Under-18s: Stoke City 2-1 Chelsea (AET)

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February 15, 2020

Chelsea’s young guns fell at the Semi Final hurdle of this season’s Under-18 Premier League Cup after it took Extra Time away to Stoke City to see off their spirited challenge. Not only were they up against the most physically imposing opposition they’ve faced all season, they did it with their youngest squad of the campaign, and in some of the most miserable weather conditions. Not that they’ll line up…

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 7-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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February 10, 2020

If you aren’t overly familiar with the latest crop of young hopefuls coming through at Chelsea, you’re about to become plenty more acquainted with them in the weeks and months ahead. A resounding 7-0 thumping of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Fifth Round of this year’s FA Youth Cup set up a hotly anticipated last eight tie with Millwall and served notice that the Blues want their trophy back. On this…

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The Loan Report: February 3-9

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February 9, 2020

After a recent dry spell, the Loan Report has goals to report on again this week, as Iké Ugbo extended his lead atop the Chelsea loanee goalscoring ranks. Headliners The 21 year-old opted to stay with Roda during the January transfer window, despite having plenty of options elsewhere, and scored his 12th goal of a largely positive stay in Kerkrade against Den Bosch on Friday night. The problem was, it…

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The Loan Report: January 27 – February 2

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February 2, 2020

Another transfer window has come and (thankfully) gone, and there was some loan business in the final week of trading that headlines our latest catch-up on everything concerning the Loan Army. Headliners Two Development Squad players ventured out on their first career loan moves and both are heading to mainland Europe in doing so. George McEachran will link up with Dutch Eerste Divisie (that’s the second tier to you and…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 2-0 Southampton

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February 1, 2020

January didn’t quite go to plan in the league for Chelsea’s Under-18s, but they made sure February got off to a much better start, as they beat Southampton 2-0 at a wintry Cobham on Saturday. Goals either side of half time courtesy of Dynel Simeu and Thierno Ballo proved enough to see off a stubborn but ultimately limited Saints team that were more about damage control than anything else. It…

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Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Leicester City

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January 31, 2020

A much-changed Chelsea Development point missed the chance to go six points clear at the top of the Premier League 2 table on Friday night as they allowed Leicester City, their nearest challengers, to mount a late comeback from 2-0 down to claim a point with a stoppage-time equaliser. On a day that saw Tariq Lamptey and Clinton Mola depart on a permanent basis, while Charlie Brown joined George McEachran…

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The Loan Report: January 20-26

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January 26, 2020

In a generally quiet week on the loan front, we’ll use this week’s Loan Report to catch up on a few changing situations and look forward to the final week of the transfer window. Headliners Two loanees found themselves new homes this week, the most notable of those being Victor Moses, who swapped Fenerbahce for Internazionale and a reunion with Antonio Conte, who famously converted him to a wing-back in…

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Development Squad: Everton 2-2 Chelsea

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January 24, 2020

Chelsea might have been making sandcastles pre-match but it was far from a day at the beach for the Development Squad as they earned a hard-fought point away to Everton in Premier League 2 action on Friday night. On a terrible playing surface at Southport’s Pure Stadium, one with plenty of sand coverage owing to recent bad weather, the young Blues extended their unbeaten league run to fifteen matches and…

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The Loan Report: January 13-19

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January 19, 2020

Two members of the Loan Army who are unlikely to ever actually return to play for Chelsea scored this week but, nevertheless, they’re deserving of this week’s headlines. Headliners Lucas Piazon has had another frustrating in what, in all honesty, must be a fairly frustrating career so far. 2020 has been kinder though and, after scoring in the league for Rio Ave last weekend, he netted a free kick away…

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Under-18s: Aston Villa 3-2 Chelsea

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January 18, 2020

Unbeaten and top of the table heading into the new year, January hasn’t quite been the same for Chelsea’s Under-18s and, after a 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime left them without a win in three league matches, there’s work to do in pursuit of the title. How exactly they contrived to lose this topsy-turvy match they’ll never know. Twice they were ahead, early in each half courtesy…

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