• The Loan Report: October 1-7
  • Under-18s: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Chelsea
  • UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 10-1 Molde
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The Loan Report: October 1-7

The Loan Army is an imperfect venture but, when it works, it works well. Mason Mount’s England call-up this week encapsulated that and headlines this week’s Loan Report. Headliners Mount has been genuinely outstanding for Derby County this season, not just in scoring and creating goals, but in his all-round impact on a much-changed, generally younger Rams team seeking to build a promotion-winning campaign. His performance in last week’s League…

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Under-18s: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Chelsea

They left it late but Chelsea’s Under-18s made it five straight wins in all competitions in defeating Brighton 2-1 away from home on Saturday morning. Against a difficult opponent and in increasingly trying conditions, the Blues – wearing yellow – were forced to dig deep on the South Coast, particular after seeing Tino Anjorin’s outstanding 77th-minute strike cancelled out by Ryan Longman three minutes later, but they found their resolve…

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UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 10-1 Molde

If there were still some people out there who weren’t aware that Chelsea were in this season’s UEFA Youth League, there won’t be any more, after they beat Molde 10-1 on Wednesday afternoon to get the ball rolling on another campaign in which they intend to challenge for honours. The Blues’ first-team’s failure to qualify for the Champions League left their Under-19s unable to enter the path of the junior-age…

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Previewing Chelsea’s 2018-19 UEFA Youth League Season

Chelsea return for their fifth UEFA Youth League campaign this week with a different outlook on the competition than they’ve ever had before. Their debut in 2013-14 ended at the Quarter Final stage in defeat to Schalke before back-to-back successes under Adi Viveash in Nyon; the second of those was insufficient to allow them to defend their crown under the then-competition rules, with the first-team also failing to qualify them…

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The Loan Report: September 24-30

It was a fairly quiet week overall on the loan front for Chelsea but, when headlines were made, they were made in sensational fashion. There were none bigger than those achieved by Frank Lampard and Jody Morris at Derby County in midweek, so let’s start there. Headliners The Rams, of course, have Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori amongst their squad for the campaign, and both were in sterling form on…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 5-1 Norwich City

Chelsea began the defence of their Under-18 Premier League Cup with a fine 5-1 win against Norwich City at Cobham on Saturday. The Canaries have struggled this season and were put to the sword by a clinical and efficient Blues side that had itself been subject to plenty of rotation. Thierno Ballo’s first-half hat-trick set them on their way, before Henry Lawrence and Jon Russell added to the tally in…

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