The Loan Report: Reflections on the 2016-17 Season

bakerreport
June 1, 2017

After more than 1000 matches, 72,000 minutes and 126 goals from more than 40 players on approaching 50 individual deals, perhaps the most frustrating part of Chelsea’s expansive loan policy is that there’s little closure. We’re no closer to knowing whether many of them are ready to play for the first team or not than we were back in August. At best, we’re able to whittle away the bottom third…

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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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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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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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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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The Loan Report: April 3-9

tammygoal
April 9, 2017

It’s been a very busy week on the loan front, with goals flying in left, right, and centre. With so much to cover, let’s dive straight in. Headliners The Eredivisie was responsible for the majority of our headlines, and it began with Bertrand Traore opening the scoring in Ajax’s 4-1 win against AZ Alkmaar in midweek. Playing as a centre-forward in the continued absence of the injured Kasper Dolberg, the…

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The Loan Report: March 27 – April 2

bogagoal
April 2, 2017

The last international break of the 2016-17 season gave way to the return of club football this week, and the season-long streak of at least one goal being scored by a Chelsea loanee in every full week of the club campaign duly continued thanks to a pair of midfielders and one French forward. Headliners Marco van Ginkel is hardly a stranger to finding the back of the net and, now…

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The Loan Report: March 13-19

tammyhudd
March 19, 2017

We’re back to normal service on the Loan Army front this week, with five more goals to bring you alongside all of the latest news and goings-on across Europe and South America. Headliners Charlie Colkett got us started in midweek with his first goal for Swindon Town. It came in a losing cause at home to promotion favourites Sheffield United, but it was a stupendous strike in its own right,…

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The Loan Report: March 6-12

hsvac
March 12, 2017

One of the quietest weeks in the Chelsea Loan Army season threatened to bring an end to a season-long streak where every single full week of the club campaign had featured at least one goal scored by a loanee, but Andreas Christensen saw to that late on Sunday afternoon. We lead off with him in a week where several others made long-anticipated returns from injury. Headliners Christensen himself had picked…

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