• The Loan Report: December 10-16
  • Previewing Chelsea’s 2018-19 FA Youth Cup Campaign

Under-18s: Chelsea 2-0 Reading

Chelsea’s Under-18s returned to winning ways on Saturday morning with a hard-fought 2-0 win at home to Reading at Cobham. A week after being held to a frustrating goalless draw away to Fulham, a result that brought an end to an eight-match winning run, the Blues were able to find the right formula courtesy of first-half goals from George Nunn and Thierno Ballo. It wasn’t always easy, in unpleasant conditions…


UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 6-0 Elfsborg (9-0 on aggregate)

There will be tougher challenges ahead for sure but, for the time being, Chelsea have dealt with their UEFA Youth League schedule with the minimum of fuss. In all honesty they have no business being involved in the Domestic Champions path of the competition, yet that was the hand they were dealt by Antonio Conte’s disappointing 2017-18 first-team squad, and they’ve handled their business accordingly. Certainly, they’ve faced inferior opposition…


The Loan Report: November 19-25

Big matches call for big players, and Tammy Abraham stepped forward in the Second City Derby on Sunday, scoring and being named man of the match as Aston Villa beat Birmingham at Villa Park. Danilo Pantic also returned from injury with a pair of goals for Partizan Belgrade. Headliners Villa have been upwardly mobile since Dean Smith replaced Steve Bruce (with John Terry on his coaching staff), but Birmingham have…


Under-18s: Fulham 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea’s Under-18s missed out on the chance to close the gap at the top of the Premier League South table on Saturday morning as they were held to a goalless draw by West London neighbours Fulham at Motspur Park. With the top two in Tottenham and Arsenal playing in North London, the opportunity was at hand for Andy Myers’ boys to take advantage with a derby win of their own,…


Development Squad: Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

The wait for a home win this season goes on for Chelsea’s Development Squad but, following an 89th-minute equaliser, they will be happy to have taken a point from an entertaining London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium on Friday night. Joe Edwards’ side have been almost perfect on their travels so far in 2018-19, winning seven of eight matches away from home, but they have found things…