Under-18s: Chelsea 2-1 Norwich City

January 11, 2014

It won’t be remembered as a classic youth team affair but Chelsea’s Under-18s got their 2014 off to a winning start on Saturday morning with a 2-1 victory over Norwich City at Cobham. In a fractious affair in which both sides exhibited all the signs of rustiness borne of three weeks away from the pitch, Dominic Solanke struck twice – his seventh and eight goals in his last three outings…


Under-21 Cup: Chelsea 2-1 West Ham United

January 6, 2014

Chelsea booked their place in the last eight of the first ever Barclays Premier League Under-21 Cup on Monday evening with a well-deserved 2-1 victory over West Ham United. Isaiah Brown gave them the lead early on and whilst Mitchell Beeney was the unfortunate victim of a freak own goal, Nathan Aké restored a lead which Dermot Drummy’s charges were never to give up. They might have added considerably more…


The Loan Report: January 1-5

January 5, 2014

The first Loan Report of 2014 begins in familiar form as Patrick Bamford continued the run of a Chelsea loanee scoring in every week of the season to date, but as we enter a month of transfer activity, the prolific hitman is amongst the many who are about to embark upon new challenges. Headliners Bamford’s seventeenth and final goal for Milton Keynes Dons came in the FA Cup away to…


Analysing The Latest Vitesse Dealings

January 2, 2014

The latest arrangement in the affiliation between Chelsea and Vitesse Arnhem has this afternoon taken Bertrand Traore to the Gelderlanders on loan until the end of the season, with Gael Kakuta and Sam Hutchinson returning from their stays overseas. We know pretty much what this means for the trio as far as Chelsea are concerned – Traore gains experience and exposure for potential future first team involvement, Hutchinson will likely…