Under-18s: Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea

April 29, 2017

After another FA Youth Cup was added to the trophy cabinet in midweek, attentions turned to the league title for Chelsea’s Under-18s on Saturday, where a 1-0 win at Liverpool kept Jody Morris’ boys on course for the double. Tariq Uwakwe’s deflected first-half strike proved enough to separate the teams in a scrappy affair where both teams were some way short of their free-flowing best, but the Blues dug in…


The Loan Report: April 18-23

April 23, 2017

The finish line is within sight, and so is a Chelsea record. Tammy Abraham’s 26th goal of the season for Bristol City this weekend was the 119th by a Blues loanee this season, meaning we’re within seven goals of surpassing the tally of 125 notched by the 2013-14 Loan Army. Headliners Tammy is finishing his maiden professional campaign as he started it and now has four goals in his last…


The Loan Report: April 10-17

April 17, 2017

We’re approaching the last few games of the season and, despite it being a quiet week overall on the loan front, the stakes are increasingly high for the majority of Chelsea’s army of loanees. Headliners After a glut of goals the last time we were with you, we’re only able to bring you a solitary effort from Tammy Abraham this time around, but it was enough to maintain the streak…


The Loan Report: April 3-9

April 9, 2017

It’s been a very busy week on the loan front, with goals flying in left, right, and centre. With so much to cover, let’s dive straight in. Headliners The Eredivisie was responsible for the majority of our headlines, and it began with Bertrand Traore opening the scoring in Ajax’s 4-1 win against AZ Alkmaar in midweek. Playing as a centre-forward in the continued absence of the injured Kasper Dolberg, the…


The Loan Report: March 27 – April 2

April 2, 2017

The last international break of the 2016-17 season gave way to the return of club football this week, and the season-long streak of at least one goal being scored by a Chelsea loanee in every full week of the club campaign duly continued thanks to a pair of midfielders and one French forward. Headliners Marco van Ginkel is hardly a stranger to finding the back of the net and, now…


The Loan Report: March 13-19

March 19, 2017

We’re back to normal service on the Loan Army front this week, with five more goals to bring you alongside all of the latest news and goings-on across Europe and South America. Headliners Charlie Colkett got us started in midweek with his first goal for Swindon Town. It came in a losing cause at home to promotion favourites Sheffield United, but it was a stupendous strike in its own right,…


The Loan Report: March 6-12

March 12, 2017

One of the quietest weeks in the Chelsea Loan Army season threatened to bring an end to a season-long streak where every single full week of the club campaign had featured at least one goal scored by a loanee, but Andreas Christensen saw to that late on Sunday afternoon. We lead off with him in a week where several others made long-anticipated returns from injury. Headliners Christensen himself had picked…


The Loan Report: February 27 – March 5

March 5, 2017

We hit the 100 goal mark from the Chelsea Loan Army this week, with Lewis Baker front and centre in guiding Vitesse to another significant milestone. Headliners It’s been no secret around Arnhem that the main focus this season is the Dutch Cup. Without a major trophy in their 127-year history, Vitesse found themselves in the last four along with three other sides they would consider themselves favourites to beat,…


The Loan Report: February 20-26

February 26, 2017

With the good comes the bad, and as we approach the century mark on the goals front this Loan Army season, we’re also seeing a rise injuries, including one this week that was confirmed as season-ending. Let’s start with the good news. Headliners Lucas Piazon has been in good form of late as Fulham mount a playoff charge, and a very smartly-taken goal in midweek away to a Bristol City…


The Loan Report: February 13-19

February 19, 2017

Two more goals over the past seven days take us to 94 goals for the Chelsea Loan Army season (whilst maintaining the streak of at least one being scored in every full week of the campaign so far), but it hasn’t been plain sailing by any measure, and injuries are starting to mount up. Let’s start with the good news anyway. Headliners Lucas Piazon has made steady and occasionally spectacular…