• The Loan Report: October 15-21
  • Under-18s: West Ham United 0-5 Chelsea
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The Loan Report: August 6-12

The new Chelsea Loan Army season is barely two full weeks old, but already we’ve had plenty of action to reflect on, and a healthy goalscoring start to the campaign. Headliners Three more goals came long over the past seven days, beginning with Mario Pašalić’s strike on debut for Atalanta. A substitute in their Europa League qualifier away to Hapoel Haifa, he entered the fray after an hour, and took…

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Under-18s: Southampton 1-3 Chelsea

Another Chelsea Under-18 season is off and running as the young Blues recorded a 3-1 opening-day win at Southampton on Saturday morning. Having previously come unstuck on the South Coast in each of their last two visits, the fixture looked to be a particularly tricky one to kick things off with when the schedule was released a month ago, but a resilient performance saw then emerge victorious. Late first half…

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Chelsea Academy Season Preview 2018-19: Under-18s

Well, how do you improve on that? We asked the same question a year ago when Jody Morris’ Under-18s went into the 2017-18 season off the back of an historic treble-winning campaign. Their answer was to go one better, securing a quadruple success in which they retained all three trophies – including a record fifth successive FA Youth Cup – and added the inaugural Under-18 Premier League Cup to their…

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Chelsea Academy Season Preview 2018-19: Development Squad

No one academy season is like the one that preceded it; the very nature of youth development encourages progression, change, and the eternal hope of feeding players through the system and into professional football. As we get ready for the big kick-off of the 2018-19 Chelsea academy season, things look markedly different, even by usual standards. We’ll cover a new-look Under-18 team tomorrow but today’s focus is squarely on Joe…

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