The Loan Report: September 22-28

September 28, 2014

It’s been as productive a week of loanwatch football as there has been in some time, as numerous Chelsea youngsters hit the headlines for the right reasons. With plenty to talk about, let’s dive right in. Headliners So many made the headlines that this section will dominate much of the report, but it does so deservedly. We begin with Middlesbrough’s midweek trip to Liverpool in the League Cup; the fixture…


Under-18s: Tottenham Hotspur 2-4 Chelsea

September 27, 2014

Chelsea’s Under-18s were involved in another action-packed goal extravaganza on Saturday morning as they came from behind away to Tottenham to record a 4-2 victory. Luke Amos had given the hosts a first half lead but the Blues responded well later on and although Tammy Abraham missed a penalty he went on to atone for the error by completing a superb hat-trick, with Swiss forward Miro Muheim also contributing in…


The Loan Report: September 15-21

September 21, 2014

Things haven’t been tremendously positive on the loan front so far this season and, indeed, quite a few Chelsea youngsters didn’t play a single minute of football this week, but there remains reason to be positive as for the first time in 2014-15 we have multiple goalscorers to kick things off with. Headliners The first of those was Patrick Bamford, who capped a first start for Middlesbrough with his first…


Under-18s: Chelsea 5-0 West Bromwich Albion

September 20, 2014

Chelsea’s Under-18s recorded their most impressive win of the season to date on Saturday as they handed out a 5-0 drubbing to West Bromwich Albion at Cobham. The Baggies experienced travel woes on their way to the match and the subsequent delays may have affected their performance to degree but Chelsea were on their game throughout and were good value for the result. Swiss winger Miro Muheim got things underway…


The Loan Report: September 12-14

September 14, 2014

The transfer deadline saw Chelsea’s loanee tally reach a grand total of 26 and, whilst a handful of them are yet to feature for their new clubs as a result of the international break, it was still the busiest weekend of loanwatch action thus far in this fledgling 2014-15 season. We kick off with a goal scored by a player who is very much at a make-or-break time in his…


Under-18s: Chelsea 2-2 West Ham United

September 12, 2014

Academy football returned in earnest after the international break and provided a thoroughly entertaining London derby as Chelsea and West Ham United shared a 2-2 draw at Cobham on Saturday morning. Kyle Scott’s third-minute opener gave the Blues a lead they held until the early stages of the second period, when Marcus Browne restored parity in spectacular fashion. The visitors then looked the most likely winner but Tammy Abraham’s late…