The Loan Report: January 13-19

piazooon
January 19, 2020

Two members of the Loan Army who are unlikely to ever actually return to play for Chelsea scored this week but, nevertheless, they’re deserving of this week’s headlines. Headliners Lucas Piazon has had another frustrating in what, in all honesty, must be a fairly frustrating career so far. 2020 has been kinder though and, after scoring in the league for Rio Ave last weekend, he netted a free kick away…

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The Loan Report: January 6-12

piazon
January 12, 2020

After a quiet couple of weeks, the Loan Report brings you goals again, as a familiar face got back on the score sheet in his first match of 2020, and another member of the Loan Army netted to kick-start a disappointing season to date. Headliners Lucas Piazon hasn’t quite had things go his way since agreeing a two-year stay with Rio Ave in Portugal; despite scoring in the cup against…

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The Loan Report: December 30 – January 5

drinky
January 5, 2020

The Loan Army is still affected by the European winter break, but players are returning, both to action and to Chelsea as the January transfer window opens. Headliners Our headliners this week concern those players who are now back at Cobham after seeing their loans come to a premature end, and also those who are set to. Jacob Maddox and Luke McCormick both came home after struggling with League One…

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The Loan Report: December 23-29

winter
December 29, 2019

The final Loan Report of 2019 is an abridged one, due to much of Europe still being on a winter hiatus, but there’s still stuff to check up on. England Premier League Danny Drinkwater’s time at Burnley likely came to an end with a pair of matches spent on the substitutes’ bench. His loan at Turf Moor is unlikely to be extended, so the hunt is on for a new…

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The Loan Report: December 16-22

pasapasa
December 22, 2019

You can’t keep Mario Pašalić down, as he ably demonstrated again this week, with a goal and an assist to take the Loan Army into Christmas. Headliners Pašalić has arguably been the player of the Loan Army season to date, considering his level of performance for a genuinely good Atalanta team. Having booked their place in the Champions League knockout rounds last week, they were back on top in Serie…

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 4-0 Huddersfield Town

fayc
December 18, 2019

Chelsea returned to FA Youth Cup action on Wednesday evening with a resounding 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town that, while it might not necessarily have undoubtedly affirmed their title credentials, at the very least served notice that the Blues are back. A year after seeing their five-year reign as Youth Cup holders ended by Manchester United in a premature Third Round exit, a new crop of youngsters took centre stage…

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The Loan Report: December 9-15

super_mario
December 15, 2019

UEFA competition came up big for the Loan Army this week, as both Mario Pašalić and Kenedy found the back of the net. Headliners Pašalić has been especially impressive this season for an Atalanta team that are fast becoming many people’s darlings. Their 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, a match in which he scored the second goal, saw them make Champions League history in becoming the first team…

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The Loan Report: December 2-8

duuujon
December 8, 2019

The past week had no goals, but there’s still plenty to catch up on from the Loan Army, so let’s get started. England Premier League Danny Drinkwater made his long-awaited(?) Burnley debut in the Clarets’ midweek defeat at home to Manchester City. It was his first senior competitive league start since March 2018, and just his second in any competition, so when manager Sean Dyche explained his absence at the…

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The Loan Report: November 25 – December 1

mariop
December 1, 2019

Izzy Brown, Mario Pašalić and Jake Clarke-Salter added to the steady flow of Loan Army goals this season, so they’re the Headliners in this week’s edition of the Loan Report. Headliners Pašalić is a well-known commodity now; a versatile attacking midfielder who’s good for a few goals every season and plays at a high enough level to be of interest to Chelsea in the future. After logging ninety minutes for…

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The Loan Report: November 18-24

condog
November 24, 2019

With the last international break of 2019 firmly in the rear view mirror, the Loan Report is back to check in on Chelsea’s far-flung charges, with Iké Ugbo and Conor Gallagher taking centre stage as they have for most of the season. Headliners Gallagher has been outstanding in his first four months in senior football, starring for Charlton Athletic in England’s second tier, and shining bright when the spotlight is…

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