The Loan Report: November 21-27

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November 27, 2011

Defender Jeffrey Bruma and Thibaut Courtois were both amongst the headline makers this weekend in an eventful seven days on the loan front. Bruma notched his second goal of the season for HSV as Thorsten Fink’s side continued their recent good form, but it was bad news for Courtois, who was sent off early in the Madrid derby. The giant Belgian custodian went into his first career match at the…

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The Loan Report: November 14-20

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November 20, 2011

The return of domestic action after an international fortnight was not a welcome one for many of Chelsea’s loanees, as frustrations mount on all fronts. Concerns about playing time, poor results and injuries are beginning to mount up as the season approaches the midway point and the club have some key decisions to make going forward. Needless to say, the Premier League pair of Gael Kakuta and Patrick van Aanholt…

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The Loan Report: November 1-6

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November 7, 2011

Irish Under-21 midfielder Conor Clifford joined the loanee ranks this week in an otherwise largely uneventful seven days which saw more of what we’ve seen all season from young Blues playing elsewhere. Clifford joined Yeovil Town on Friday morning for a third career spell in League One, having spent time with both Plymouth Argyle and Notts County in England’s third tier last season. He went straight into the Glovers’ starting…

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The Loan Report: October 25-30

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October 31, 2011

A status quo has been reached on the loan front as we head into the fourth calendar month of the 2011-12 season. Whilst a small few amongst the young Blue loanees have firmly entrenched themselves as weekly starters for their temporary clubs, others have become this year’s unfortunate examples of the exercise in futility the experience can often become. At the very head of this is Patrick van Aanholt. The…

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The Loan Report: October 17-24

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October 24, 2011

It was another week where not a great deal happened in the land of the Chelsea loanee, but let’s delve right in anyway. Thibaut Courtois has thus far been the shining light amongst the young footballers currently plying their trade away from Stamford Bridge but even his last seven days failed to match the high points of his season so far as he conceded in back to back matches for…

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The Loan Report: October 10-16

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October 16, 2011

We’re back to domestic action after the international break, and we’ve got a fresh loan report for you on the last seven days for Chelsea’s youngsters plying their trade away from Stamford Bridge. We’ll start in the Netherlands, where two Blues find themselves flying high in the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem. Tomas Kalas started and played 90 minutes (picking up a booking) and Ulises Dávila was an unused substitute for…

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The Loan Report: September 26-October 2

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October 2, 2011

After last week’s goalscoring antics on the loan front, things took a more serene turn in the past seven days with fewer incidents of note, but with many of the young Blues building solid reputations, things remain largely positive. Gael Kakuta was ineligible to take part for Bolton in their Sunday mauling by Chelsea because of Premier League loan rules, but Patrick van Aanholt continued at left-back for Wigan Athletic,…

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The Loan Report: September 19-25

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September 25, 2011

After a slow start to the season, Chelsea’s young loanees exploded into action this past week, providing goals, assists and top performances for the first time in 2011-12. Gael Kakuta and Jeffrey Bruma both notched maiden efforts for their new sides whilst Milan Lalkovic, Tomas Kalas and Thibaut Courtois have been in fine form as well. We’ll start with the goalscorers and with Kakuta, who marked his first appearance in…

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The Loan Report: September 12-18

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September 19, 2011

A handful of Chelsea youngsters made debuts for their new clubs this past week but we’re still awaiting notable impacts from many as we take another look at how the loan boys are getting on. Whilst Gael Kakuta sat on Bolton’s substitutes bench for the second week in a row, Patrick van Aanholt made his Wigan bow and slotted straight into a typical attacking left-back role, making an impact at…

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The Loan Report: September 4-11

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September 11, 2011

With the international break now firmly in the past it’s time to dive back into the club football scene and check up on how Chelsea’s young loanees are getting on at their respective clubs. Transfer deadline day saw two of the club’s more promising talents find Premier League loan moves but neither Gael Kakuta nor Patrick van Aanholt featured in their first opportunities to do so for Bolton Wanderers and…

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