The Loan Report: February 26 – March 4

March 4, 2018

A relatively quiet week on the loan front lacked significant headlines and several English-based players saw their fixtures postponed due to heavy snow and freezing weather. With nothing specific to focus on, let’s dive straight in. England Premier League Inclement weather rarely results in postponements in the Premier League, however, and so a full schedule of matches went ahead. Kurt Zouma was in superb form for Stoke at Southampton, but…


FA Youth Cup: Fulham 0-6 Chelsea

February 27, 2018

Chelsea have often made things look much easier than they actually are in their dominant FA Youth Cup stretch over the past five years, but rarely have they done what they did to Fulham on a bitterly cold Tuesday evening on the banks of the River Thames. Frustrated despite their first half dominance at Craven Cottage, Jody Morris’ young Blues put their West London neighbours to the sword in the…


The Loan Report: February 19-25

February 25, 2018

A steady pace of loanee goals continued this week, despite Michy Batshuayi being held off the scoresheet for the first time at Dortmund, as Kasey Palmer and Mason Mount chipped in with strong performances instead, whilst Joao Rodriguez also found the net again. Headliners Palmer’s season hasn’t exactly gone the way most had hoped way back in August. Fresh off the back of helping Huddersfield to the Premier League, he…


Under-18s: Fulham 0-1 Chelsea

February 23, 2018

A second-half goal from Charlie Brown kept Chelsea’s Under-18s six points clear at the top of the Under-18 Premier League after beating Fulham 1-0 on Friday night to kick off the first of a double-header of fixtures against their West London neighbours. On a terribly cold evening at the Motspur Park training ground, Jody Morris’ youngsters kicked off knowing that closest title rivals Arsenal had reduced their advantage at the…


UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 5-2 Feyenoord

February 21, 2018

Chelsea’s UEFA Youth League adventure continues following a handsome 5-2 win over Feyenoord to set up a Quarter Final trip to Real Madrid next month. An action-packed first twenty minutes saw four goals as the Blues flew out of the traps at Aldershot, quickly finding themselves two goals to the good courtesy of Ethan Ampadu and Daishawn Redan, and although Achraf El Bouchataoui quickly halved the deficit, Juan Castillo restored…


The Loan Report: February 12-18

February 18, 2018

Michy Batshuayi continues to do the business at Dortmund and scored twice against Atalanta in the Europa League this week to ensure he takes the headlines in this latest edition of the Loan Report. Headliners The Belgian forward had already made an instant impact at the Westfalenstadion after his deadline-day move, scoring three goals in his first two appearances, and his second-half heroics against Atalanta on Thursday ensured the Germans…


Development Squad: Manchester United 0-4 Chelsea

February 16, 2018

A Chelsea Development Squad team missing six key players beat Manchester United 4-0 at Leigh Sports Village on Friday night to ease their own relegation concerns whilst piling them on their hosts in an emphatic victory. Juan Castillo, Kylian Hazard, Reece James and Harvey St Clair all scored in a comprehensive success for a depleted squad, and the three points move them up to sixth in the twelve-team league with…


FA Youth Cup: Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Chelsea

February 13, 2018

Chelsea reached a ninth consecutive FA Youth Cup Quarter Final after a thoroughly professional and diligent display earned them a 2-0 win away to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday evening. A goal in either half from Dujon Sterling and Marc Guehi respectively secured another last eight berth for the young Blues, who were measured and composed in every department, barely giving Tottenham a sniff, and looking every inch the favourites they…


The Loan Report: February 5-11

February 11, 2018

We’ve got four more goals to catch up on from the last week in this edition of the Loan Report, and all four were scored by young centre-forwards, both at home and abroad. We begin with Tammy Abraham. Headliners The 20 year-old has experienced the highs and lows of top-flight football during his stay at Swansea City, starting the campaign in good form that earned him a maiden England cap,…


Development Squad: Lincoln City 1-1 Chelsea (Lincoln City win 4-2 on penalties)

February 6, 2018

Chelsea’s Checkatrade Trophy dream ended in heartbreaking fashion at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank on Tuesday night, as they fell to defeat on penalties following a 1-1 draw, and were denied a trip to Wembley to play for professional silverware. Under pressure all night in the face of a fiercely-competitive home team and crowd, the Blues battled bravely, showed character and spirit beyond their tender years, and even managed to recover…