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Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Leicester City

A much-changed Chelsea Development point missed the chance to go six points clear at the top of the Premier League 2 table on Friday night as they allowed Leicester City, their nearest challengers, to mount a late comeback from 2-0 down to claim a point with a stoppage-time equaliser. On a day that saw Tariq Lamptey and Clinton Mola depart on a permanent basis, while Charlie Brown joined George McEachran…

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The Loan Report: January 20-26

In a generally quiet week on the loan front, we’ll use this week’s Loan Report to catch up on a few changing situations and look forward to the final week of the transfer window. Headliners Two loanees found themselves new homes this week, the most notable of those being Victor Moses, who swapped Fenerbahce for Internazionale and a reunion with Antonio Conte, who famously converted him to a wing-back in…

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Development Squad: Everton 2-2 Chelsea

Chelsea might have been making sandcastles pre-match but it was far from a day at the beach for the Development Squad as they earned a hard-fought point away to Everton in Premier League 2 action on Friday night. On a terrible playing surface at Southport’s Pure Stadium, one with plenty of sand coverage owing to recent bad weather, the young Blues extended their unbeaten league run to fifteen matches and…

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The Loan Report: January 13-19

Two members of the Loan Army who are unlikely to ever actually return to play for Chelsea scored this week but, nevertheless, they’re deserving of this week’s headlines. Headliners Lucas Piazon has had another frustrating in what, in all honesty, must be a fairly frustrating career so far. 2020 has been kinder though and, after scoring in the league for Rio Ave last weekend, he netted a free kick away…

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Under-18s: Aston Villa 3-2 Chelsea

Unbeaten and top of the table heading into the new year, January hasn’t quite been the same for Chelsea’s Under-18s and, after a 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime left them without a win in three league matches, there’s work to do in pursuit of the title. How exactly they contrived to lose this topsy-turvy match they’ll never know. Twice they were ahead, early in each half courtesy…

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