• The Loan Report: December 3-9
  • Under-18s: Manchester United 3-0 Chelsea
  • Development Squad: Chelsea 3-2 West Ham United
  • Development Squad: Chelsea 2-1 Wimbledon

Development Squad: Chelsea 2-3 Brighton & Hove Albion

Chelsea’s Development Squad were punished for not being good enough for long enough against Brighton & Hove Albion at Aldershot on Saturday, succumbing to a 3-2 defeat, despite mounting a late and enthusiastic comeback effort. The Blues were second-best for long portions of the match, and found themselves 3-0 down before an hour had been played, as goals from Victor Gyokeres, Aaron Connolly and Jordan Davies put them to the…


The Loan Report: October 15-21

We’re back with a full Loan Report after the international break, and we’ve got another Tammy Abraham goal, as he begins life under a new manager in positive fashion. Headliners Abraham’s form has been pretty good so far at Aston Villa, registering three goals in six games heading into the weekend, but the club’s overall record under Steve Bruce was woeful and led to a change of manager. Dean Smith…


Under-18s: West Ham United 0-5 Chelsea

Chelsea’s Under-18s made it six consecutive wins on Saturday morning courtesy of a 5-0 victory away to West Ham United at Little Heath. It was scarcely ever a contest as the hosts, with six schoolboys in their starting eleven, were overwhelmed by their bigger, better and older opponents. Simple mistakes cost them four first-half goals as Faustino Anjorin, Henry Lawrence, Marcel Lewis and Thierno Ballo all found the back of…


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…


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…