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…


The Loan Report: February 6-12

February 12, 2017

We’re closing on a significant milestone in the Loan Report as six goals this past week too us to 92 for the season overall, edging ever-closer to the century mark. Ahead of schedule by comparison to the 2013-14 season, when that year’s Loan Army notched a remarkable 125 goals, it promises to be a very interesting couple of months as this season’s vintage go about their business. Headliners The first…


The Loan Report: January 30 – February 5

February 5, 2017

The goals continue to flow steadily for the Chelsea Loan Army, with another four this week taking us to a total of 86 for the season and maintaining the streak of having at least one in every full week of the 2016-17 so far. We begin with a record-breaking familiar face. Headliners Tammy Abraham’s 16th league goal – his 19th in all competitions – might have arrived rather fortuitously but…


The Loan Report: January 23-29

January 29, 2017

One way or another, all roads eventually seem to lead to Vitesse as far as Chelsea’s loan army goes, and our four headliners this week each have connections with Chelsea’s Dutch affiliate. We begin, appropriately, in Arnhem. Headliners It’s been one of the most positive weeks for the club in a long, long time. On Wednesday night they saw off Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord 2-0 in the Dutch Cup Quarter Finals…


The Loan Report: January 16-22

January 22, 2017

We’re back up to full speed on the loan front this week with the last of those having had winter breaks now returning to action, but it’s Izzy Brown who continued the streak of us having at least one loanee score in every full week of the club season so far. Headliners Brown, you might remember, began the campaign in the red and white of Rotherham, but moved across Yorkshire…


The Loan Report: January 9-15

January 15, 2017

The goals continue to flow at a steady rate for the Chelsea loan army, with three more this week taking us to 77 for the season, and ensuring that the streak of at least one in every full week of the club season so far continues. We kick off with the youngster responsible for more of them than any other. Headliners Tammy Abraham is, for the avoidance of any doubt,…


The Loan Report: January 3-8

January 8, 2017

The Loan Report remains slightly short of full strength with much of Europe still on winter breaks, but we’ve still got plenty to bring you, beginning with news of a high-profile returnee. Headliners Nathan Aké began the season struggling to get into the Bournemouth team. As 2017 begins, however, he is leaving the South Coast to return to Chelsea having impressed sufficiently during his two-month run in the side for…


The Loan Report: December 26 – January 2

January 2, 2017

It’s been a busy Christmas and New Year period for the Loan Army, but we’ve been on top of all the goings-on in an action-packed first Loan Report of 2017. Headliners There’ve been no shortage of goals since we were last with you, and most of them have come courtesy of Tammy Abraham. On Boxing Day he scored an equaliser for Bristol City away to Wolves only to end up…