolboys in their starting eleven, were overwhelmed by their bigger, better and older opponents. Simple mistakes cost them four first-half goals as Faustino Anjorin, Henry Lawrence, Marcel Lewis and Thierno Ballo all found the back of…

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The Loan Report: October 1-7

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October 7, 2018

The Loan Army is an imperfect venture but, when it works, it works well. Mason Mount’s England call-up this week encapsulated that and headlines this week’s Loan Report. Headliners Mount has been genuinely outstanding for Derby County this season, not just in scoring and creating goals, but in his all-round impact on a much-changed, generally younger Rams team seeking to build a promotion-winning campaign. His performance in last week’s League…

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Under-18s: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Chelsea

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October 6, 2018

They left it late but Chelsea’s Under-18s made it five straight wins in all competitions in defeating Brighton 2-1 away from home on Saturday morning. Against a difficult opponent and in increasingly trying conditions, the Blues – wearing yellow – were forced to dig deep on the South Coast, particular after seeing Tino Anjorin’s outstanding 77th-minute strike cancelled out by Ryan Longman three minutes later, but they found their resolve…

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UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 10-1 Molde

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October 3, 2018

If there were still some people out there who weren’t aware that Chelsea were in this season’s UEFA Youth League, there won’t be any more, after they beat Molde 10-1 on Wednesday afternoon to get the ball rolling on another campaign in which they intend to challenge for honours. The Blues’ first-team’s failure to qualify for the Champions League left their Under-19s unable to enter the path of the junior-age…

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Previewing Chelsea’s 2018-19 UEFA Youth League Season

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October 2, 2018

Chelsea return for their fifth UEFA Youth League campaign this week with a different outlook on the competition than they’ve ever had before. Their debut in 2013-14 ended at the Quarter Final stage in defeat to Schalke before back-to-back successes under Adi Viveash in Nyon; the second of those was insufficient to allow them to defend their crown under the then-competition rules, with the first-team also failing to qualify them…

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