Under-18s: Chelsea 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur

January 28, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s warmed up for their midweek FA Youth Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday with a 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Cobham on Saturday. In a typically entertaining London derby between two top-class academies, it was Chelsea who were able to establish a strong lead, as goals from George McEachran and Martell Taylor-Crossdale twice put them three to three good shortly after half time. They were however made to…


The Loan Report: January 16-22

January 22, 2017

We’re back up to full speed on the loan front this week with the last of those having had winter breaks now returning to action, but it’s Izzy Brown who continued the streak of us having at least one loanee score in every full week of the club season so far. Headliners Brown, you might remember, began the campaign in the red and white of Rotherham, but moved across Yorkshire…


FA Youth Cup: Birmingham City 0-5 Chelsea

January 18, 2017

Chelsea cruised into the Fifth Round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday evening after a handsome 5-0 victory away to Birmingham City at Solihull Moors’ Autotech Stadium, their second consecutive five-goal winning margin in the competition this term. Captain Mason Mount was the star of the show, grabbing a hat-trick, whilst Cole Dasilva and Reece James also got in on the act in what, with all due respect to…


The Loan Report: January 9-15

January 15, 2017

The goals continue to flow at a steady rate for the Chelsea loan army, with three more this week taking us to 77 for the season, and ensuring that the streak of at least one in every full week of the club season so far continues. We kick off with the youngster responsible for more of them than any other. Headliners Tammy Abraham is, for the avoidance of any doubt,…


Under-18s: Chelsea 0-0 Aston Villa

January 14, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s saw their 100% home record this season come to an end on Saturday after being held to a goalless draw by Aston Villa at Cobham. On a bitterly cold January day, and with sleet pounding down for much of the contest, it took the Blues some time to warm up to their usual standard but, despite numerous chances coming and going, they were unable to make the breakthrough….


The Loan Report: January 3-8

January 8, 2017

The Loan Report remains slightly short of full strength with much of Europe still on winter breaks, but we’ve still got plenty to bring you, beginning with news of a high-profile returnee. Headliners Nathan Aké began the season struggling to get into the Bournemouth team. As 2017 begins, however, he is leaving the South Coast to return to Chelsea having impressed sufficiently during his two-month run in the side for…


The Loan Report: December 26 – January 2

January 2, 2017

It’s been a busy Christmas and New Year period for the Loan Army, but we’ve been on top of all the goings-on in an action-packed first Loan Report of 2017. Headliners There’ve been no shortage of goals since we were last with you, and most of them have come courtesy of Tammy Abraham. On Boxing Day he scored an equaliser for Bristol City away to Wolves only to end up…


Chelsea Academy Moments of 2016

December 30, 2016

It’s been another memorable year for the Chelsea Football Club academy, with yet more silverware added to the trophy cabinet and a host of first-team debuts headlining a group of players bursting at the seams with quality, exhibiting itself both at Stamford Bridge and out on loan. With 2016 drawing to a close, it’s time to take a quick look back at the last twelve months and celebrate another productive…


Development Squad: Chelsea 1-2 Swansea City

December 22, 2016

Chelsea bowed out of the 2016-17 Premier League International Cup on Thursday evening after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Swansea City at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium. The Blues needed a minor miracle if they were to make it through the group stage after Dinamo Zagreb beat Feyenoord 3-0 at Cobham on Tuesday, and gave it a good go after taking a first-half lead through Josimar Quintero, but a hotly-disputed…


Learning to Evaluate the Loan Army

December 19, 2016

With more than fifty players having embarked on well in excess of one hundred loan moves over the past three years, Chelsea fans are well-versed in understanding the loan market, and the moves a young developmental prospect now must make if he is to realise his ambitions of a career back at Stamford Bridge. It’s an increasingly interesting/futile (delete as applicable) exercise and, with each passing year, the standard of…