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  • The Loan Report: February 4-10
  • Development Squad: Derby County 0-1 Chelsea
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The Loan Report: April 1-3

This issue of The Loan Report takes a quick look at the weekend action amongst Chelsea’s young loanees, as clubs returned to domestic action after a fortnight of international jaunts. It was a case of maintaining the status quo in the Premier League, with Daniel Sturridge impressing whilst Gael Kakuta and Michael Mancienne saw no playing time. Sturridge had an excellent first half against Birmingham City for Bolton Wanderers, and…

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Title Hopes Fade After Stoke Draw

A spirited Stoke side brought to halt the Chelsea revival, as an impressive first half showing was followed by an abject second half performance which made us work hard to earn a point from the game. Jon Walters had given Stoke City the lead inside the first 10 minutes, but a Didier Drogba strike, his first in almost two months, levelled things up. Chelsea started with their standard 4-4-2 formation,…

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Had Scolari Completely Lost It?

Recently Luiz Filipe Scolari finally broke his silence on his time as Chelsea manager, a silence that many must feel really didn’t need to be broken. He released an attack on the dressing room culture that was present during his time in charge, saying how “it was difficult to control the dressing room” as players like Didier Drogba and Michael Ballack caused him problems due to rivalry for places in…

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The Loan (and International) Report: March 21-31

With the last fortnight seeing the football calendar largely taken over by international commitments, the latest instalment of The Loan Report will also catch up on how Chelsea’s youngsters have been doing on their travels. Starting at home, the international break meant no action in the Premier League and The Championship, but there was selected activity in Leagues One and Two. Conor Clifford was an unused substitute for Notts County…

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Mike Bassett Chelsea Manager

For those who have seen the film featuring Ricky Tomlinson as Mike Bassett the England manager, you will remember a quote from the film during a press conference, he states; “This country will be playing Four Four F***ing Two” and leaves. This got me thinking; should Carlo raise an eyebrow at this quote and get his thinking cap on and the clogs inside turning at a pace? Does he stick…

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This Is A Man’s World. Really?

As long as I’ve been a football enthusiast I have been mocked by men for getting into a ‘men’s sport’ that I could possibly not understand, and I’m sure I’m not the only girl who has experienced it. Women are stereotypically ignorant about sports, which I can agree with. Most women really aren’t interested in masculine sports, including football. But things are changing and we can spot more women wearing football shirts…

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The Chelsea Stadium Move

Ever since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea Football Club in June 2003, one rumour has persistently risen and fallen as regularly as the tide; that Chelsea will leave Stamford Bridge. Many reports have, over the years, linked us with a move just up the road to the Earls Court site. However a recent story in the Daily Telegraph put those rumours to rest once and for all, stating that the site owners had revealed a…

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Was Copenhagen Pricing Policy “A” Farce

Prior to our second leg against Copenhagen in the Champions League there were a lot of annoyed people. After the 0-2 victory in Denmark, people were disenchanted with the pricing policy set out by the club for the second leg at Stamford Bridge. Personally I agree with their disenchantment, especially in these times of austerity where money is tight enough anyway. I’m certain that in the long run, the club…

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Reserves: Wigan Athletic 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea’s Reserve team extended their unbeaten run to six matches and completed a hat-trick of consecutive wins over North-West opposition with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Wigan Athletic on Monday afternoon. A first half goal from Billy Clifford ensured all three points would be heading back down south as the Blues moved into second place in the South Group, and are in with an outstanding chance of this season’s title….

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Czech Starlet Set For Blues Deal

Chelsea appear set to add another highly-rated teenager to their ranks this week, as a deal for 15 year-old Czech forward Dominik Mašek is believed to be close. The FK Příbram forward spent a week on trial with the club earlier this season and a move reportedly worth upwards of £1m is said to be close. Mašek’s club confirmed that he and a younger player both spent some time training…

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