• The Loan Report: February 11-17
  • Development Squad: Chelsea 0-2 Swansea City

Previewing Chelsea’s 2018-19 FA Youth Cup Campaign

It’s not yet Christmas and the stakes are already high. Chelsea have won five FA Youth Cups in a row. They’ve beaten the best the country has to offer without exception, and they have been thoroughly dominant, winning 40 of 44 matches in that run while losing just twice. Each of those defeats came in the first legs of Semi Final ties; they responded by scoring five in both second…


The Loan Report: December 3-9

After all the goals in last week’s Loan Report, we have none this weekend, after a quiet seven days overall. Let’s catch up on how everybody’s doing anyway. England Premier League Kurt Zouma returned to the Everton starting eleven for their midweek clash with Newcastle, for whom Kenedy missed out injured, and the Frenchman was in good form again. He’ll hope to retain his place when the Toffees host Watford…


Under-18s: Manchester United 3-0 Chelsea

A dress rehearsal for their FA Youth Cup date a week on Monday it wasn’t, but Chelsea’s defence of the Under-18 Premier League Cup now lies in the hands of results elsewhere, as a 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday morning leaves them hoping they make the Quarter Finals as one of the two best runners-up from the group stages. A miserable first half saw Andy Myers’ boys concede…


Development Squad: Chelsea 3-2 West Ham United

They had to wait until the last chance in 2018 but Chelsea’s Development Squad finally recorded their first home league win of the season against West Ham on Friday night, and they did it in dramatic style. It hasn’t been a bad season by any measure, thanks in large part to their tremendous away record, but they’ve found the going much tougher at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium and had failed to…


Development Squad: Chelsea 2-1 Wimbledon

Controversial though it may be, Chelsea’s involvement in the Checkatrade Trophy continues to yield positive results both on and off the pitch, as they beat Wimbledon 2-1 on Tuesday night to reach the last sixteen of the competition for the second successive season. The merits of allowing Under-21 teams to compete alongside fully-fledged professional outfits have long been discussed, with heated arguments almost always developing, but the Blues will have…


The Loan Report: November 26 – December 2

For one week at least, it’s Tammy Abraham’s world, and we’re all just living in it. The England forward scored five goals in two matches over the past seven days to reassert his claim to be the best forward outside of the top flight. Headliners After scoring and winning the man of the match award in last Sunday’s derby win over Birmingham, Abraham led an in-form Aston Villa into an…