The Loan Report: February 13-19

February 19, 2017

Two more goals over the past seven days take us to 94 goals for the Chelsea Loan Army season (whilst maintaining the streak of at least one being scored in every full week of the campaign so far), but it hasn’t been plain sailing by any measure, and injuries are starting to mount up. Let’s start with the good news anyway. Headliners Lucas Piazon has made steady and occasionally spectacular…


Development Squad: Chelsea 3-4 Manchester City

February 18, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad suffered a first league defeat since September as they went down 4-3 to Manchester City at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Brahim Diaz’s hat-trick did the damage as, despite mounting a comeback from an early two-goal deficit courtesy of Charly Musonda and Josimar Quintero, they suffered a second-half sucker punch with a dubious penalty awarded by Premier League referee Kevin Friend, and a fourth from Isaac…


Under-18s: Chelsea 13-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

February 18, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s began a busy day of club action in emphatic style after recording a remarkable 13-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Cobham. Four goals from substitute Charlie Brown and hat-tricks from Martell Taylor-Crossdale, Luke McCormick led the way, with Conor Gallagher, Harvey St Clair and Cole Dasilva also getting in on one of the more unbelievable scorelines of this, or any, season. Following the FA Youth Cup…


FA Youth Cup: Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea

February 15, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s reached the Semi Finals of the FA Youth Cup for the eighth year in succession as they battled to a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Leicester City on Wednesday evening. In a performance which was some way short of their free-flowing best, the youngsters were forced to dig in and scrap their way to victory on an extremely wet evening at the King Power Stadium; Iké Ugbo’s second half…


The Loan Report: February 6-12

February 12, 2017

We’re closing on a significant milestone in the Loan Report as six goals this past week too us to 92 for the season overall, edging ever-closer to the century mark. Ahead of schedule by comparison to the 2013-14 season, when that year’s Loan Army notched a remarkable 125 goals, it promises to be a very interesting couple of months as this season’s vintage go about their business. Headliners The first…


Under-18s: Leicester City 0-3 Chelsea

February 11, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s made it a hat-trick of Southern section league titles on Saturday morning as they came away from Leicester City with a 3-0 win. First half goals from Martell Taylor-Crossdale and George McEachran established control of proceedings and a late Luke McCormick penalty ensures a third straight season topping the Southern table for the Blues, who will now prepare for the Elite stage of merit group competition, where the…


The Loan Report: January 30 – February 5

February 5, 2017

The goals continue to flow steadily for the Chelsea Loan Army, with another four this week taking us to a total of 86 for the season and maintaining the streak of having at least one in every full week of the 2016-17 so far. We begin with a record-breaking familiar face. Headliners Tammy Abraham’s 16th league goal – his 19th in all competitions – might have arrived rather fortuitously but…


Under-18s: Reading 0-2 Chelsea

February 4, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s moved to within a win of securing a third consecutive Southern section title on Saturday morning after defeating second-placed Reading 2-0 at Hogwood Park. In a hard-fought match between the two teams that have made much of the going in the Southern section this season, goals late in either half from George McEachran and Callum Hudson-Odoi took Jody Morris’ side eight points clear at the top of the…


FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday

February 1, 2017

Chelsea booked their place in the last eight of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday evening with a comfortable 4-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Aldershot. First half goals from Trevoh Chalobah and Iké Ugbo underlined a dominant first-half display that provided the platform for their safe passage through to the Quarter Finals, with captain Mason Mount adding to the scoreline later in the game with what was his fifth…


The Loan Report: January 23-29

January 29, 2017

One way or another, all roads eventually seem to lead to Vitesse as far as Chelsea’s loan army goes, and our four headliners this week each have connections with Chelsea’s Dutch affiliate. We begin, appropriately, in Arnhem. Headliners It’s been one of the most positive weeks for the club in a long, long time. On Wednesday night they saw off Eredivisie leaders Feyenoord 2-0 in the Dutch Cup Quarter Finals…