The Loan Report: October 1-6

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October 6, 2019

The Loan Report has been headlined for most of this season by Iké Ugbo and Conor Gallagher, and this week is no different, as they each found the back of the net again to keep their stars burning bright. Headliners It’s been a strange week for Ugbo in the wake of stories claiming that Roda have been using the money sent to them by Chelsea as a salary contribution to…

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Under-18s: Leicester City 1-4 Chelsea

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October 5, 2019

Six wins and a draw from seven league matches would ordinarily be enough to take the outright lead in the league standings, but as Chelsea remained unbeaten this season with a 4-1 win at Leicester on Saturday, they have to make do with a share of first place as both Brighton and Fulham have matched them point for point so far. The Blues will only focus on what they can…

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The Loan Report: September 23-30

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September 29, 2019

We’re back for another week of Loan Report nourishment, and have a couple of goals to lead the way; one from a familiar face, one not quite so much. Headliners Lucas Piazon’s two-year loan to Portuguese side Rio Ave effectively sounded the death knell on his Chelsea career, and gives him enough time to settle into his new surroundings with a view to a more permanent arrangement moving forward. He…

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The Loan Report: September 16-22

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September 22, 2019

A quiet seven days on the loan front brought us little by way of goals or headliners, but plenty of development nonetheless, so let’s get stuck in. Headliners Conor Gallagher has been the star of the show so far this term, starting his career in the professional game with a small handful of goals and assists at Charlton, form that this week earned him the EFL Championship Player of the…

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Previewing the 2019-20 UEFA Youth League Campaign

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September 16, 2019

To say Chelsea have something of an affinity with the UEFA Youth League would be something of an understatement. They’ve won a remarkable 40 of the 47 matches they’ve played in the competition, accumulating a +100 goal difference along the way, and have reached the final in each of the last four occasions they’ve played in it. However, they only have two Lennart Johansson Trophies in the silverware cabinet back…

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The Loan Report: September 9-15

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September 15, 2019

The first Loan Report after September’s international break features Iké Ugbo’s third goal in four matches for Roda JC in what was, otherwise, a fairly quiet week. Headliners Ugbo’s decision to head to the Dutch second division this summer came after indifferent spells at Barnsley, Scunthorpe and Milton Keynes in English football, and was essentially taking one step backward in order to take two forward. In finding a level of…

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Under-18s: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Chelsea

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September 14, 2019

Chelsea’s Under-18s remain unbeaten this season, but saw their 100% start come to an end away to Brighton on Saturday morning, with the Seagulls enduring the same fate at the end of a hard-fought 1-1 draw. Both teams came into the match with four wins from four so far this term; the hosts topped the table by virtue of having a superior goal difference, but the promise of a fascinating…

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The Academy Decade: Going International

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September 8, 2019

When Mason Mount stepped on to the Wembley pitch on Saturday afternoon against Bulgaria, he became the eighth Chelsea academy product to make his England debut in the last two years. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham, Jack Cork, Dominic Solanke, Nathaniel Chalobah, Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi went before him and, in accounting for almost half of the last eighteen overall debutants in that time, the Blues extended an unrivalled recent…

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The Loan Report: August 26 – September 1

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September 1, 2019

A quiet week on the loan front gives us the opportunity to take stock of affairs we approach the final day of the transfer window. Three new faces have joined the Loan Army ranks over the past seven days, and more are set to follow, bringing an end to another hectic summer of comings and goings. Headliners Tiémoué Bakayoko is going home. Two years after an expensive and protracted transfer…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa

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August 31, 2019

For all of their remarkable exploits in recent years, Chelsea have struggled to impose themselves against Aston Villa in Under-18 football during that time. After scoring 24 times against them in three matches during the 2014-15 season, they’ve not beaten them by more than a single goal at Cobham, and only achieved the feat once in total since. So, despite emerging with a fourth successive win to maintain their 100%…

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