The Loan Report: A Pre-Season Digest

July 10, 2015

The vast majority of Chelsea’s loan army returned to Cobham this week to report for pre-season training under the tutelage of Eddie Newton. Yes, such is the scale of the club’s operation in this arm of development, they have an entirely separate squad training and working together under Newton and his new assistant Paulo Ferreira. Some will join the first team squad when they return next week and a lucky…


Introducing Chelsea’s Academy Class of 2015

July 7, 2015

With pre-season now well underway at Cobham, it’s that time of year where we welcome a host of new faces into the academy setup officially with the 2014-15 first year scholars officially beginning their full time work at Chelsea Football Club. In reality, almost all of them have been involved on a daily basis for the last year or two anyway with Chelsea leading the way in making provisions for…


Chelsea Youngsters Sign Pro Deals

July 3, 2015

This week has seen most of Chelsea’s youngsters return to base at Cobham to begin pre-season and, as has become customary, a number of them have put pen to paper on their first professional contracts. Most of last summer’s intake of fourteen first-year scholars signed their first pro deals upon turning 17 (the earliest stage at which they can do so) during the 2014-15 campaign. Dominic Solanke, Jake Clarke-Salter, Tammy…