The Loan Report: January 25-31

January 31, 2016

There were no goals this week on the loan front but there have been a couple of key moves as the January transfer window gets underway, so we’ll dive straight in with a look at those. Headliners The most notable, perhaps, is Patrick Bamford’s temporary departure to Norwich City. Having struggled to make an impact at Crystal Palace in the first half of the season, the 22 year-old forward has…


Under-18s: Reading 2-0 Chelsea

January 30, 2016

Chelsea’s Under-18s spurned an early chance to clinch the Southern section title on Saturday morning after going down 2-0 away to Reading, a result that ended a thirteen-match unbeaten run. The Blues remain three points clear with two games remaining, and have already qualified for the Elite round when the competition splits next month, but suffered a frustrating morning in Berkshire as first half goals from Axel Andresson and Joshua…


Under-21s: Tottenham Hotspur 2-5 Chelsea

January 28, 2016

Chelsea reached the last four of the Premier League Under-21 International Cup on Thursday night as they emerged victorious from another eventful ninety minutes against Tottenham Hotspur at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium. A first half performance of the highest quality was capped by three outrageous goals from Reece Mitchell, Kasey Palmer and Ola Aina before the hosts bounced back well later in the game. They were able to reduce arrears first…


The Loan Report: January 18-24

January 24, 2016

There were no goals in last week’s Loan Report but we’re back with three more from another productive seven days around Europe. Headliners The first of them came from Lucas Piazon on Tuesday night as Reading met Huddersfield in their FA Cup Third Round Replay. Huddersfield took an early two-goal lead before suffering a red card that would change the game. Piazon stepped up, scored with the ensuing set piece,…


FA Youth Cup: Manchester United 1-5 Chelsea

January 22, 2016

Chelsea’s ruthless dominance of the FA Youth Cup continued unabated on Friday night as they went to Manchester United and ran out 5-1 winners in their Fourth Round clash. The Blues were rarely challenged by a United team struggling for league form and were two to the good by half time as forwards Iké Ugbo and Tammy Abraham continued their prolific campaigns, and although Charlie Scott looked to have made…


The Loan Report: January 11-17

January 17, 2016

Our last Loan Report had plenty of goals in. This week…not so much, but with the Eredivisie resuming there’s more action to catch up on as 2016 begins to fully roll into action. In the absence of anyone else deserving to take the lead this week, we kick off with Chelsea’s newest loanee. Headliners Mitchell Beeney saw the first half of his season affected by injury, limiting him to just…


Under-21s: Tottenham Hotspur 4-5 Chelsea

January 11, 2016

Chelsea’s Under-21s twice relinquished leading positions away to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night before emerging 5-4 winners in a pulsating Barclays Under-21 Premier League fixture at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium. Tammy Abraham had given Chelsea a first half lead which was initially cancelled out by Shaquille Coulthirst but Fikayo Tomori immediately restored the advantage with a header from a corner. Kasey Palmer extended the advantage early in the second half and,…


The Loan Report: January 4-10

January 10, 2016

The French league returned from its winter break this week and it brought with it a pair of Jeremie Boga goals to savour in another productive week on the loan front. Headliners The first of them came on Monday night in Rennes’ French Cup tie away to Nice. Boga scored the first of his team’s two goals in applying a simple finish to a smart team move and, with the…


Under-18s: Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur

January 9, 2016

Chelsea’s Under-18s extended their unbeaten league run to a dozen matches – thirteen in all competitions – with a comprehensive 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Cobham on Saturday. The Blues have been irresistible at home so far this season and maintained their 100% record on their own patch courtesy of a devastatingly clinical first half display. Iké Ugbo netted a brace to take him up to sixteen goals for…


Under-21s: Southampton 1-0 Chelsea

January 6, 2016

Chelsea’s Under-21s were knocked out of the Premier League Under-21 Cup on Wednesday night as, despite dominating most of the match against holders Southampton, they failed to take advantage of their scoring opportunities and were made to pay for it by a solitary Ryan Seager goal. The Blues were entering the competition at the last 32 stage but, having not entered last season, they were unable to make progress, leaving…