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…


The Loan Report: October 10-16

October 16, 2016

Chelsea’s army of loanees picked up where they left off before the international break upon returning to club action this weekend, with another bunch of goals to bring you and a whole lot more besides. Headliners The first of those goals was scored by Lucas Piazon, who helped Fulham to a 4-2 win away to Barnsley. It was a first victory in six games for the West London side, who…


The Loan Report: September 26 – October 2

October 2, 2016

We’ve had a flurry of goals in every single week of the Loan Report season so far, and the past seven days proved no exception to that, with four more to bring you this time around. Let’s dive right in with birthday boy Tammy Abraham. Headliners The prolific young forward celebrates turning 19 today (Sunday) and did so by scoring his 11th goal of the campaign in all competitions at…


The Loan Report: September 19-25

September 25, 2016

The goals continued to fly in this week as Chelsea’s army of loanees surpassed 30 for the season before the end of September. With eight to bring you, let’s start with Tammy Abraham, who himself has now reached double-figures after twice putting Fulham to the sword. Headliners The football Gods ensured Bristol City would travel to Craven Cottage on Wednesday and again on Saturday; the former an EFL Cup fixture…