The Loan Report: May 1-7

bertje
May 7, 2017

Bertrand Traore stole the show this week with a pair of goals in a European Semi Final to take us up to 124 overall for the season, just one shy of equalling the club record set in 2013-14, and then late on Sunday evening Mario Pašalić netted a consolation for Milan against Roma to tie things up at 125 apiece. Headliners Ajax’s Europa League last four clash against Lyon promised…

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Development Squad: Derby County 2-1 Chelsea

pridepark
May 5, 2017

A defeat to sign off a generally productive and positive league season wasn’t in the script for Chelsea’s Development Squad, but a step back to take a look at the bigger picture will reveal that losing 2-1 away to Derby County will be a mere footnote for a group with remarkable promise that has come along leaps and bounds since kicking things off back in August. The Rams had more…

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The Loan Report: April 24-30

vitessebeker
April 30, 2017

We bring you silverware in the latest Loan Report as four of Chelsea’s army of loanees tasted success this weekend. There’s also another couple of goals as we hunt down a record tally, and all of the usual news and updates, but we begin in Rotterdam… Headliners Vitesse will celebrate their 125th birthday in a fortnight’s time, and they will be able to do so in style after lifting their…

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Under-18s: Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea

lfcacademy
April 29, 2017

After another FA Youth Cup was added to the trophy cabinet in midweek, attentions turned to the league title for Chelsea’s Under-18s on Saturday, where a 1-0 win at Liverpool kept Jody Morris’ boys on course for the double. Tariq Uwakwe’s deflected first-half strike proved enough to separate the teams in a scrappy affair where both teams were some way short of their free-flowing best, but the Blues dug in…

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 5-1 Manchester City (6-2 on aggregate)

fayc
April 26, 2017

They’re at it again. For the fourth year in a row, for the fifth time in six years, and for the third successive time against Manchester City, Chelsea are FA Youth Cup champions. This was one for the ages. The bar has seemingly been raised higher and higher with each passing success, but a 7-1 home win over Tottenham Hotspur followed by a 5-1 win over City here – 6-2…

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The Loan Report: April 18-23

tam26
April 23, 2017

The finish line is within sight, and so is a Chelsea record. Tammy Abraham’s 26th goal of the season for Bristol City this weekend was the 119th by a Blues loanee this season, meaning we’re within seven goals of surpassing the tally of 125 notched by the 2013-14 Loan Army. Headliners Tammy is finishing his maiden professional campaign as he started it and now has four goals in his last…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

academymatches1617
April 22, 2017

Chelsea’s hopes of an Under-18 league and cup double remain very much alive after they hauled themselves back from being a goal and a man behind to beat Blackburn 2-1 at Cobham on Saturday morning. The Blues rode their luck on more than one occasion but, despite falling behind to a well-taken Bradley Lynch goal and seeing Tariq Lamptey sent off for deliberate handball, they rescued all three points courtesy…

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Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Everton

cfceve
April 21, 2017

A spirited display full of character from Chelsea’s Development Squad denied Everton the chance to be crowned Premier League 2 champions at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium on Friday night as the two teams played out a thoroughly entertaining 2-2 draw. The visitors knew that three points here would be enough to see them finish top of the pile but a pair of Iké Ugbo goals ensured that their celebrations were put…

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FA Youth Cup Final First Leg: Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea

cfa
April 18, 2017

If ever a match could be described as a cagey affair, whilst simultaneously being played at breakneck pace and featuring numerous chances, then it was this first leg of the latest instalment of the Manchester City vs Chelsea FA Youth Cup franchise. In the opening gambit of the third year in a row in which the country’s two leading academies go head-to-head in the Under-18 showpiece occasion, it’s very much…

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The Loan Report: April 10-17

tamflick
April 17, 2017

We’re approaching the last few games of the season and, despite it being a quiet week overall on the loan front, the stakes are increasingly high for the majority of Chelsea’s army of loanees. Headliners After a glut of goals the last time we were with you, we’re only able to bring you a solitary effort from Tammy Abraham this time around, but it was enough to maintain the streak…

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