The Loan Report: January 8-14

January 14, 2018

It’s been another quiet week on the loan front, with a number of players still on their winter break, and injuries afflicting others. With no headliners of note, we’ll dive into the typically busy English schedule. England Premier League The worst news of the week was that Izzy Brown’s season is over after he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament early in Brighton’s FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace on…


The Loan Report: January 2-7

January 7, 2018

The Loan Report remains Anglo-centric for the time being, with the rest of Europe and beyond enjoying winter breaks, but there remains plenty of action to catch up on. We begin with Ola Aina’s first senior goal. Headliners Aina, Fikayo Tomori and Michael Hector have been mainstays of Hull’s team since new manager Nigel Adkins arrived at the club a month ago, comprising 75% of the Tigers’ back four that…


The Loan Report: December 26 – January 1

January 1, 2018

The first Loan Report of 2018 covers a congested schedule in England, where there have been few headline-makers, but there is plenty of scope for situations to change in the coming month with the opening of the winter transfer window. England Premier League With some teams facing as many as three matches in the space of six days, the action came thick and fast for some of Chelsea’s loanees, although…


The Loan Report: December 18-24

December 24, 2017

A festive Loan Report covers the busy schedule from the past seven days, with plenty more football in store yet before 2017 is out. We start, as we have done so often recently, in the Netherlands. Headliners Marco van Ginkel finds Eredivisie football too easy. That much is patently clear, and was emphasised again in midweek when he scored for PSV at home to VVV in the Dutch Cup, his…


The Loan Report: December 11-17

December 17, 2017

Our loan attentions turn towards the Netherlands this week, where Marco van Ginkel and Mason Mount continue to earn positive reviews. Headliners Van Ginkel was, once again, front and centre for PSV as he struck twice away to Groningen (where Todd Kane played the last fifteen minutes) in midweek, and added another at home to ADO Den Haag on Saturday night. Two of his three tallies were penalties, but he’s…


The Loan Report: December 4-10

December 10, 2017

Much like last week, it was a frustrating seven days for a number of Chelsea’s loan army, whilst Mario Pašalić scored again to keep his good form going for Spartak Moscow. Headliners Pašalić came off the bench midway through the second half of Spartak’s Moscow derby at home to CSKA on Sunday, and took his season’s tally up to five with a stoppage-time goal to seal a 3-0 win. It…


The Loan Report: November 27 – December 3

December 3, 2017

Last week’s goal-filled Loan Report is followed, typically, by a much quieter edition this weekend. There was one goal to report on however, scored way back last Monday, and it came courtesy of Mario Pašalić. Headliners Pašalić’s Spartak Moscow hosted Zenit St Petersburg in one of the most keenly-anticipated fixtures of the Russian Premier League season, and it was the Croatian midfielder who helped to seal a 3-1 win with…


The Loan Report: November 20-26

November 26, 2017

A bunch of goals were scored over the past seven days to give us plenty to talk about in the latest Loan Report, so let’s dive right in. Headliners Starting a little under a full week ago, we begin in Mexico, where Joao Rodriguez has been on a scoring tear for Tampico Madero as Los Jaibos mounted a surprising promotion challenge. A goal against Mineros secured a Playoff Quarter Final…


The Loan Report: November 13-19

November 19, 2017

The Loan Report returns from the final international hiatus of 2017 with much to talk about, not least concerning the antics of several loanees for their countries over the last fortnight. Headliners Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have caught the eye with Premier League opportunities at Swansea City and Crystal Palace respectively this season so far and, with England manager Gareth Southgate deprived of several significant regulars for the friendlies…


The Loan Report: October 30 – November 5

November 5, 2017

This week’s Loan Report isn’t headlined by goalscorers, but by international call-ups. Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both received their first calls to the senior England squad this week, and both richly deserve the accolade. Headliners Anyone who has watched Chelsea’s development squads in recent years will have been easily able to identify their potential, and the pair have excelled for the Three Lions at junior age levels, and will…