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…


The Loan Report: October 23-29

October 29, 2017

A trio of goalscoring midfielders added to their resumés this week as Mario Pašalić, Marco van Ginkel and Mason Mount all found the back of the net for their loan clubs, whilst Michael Hector added his name to the Hull City scoresheet for the first time. Headliners Pašalić was the first to weigh in, with his third goal of the campaign for Spartak Moscow, as he displayed a typical poacher’s…


Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal

October 28, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad are still searching for their first win since August, after a 2-2 stalemate against Arsenal on Saturday saw them record three draws in the space of six days, but they will have gone away from Aldershot’s EBB Stadium with plenty of reason to be positive about their fortunes moving forwards. Joe Edwards’ Blues twice led through Martell Taylor-Crossdale and Dujon Sterling, only to be pegged back on…


The Loan Report: October 16-22

October 22, 2017

Marco van Ginkel reclaimed the lead in the Loan Army’s goalscoring ranks this season with a brace as PSV beat Heracles to lead off our latest round-up. Headliners The 24 year-old midfielder has been a steady source of goals during his three different stays in Eindhoven, and contributed again with a brace in a 3-0 win over Heracles on Sunday, taking his overall tally for the season to six, one…


Under-18s: Southampton 4-0 Chelsea

October 21, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s saw their perfect start to the Premier Academy League season come to a juddering halt on Saturday as they were beaten 4-0 by Southampton at the Staplewood training ground. In wet and blustery conditions brought on by Storm Brian, the Blues never looked up for the fight, and were nowhere near their best, as goals from Harry Hamblin and Harlem Hale before the break were added to by…


The Loan Report: October 9-15

October 15, 2017

The Loan Report returns from the October international hiatus with a brace of goals for Tammy Abraham, who continues to trend upwards in his maiden Premier League campaign. Headliners As noted during the last Loan Report, Swansea were generally producing good quality scoring chances, but they weren’t producing many of them. Abraham was responsible for two of their three league goals (with another effort coming in the League Cup) and,…