The Loan Report: October 9-15

October 15, 2017

The Loan Report returns from the October international hiatus with a brace of goals for Tammy Abraham, who continues to trend upwards in his maiden Premier League campaign. Headliners As noted during the last Loan Report, Swansea were generally producing good quality scoring chances, but they weren’t producing many of them. Abraham was responsible for two of their three league goals (with another effort coming in the League Cup) and,…


Under-18s: Leicester City 2-3 Chelsea

October 14, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s retained their 100% league record with a seventh win from seven outings at Leicester City on Saturday, but they had to work hard for it, coming back from a goal behind and then again after conceding a late equaliser to eventually triumph 3-2. Goals from Charlie Brown and Martell Taylor-Crossdale were sandwiched in between a pair of Foxes goals scored by giant central defender from set pieces but,…


Development Squad: Chelsea 1-3 Swansea City

October 13, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad struggles so far this season continued on Friday night as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Swansea City at Aldershot Town’s EBB Stadium in the Premier League 2. A classy treble from Oli McBurnie did the damage on an evening where, once again, the Blues failed to play to their full potential, and although Kylian Hazard marked his debut with a goal late in the second half,…


The Loan Report: September 25 – October 1

October 1, 2017

We’ve had to remain patient so far this season but, on Sunday, we finally got our reward as Mason Mount scored for the first time in a Vitesse shirt. Marco van Ginkel also weighed in with an Eredivisie goal this week but, for the time being, let’s begin in Arnhem. Headliners It wasn’t the best week for Vitesse, who lost 3-0 away to Nice in the Europa League on Thursday,…


Under-18s: Chelsea 6-1 Fulham

September 30, 2017

Chelsea underlined their superiority in the Under-18 Premier League once again on Saturday as they beat local rivals Fulham 6-1 at Cobham to record their sixth successive victory of the season so far The match pitted first against second, with the two West London academies in free-scoring form, but it was the Blues’ pedigree that shone through on a remarkable morning at their training ground in Surrey. Despite falling behind…


The Loan Report: September 18-24

September 24, 2017

Another productive week on loan land saw goals, new experiences, and big wins across the board. We’ll begin, as usual, with those finding the back of the net. Headliners Tammy Abraham has made a generally impressive start to his season in Swansea, netting against both Crystal Palace and MK Dons in his first month, and putting in a number of hard-working displays often as a lone striker. Some eyebrows were…


Development Squad: Leicester City 2-0 Chelsea

September 22, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad finished a generally positive week on a disappointing note as they were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City at Holmes Park on Friday night. Having staged an impressive late comeback to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United on Friday, there was more excitement for the Under-23 squad 48 hours later in the form of senior debuts under Antonio Conte, but they were unable to pick…


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…