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…


The Loan Report: December 12-18

December 18, 2016

The last full week of fixtures before many European leagues embark on a winter break saw four more goals added to the Loan Army tally, taking us to 67 for the season , whilst ensuring the streak of at least one being scored in every full week of the campaign so far continued. Headliners Three of them came in midweek, with a pair of them arriving at the Gelredome as…


The Loan Report: December 5-11

December 11, 2016

The Loan Report has a warm and familiar feel to it this week, as not only did the scoring streak continue to cover every full seven-day spell of the season so far, but the Loan Army’s leading goalscorer found the back of the net for the first time since Halloween. Headliners Tammy Abraham knew he would encounter more than a few struggles in his first season of professional football, and…


The Loan Report: November 28 – December 4

December 4, 2016

It’s been quite the week on the Chelsea loan front with no fewer than five goals to bring you – taking us to a nice round 60 for the season so far – plus plenty of assists and other news besides. We begin with the most important strike of the weekend. Headliners It came at the Vitality Stadium, where Bournemouth came back from 3-1 down at home to Liverpool to…


The Loan Report: November 20-27

November 27, 2016

The streak of a Chelsea loanee scoring in every full week of the 2016-17 club season continued over the past seven days thanks to a pair of League Two contributors. Headliners The first of those to chip in was a familiar face in Alex Kiwomya, notching his seventh of the campaign for Crewe Alexandra at home to Morecambe in midweek. His equaliser helped them turn around an early deficit and…


The Loan Report: November 14-20

November 20, 2016

The Loan Report returns from the last international break of 2016 and brings three more goals with it, as we tick into the second half century of goals this season. Strikes 51, 52, and 53 are below… Headliners Goal number 51 belongs to Nathan Aké, who marked his first AFC Bournemouth start in style by scoring the only goal of the game away to Stoke and helping his side to…


The Loan Report: October 31 – November 6

November 6, 2016

A quieter-than-usual loan week still produced two more goals, edging us ever closer to the half-century mark for the season. Goals 48 and 49 were scored by left-footed forwards who are experiencing rather different campaigns so far. Headliners Christian Atsu’s move north to Newcastle United has, for him, gone particularly well. The Ghanaian winger has spent much of the past two years nursing various injuries and ailments, somewhat stalling the…


The Loan Report: October 24-30

October 30, 2016

On pace for a record-breaking season, the Chelsea loan army are collectively up to 47 goals for the campaign after another action-packed week. We begin in the Netherlands… Headliners Vitesse Arnhem have never won the Dutch Cup but are one step closer to breaking that duck following Wednesday’s 4-1 Second Round win over second-tier RKC Waalwijk. The comprehensive home victory included a seventh goal of the season for Lewis Baker,…


The Loan Report: October 17-23

October 23, 2016

The streak of a Chelsea loanee scoring in every single full, non-international break, week of the 2016-17 season so far continued this week with three more strikes to take us to 42 overall for the campaign. We begin with a player who, despite being contracted to the Blues, might not actually ever come back. Headliners The nature of Juan Cuadrado’s three-year loan deal to Juventus makes it highly likely that…