The Loan Report: Season Review

bro2
May 31, 2021

The final Loan Report of the season takes a wider look at the Class of 2020-21 and what might come next for each of them. Youngsters Trending Upwards A bunch of talented youngsters did their cases the world of good this season and primed themselves to take further steps forward in 2020-21. Conor Gallagher was a regular in West Brom’s midfield for almost the entire campaign and, despite the Baggies’…

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The Loan Report: April

May 3, 2021

April’s Loan Report takes a look at some of the players Chelsea might be looking to move on this summer in an effort to trim some of the excess fat around the first-team squad. It’s an endeavour that has never quite proved to be as easy as idle speculation on social media would have you believe, and it serves to highlight the work ahead for Marina Granovskaia and her team…

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The Loan Report: March

March 28, 2021

March has been a generally quiet month on the loan front and, with the international break in full swing, we’ll take this opportunity to give a quick one-liner on every single loanee currently out and about as we gear up for the last part of the club season. Ethan Ampadu Chris Wilder is out as manager at Sheffield United and Ampadu’s attention will turn towards his next move once the…

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The Loan Report: February

broja
February 28, 2021

February’s saying goodbye, March is upon us, and the footballing winter is about to move into early Spring. That means the business end of the 2020-21 campaign is about to begin in earnest, and a host of Chelsea loanees are coming into form just at the right time to give themselves a very interesting summer. Armando Broja: Europe’s best teenage goalscorer Yes, it’s true. 19 year-old Armando Broja has more…

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The Loan Report: January

fik
February 1, 2021

The first Loan Report of 2021 brings about an update on an exciting January, plus a round-up of the winter transfer deadline day deals that did or didn’t happen. Deadline Day • Jack Wakely joined Brighton until the end of the season in a move that will see him join the Seagulls’ Under-23 squad. The big defender had a successful trial there early in the new year, following a stint…

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The Loan Report: December

ampadu
December 27, 2020

The last Loan Report of 2020 drops mere days before the January transfer window opens. With 31 players already out on loan and a talented Development Squad bursting at the seams with players ready to test their mettle at the next level, it could be a busy month at Chelsea. Let’s have a look at who could be on the move. Conor Gallagher On the face of things, Conor is…

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The Loan Report: November

November 29, 2020

The November edition of the Loan Report focuses on the players out there right now who are positioning themselves best to break into Chelsea’s first team squad next season. The 2021-22 campaign might be a long way off just now but, make no mistake, plans are already being made for what comes next. Conor Gallagher Chief among the most exciting options right now is Conor Gallagher, who has taken to…

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The Loan Report: October

October 25, 2020

33 players, 33 comments. October’s Loan Report features a bumper crop of Chelsea loanees, driven by a pandemic-influenced transfer market in which any plans for trimming the fat around the edges of this particular arm of development strategy have been put well and truly on hold until calmer waters can be found. With plenty to catch up on, let’s get stuck in. Ethan Ampadu, Sheffield United Had to bide his…

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The Loan Report: September

September 27, 2020

September has seen the 2020-21 season get in to full swing across Europe and with it has come the expansion of the latest Loan Army. Almost three dozen Chelsea players are out on loan now and, with the domestic transfer window in England for Football League clubs still open until mid-October, it’s set to grow further still. Uwakwe finds early success Every player wants to make an instant impression when…

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The Loan Report: August

August 30, 2020

And we’re back. The 2020-21 Loan Army season started five days before the 2019-20 season finished, when Victor Moses and Inter were on the losing side in the Europa League Final against Sevilla, drawing a line under the longest campaign any of us are likely to witness in our lifetimes. Earlier that week, however, Danilo Pantic had made his debut for Serbian Premier League side Čukarički, kicking off another year…

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