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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 1-0 Millwall

Chelsea are back in the FA Youth Cup Semi Finals after a comfortable 1-0 win over Millwall at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening. A second-half strike by Armando Broja, his 20th of the season, was enough to steer the Blues to within one match of another Final, and it was ultimately a more comfortable win than the scoreline really reflected. Enjoying the lion’s share of possession and creating by many…

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The Loan Report: February 17-23

It was a quiet week on the Loan Army front but, for one or two Chelsea players, it was nevertheless an important one. Headliners Kenedy takes the plaudits for his third goal of the season, a late effort off the bench that helped Getafe beat Ajax 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 match. It took a little deflection on its way in, but it…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 4-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Chelsea returned to Under-18 Premier League action for the first time in three weeks with a resounding 4-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in a match that also saw new 17 year-old Norwegian forward Bryan Fiabema make his debut for the club. Myles Peart-Harris scored twice, once in either half, while Marcel Lewis and Dion Rankine also got in on the act in a performance that saw the Blues…

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The Loan Report: February 10-16

Lucas Piazon and Mario Pašalić are two players on rather different career trajectories right now, but both were on the scoresheet this week, taking the Loan Army to a round 40 for the season. Headliners Pašalić is trending upwards and has been for some two years now. His seventh goal of the season for Atalanta came less than a minute after he came off the bench at home to Roma…

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Under-18s: Stoke City 2-1 Chelsea (AET)

Chelsea’s young guns fell at the Semi Final hurdle of this season’s Under-18 Premier League Cup after it took Extra Time away to Stoke City to see off their spirited challenge. Not only were they up against the most physically imposing opposition they’ve faced all season, they did it with their youngest squad of the campaign, and in some of the most miserable weather conditions. Not that they’ll line up…

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 7-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

If you aren’t overly familiar with the latest crop of young hopefuls coming through at Chelsea, you’re about to become plenty more acquainted with them in the weeks and months ahead. A resounding 7-0 thumping of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Fifth Round of this year’s FA Youth Cup set up a hotly anticipated last eight tie with Millwall and served notice that the Blues want their trophy back. On this…

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The Loan Report: February 3-9

After a recent dry spell, the Loan Report has goals to report on again this week, as Iké Ugbo extended his lead atop the Chelsea loanee goalscoring ranks. Headliners The 21 year-old opted to stay with Roda during the January transfer window, despite having plenty of options elsewhere, and scored his 12th goal of a largely positive stay in Kerkrade against Den Bosch on Friday night. The problem was, it…

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Tiemoue BAKAYOKO of Monaco leave the pitch after received a red card during the Ligue 1 match between Nimes and Monaco at Stade des Costieres on February 1, 2020 in Nimes, France. (Photo by Alexandre Dimou/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

The Loan Report: January 27 – February 2

Another transfer window has come and (thankfully) gone, and there was some loan business in the final week of trading that headlines our latest catch-up on everything concerning the Loan Army. Headliners Two Development Squad players ventured out on their first career loan moves and both are heading to mainland Europe in doing so. George McEachran will link up with Dutch Eerste Divisie (that’s the second tier to you and…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 2-0 Southampton

January didn’t quite go to plan in the league for Chelsea’s Under-18s, but they made sure February got off to a much better start, as they beat Southampton 2-0 at a wintry Cobham on Saturday. Goals either side of half time courtesy of Dynel Simeu and Thierno Ballo proved enough to see off a stubborn but ultimately limited Saints team that were more about damage control than anything else. It…

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