The Loan Report: September 21-27

September 27, 2015

Business is beginning to pick up on the Loan Report front as, after two goals last weekend, we have four to bring you this time around. Headliners We start with Mohamed Salah, who has scored in three successive Roma fixtures, carrying straight on from where he finished last season with Fiorentina. After notching a nifty volley at home to Sassuolo last weekend, he produced a smart finish in a 2-1…


Under-21s: Chelsea 3-3 Reading

September 25, 2015

At the end of the summer transfer window Charly Musonda, who had been expected to go out on loan only for a number of factors to ultimately go against him, told the Belgian press of a positive discussion with Jose Mourinho in which he came away with the impression that there would be some first team minutes for him this season. At the end of a week in which the…


The Loan Report: September 14-20

September 20, 2015

It’s a far busier Loan Report this weekend after a damp squib last time out with two wingers, each harbouring ambitions of returning to Stamford Bridge for another crack at the Chelsea first team squad, grabbing their first goals of the season. There were also assists for two of the five Blues in Arnhem but we begin with Victor Moses. Headliners Moses caught the eye with an impressive West Ham…


Under-18s: West Ham United 2-0 Chelsea

September 19, 2015

Chelsea’s Under-18s surrendered their unbeaten start to the 2015-16 season on Saturday morning as they went down to a 2-0 defeat away to West Ham United. In many ways the result demonstrated the unpredictable week-to-week proposition that is academy football as, although the Hammers had get to win themselves coming into the fixture, first-half goals from Declan Rice and Idris Kanu proved enough to get them off and running whilst…


The Loan Report: September 7-13

September 13, 2015

The first Loan Report after the international break is a very quiet affair with little of note to discuss over the past seven days. Somehow that’s possible with 33 loanees to cover, but here we go anyway. England Patrick Bamford, Nathan Aké and Christian Atsu were all left out of their respective matchday squads this weekend and, indeed, Bamford is the only one to see any Premier League action so…


Under-18s: Leicester City 2-3 Chelsea

September 12, 2015

With the first team toiling away at Everton, Chelsea’s Under-18s were embroiled in their own tricky lunchtime fixture away from home in the form of a trip to Leicester. Like the young Blues, the Foxes have started the season well and were twice ahead in this topsy-turvy encounter courtesy of goals from Harvey Barnes and Admiral Muskwe. This, however, is a Chelsea side that does not lose easily and after…


Under-21s: Chelsea 4-2 Liverpool

September 11, 2015

Chelsea began their Under-21 Premier League International Cup campaign with a 4-2 win over Liverpool at Aldershot on Friday night. The Group A opener – Celtic and Benfica complete the four-team set – swung back and forth for long spells with John Swift giving the Blues an early lead only for a Jerome Sinclair brace to put Liverpool in the deserved ascendancy at the interval. Kasey Palmer’s quick-fire hat-trick ensured…


Under-18s: Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

September 5, 2015

Chelsea’s Under-18s continued their unbeaten start to the 2015-16 season with a 3-1 win over Southampton at Cobham on Saturday morning. Miro Muheim opened the scoring midway through the first half before doubling his tally later on with an early contender for Chelsea’s goal of the season. Southampton reduced the deficit through an equally impressive strike by Harley Willard to make the final quarter of an hour more interesting, but…