The Loan Report: September 10-16

September 16, 2018

We’re back from the international break with a full complement of loanees to catch up on, with the headlines this week belonging to Iké Ugbo. Headliners Ugbo will have found out a lot about himself over the past twelve months; his first loan in professional football was at Championship club Barnsley, where a promising start grew into winter frustration. He swapped the Tykes’ red for the white of Milton Keynes…


The Loan Report: September 3-9

September 9, 2018

The international break usually means a break from the Loan Report but, with more a dozen young Blues still around and not getting any time off, we’re still going to check in on the latest news and views. Headliners The best performer over the past seven days has to be Yeovil’s Nathan Baxter, who recorded a fifth straight clean sheet in the Glovers’ midweek Checkatrade Trophy clash with Exeter City….


The Loan Report: August 27 – September 2

September 2, 2018

There are even more goals from the Championship in this week’s edition of the Loan Report as young, English hopefuls continue to make headlines. With the transfer window also closing in most countries on Friday, we’ll also cover the last-minute deals that took the Loan Army up to a record-breaking 40. Headliners Before the flurry of Friday deals, however, there was a midweek round of League Cup action for our…


The Loan Report: August 20-26

August 26, 2018

The goals continue to flow for Chelsea’s Loan Army and, indeed, we’re slightly ahead of the early-season total from this point a year ago. A pair of talented Championship playmakers were responsible for adding to the tally late in the week, but it was a duo playing overseas who got things going. Headliners Mario Pašalić had already made his presence felt in Atalanta colours in Europe, and on Monday night…


The Loan Report: August 13-19

August 19, 2018

A bunch of young Championship teenagers lead the way in this week’s Loan Report; four England youth internationals, four more goals, and a hell of a lot of promise. Headliners The League Cup often provides opportunity for the next generation of academy talent to step up and get their feet wet in professional football. Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount, Kasey Palmer and Trevoh Chalobah have all however jumped in at the…


The Loan Report: August 6-12

August 12, 2018

The new Chelsea Loan Army season is barely two full weeks old, but already we’ve had plenty of action to reflect on, and a healthy goalscoring start to the campaign. Headliners Three more goals came long over the past seven days, beginning with Mario Pašalić’s strike on debut for Atalanta. A substitute in their Europa League qualifier away to Hapoel Haifa, he entered the fray after an hour, and took…


The Loan Report: July 30 – August 5

August 5, 2018

The Loan Report returns for another season – the ninth in a row on – and with 22 players already out and about, there’s plenty to sink our teeth into. Headliners Mason Mount, as he did so often last season, made the headlines on the opening weekend of the Football League campaign by scoring on his Derby County debut. Working under Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and Jody Morris at…


The Loan Report: Season Review

May 27, 2018

Europe’s most notorious loan empire has just finished another record-breaking season, but it might also be on the verge of finally downsizing. Over the past ten months, 39 players have played more than 80,000 combined minutes over 1050+ matches, scoring 99 goals, keeping 37 clean sheets, winning titles, securing promotion, lifting cups, and experiencing the heartache of relegation. It’s a familiar story to regular readers of the Loan Report, with…


The Loan Report: May 14-20

May 20, 2018

Mason Mount took Vitesse to the brink of Europa League qualification. Matt Miazga helped them over the line. We begin the final Loan Report of the season with a look at how the Arnhem club secured UEFA competition football for 2017-18. Headliners For much of the season it looked as if Vitesse’s Europa League experience this term was to be a one-off; sinking lower and lower in the league under…


The Loan Report: May 7-13

May 13, 2018

Mason Mount is intent on dragging Vitesse back into the Europa League next season, whether he’ll be at the Gelredome again or not, and demonstrated as much with an unstoppable week of football. Headliners Vitesse’s sixth-place finish ensured they would take part in the Eredivisie’s four-team playoff for the final Europa League Qualifying Round berth. A two-legged Semi Final against ADO Den Haag was up first, and Mount was simply…