The Loan Report: June 22-28

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June 28, 2020

It’s a been a slow and steady return to life on loan for Chelsea’s far-flung masses, with the headlines this week taken by Mario Pašalić and Matt Miazga. Headliners This will be Pašalićs last-ever appearance in a Loan Report, for this week Atalanta officially triggered their option to buy the Croatian midfielder, bringing an end to a six-year affiliation with Chelsea. After joining from Hajduk Split in 2014, Pašalić was…

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The Loan Report: June 15-21

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June 21, 2020

Football is well and truly back across Europe now, so the Loan Report returns in full to catch up on what’s been happening as the 2019-20 season hurtles towards a hurried conclusion. England Premier League Danny Drinkwater didn’t feature for Aston Villa against Sheffield United in midweek, and loan rules prevented him from doing so against Chelsea on Sunday. Championship Swansea were quick out of the blocks on the Championship’s…

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The Loan Report: June 8-14

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June 14, 2020

We’re back! After a three-month hiatus, the Loan Report returns for what promises to be a season finale like no other. The majority of leagues across Europe will be back in action by next weekend, with a six-week sprint to the finish line in early August and, while some leagues have been back for a while, the action is really about to pick back up. Who’s already finished? Some leagues,…

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The Loan Report: Taking Stock

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March 18, 2020

There was almost no loanee action last week, and there will none for the foreseeable future, as the Coronavirus public health situation continues to develop around the world. With the regular Loan Report therefore on hiatus, it provides us with a useful opportunity to take stock of this season’s army, and consider what lies in store for everyone when football eventually resumes. A Blue Tomorrow? Every loan army group can…

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The Loan Report: March 2-8

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March 8, 2020

Matt Miazga leads the way in this week’s Loan Report after he celebrated a recent return to action with a goal; one generally unbecoming of centre back but, as we’ve discovered this season, he’s not like most centre-backs. Headliners His only previous goal this season came in October, when a spectacular stoppage-time volley secured Reading three points at home to Preston. The American international then missed six weeks of the…

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The Loan Report: February 24 – March 1

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March 1, 2020

The usual protagonists were back at it again this week as the Loan Report moves into March, which means the final stage of the season is pretty much here. Headliners It’s been a pretty good season for Iké Ugbo so far; despite the tumultuous off-field affairs at struggling Roda, he’s been able to kick-start a career that had seen him endure three unsuccessful loan spells in England. He made it…

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The Loan Report: February 17-23

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February 23, 2020

It was a quiet week on the Loan Army front but, for one or two Chelsea players, it was nevertheless an important one. Headliners Kenedy takes the plaudits for his third goal of the season, a late effort off the bench that helped Getafe beat Ajax 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 match. It took a little deflection on its way in, but it…

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The Loan Report: February 10-16

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February 16, 2020

Lucas Piazon and Mario Pašalić are two players on rather different career trajectories right now, but both were on the scoresheet this week, taking the Loan Army to a round 40 for the season. Headliners Pašalić is trending upwards and has been for some two years now. His seventh goal of the season for Atalanta came less than a minute after he came off the bench at home to Roma…

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 7-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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February 10, 2020

If you aren’t overly familiar with the latest crop of young hopefuls coming through at Chelsea, you’re about to become plenty more acquainted with them in the weeks and months ahead. A resounding 7-0 thumping of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Fifth Round of this year’s FA Youth Cup set up a hotly anticipated last eight tie with Millwall and served notice that the Blues want their trophy back. On this…

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The Loan Report: February 3-9

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February 9, 2020

After a recent dry spell, the Loan Report has goals to report on again this week, as Iké Ugbo extended his lead atop the Chelsea loanee goalscoring ranks. Headliners The 21 year-old opted to stay with Roda during the January transfer window, despite having plenty of options elsewhere, and scored his 12th goal of a largely positive stay in Kerkrade against Den Bosch on Friday night. The problem was, it…

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