Under-18s: Leicester City 2-3 Chelsea

October 14, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s retained their 100% league record with a seventh win from seven outings at Leicester City on Saturday, but they had to work hard for it, coming back from a goal behind and then again after conceding a late equaliser to eventually triumph 3-2. Goals from Charlie Brown and Martell Taylor-Crossdale were sandwiched in between a pair of Foxes goals scored by giant central defender from set pieces but,…


The Loan Report: September 25 – October 1

October 1, 2017

We’ve had to remain patient so far this season but, on Sunday, we finally got our reward as Mason Mount scored for the first time in a Vitesse shirt. Marco van Ginkel also weighed in with an Eredivisie goal this week but, for the time being, let’s begin in Arnhem. Headliners It wasn’t the best week for Vitesse, who lost 3-0 away to Nice in the Europa League on Thursday,…


The Loan Report: September 18-24

September 24, 2017

Another productive week on loan land saw goals, new experiences, and big wins across the board. We’ll begin, as usual, with those finding the back of the net. Headliners Tammy Abraham has made a generally impressive start to his season in Swansea, netting against both Crystal Palace and MK Dons in his first month, and putting in a number of hard-working displays often as a lone striker. Some eyebrows were…


The Loan Report: September 11-17

September 17, 2017

Chelsea’s Loan Army continues to tick along rather nicely now that we’re really getting into the swing of the season, and added a pair of goals this weekend from two midfielders who know where the back of the net is. Headliners The first of those came courtesy of Lewis Baker, who scored for the second time in Middlesbrough colours and the first in the league, in a 3-2 win versus…


The Loan Report: September 4-10

September 10, 2017

We’re back from the international break with a Loan Report that now features 34 players after the summer transfer window closed last week. With plenty to cover, let’s get stuck in. Headliners Danilo Pantic made the decision to return to Partizan Belgrade this season for a loan spell, two years after departing for Chelsea, and so far it’s working out superbly for him. He’s already closing on playing as many…


The Loan Report: August 21-27

August 27, 2017

August is yet to come to an end and we’ve reached the ten-goal milestone for the Chelsea Loan Army season, as well as passing the 100 appearances marker too. Four goals this week came from familiar sources, with two for a prolific marksman and one celebrating his first senior strike. Headliners Lewis Baker got us off and running with a goal in his first Middlesbrough start on Tuesday evening. Handed…


The Loan Report: August 14-20

August 20, 2017

A quieter week on the loan front was arguably headlined by the graduation of Andreas Christensen from star loanee over the last two years into stud Chelsea centre-half, following the Dane’s starring role in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, but as we focus on this year’s vintage, we instead focus on Marco van Ginkel, who continues to bang in the goals at PSV Eindhoven. Headliners The midfielder,…


The Loan Report: August 7-13

READING, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Lucas Piazon of Fulham celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Fulham at Madejski Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Reading, England. (Photo by Harry Hubbard/Getty Images)
August 13, 2017

The new loan season got firmly back into the swing of things this week, with a host of leagues getting their new campaigns underway, including the Premier League, where this term Chelsea have a record number of their players plying their trade. There’s plenty to catch up on, so let’s get stuck in. Headliners The first of four goals scored over the past seven days came courtesy of Lucas Piazon,…


The Loan Report: August 1-6

August 6, 2017

We’re back for a new season! No fewer than 25 Chelsea players have already secured themselves loan moves for the 2017-18 season and, with the English Football League getting underway this weekend, the Loan Report returns to keep tabs on each and every one of them. Headliners The most notable performance of the opening day of the campaign belonged to Jamal Blackman, who helped Sheffield United to a winning start…


The Loan Report: A Pre-Season Primer

July 2, 2017

As Chelsea academy players return for pre-season, a hive of activity has already begun to determine just how well-stocked the 2017-18 Loan Army is set to become. With Danilo Pantic (Partizan Belgrade), Nathan Baxter (Woking) and Fankaty Dabo (Vitesse) already having secured moves, the Blues have wasted little time in getting down to business, and plenty more are expected to follow. To celebrate the beginning of another campaign, here’s something…