The Loan Report: March 14-20

March 20, 2016

Two of Chelsea’s best and brightest youngsters caught the eye this past week in the land of the Loan Report as Andreas Christensen scored his third goal in Borussia Mönchengladbach colours whilst Dominic Solanke marked his return to action with a brace off the bench for Vitesse and Juan Cuadrado showed everyone what he’s capable of on the big European stage. Headliners Christensen has, of course, been a mainstay in…


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

March 19, 2016

Chelsea know that they will likely have to win all of their remaining four matches in the Barclays Under-18 Premier League if they are to become national champions after dropping a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to West Ham on Saturday. A much-changed and extremely young Blues side played well for the most part and carved out a first-half lead through leading goalscorer Iké Ugbo before going on…


FA Youth Cup: Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Chelsea

March 18, 2016

Chelsea put themselves in a useful position in the defence of their FA Youth Cup crown as they edged ahead in their two-legged tie against Blackburn Rovers by emerging with a 1-0 win from the first meeting of the sides at Ewood Park. Fikayo Tomori’s first-half header was enough to take a win back to Stamford Bridge for Joe Edwards’ youngsters, and they were good value for their win too,…


UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 1-0 Ajax

March 15, 2016

Chelsea booked their ticket back to Nyon in defence of their UEFA Youth League crown after they overcame Ajax 1-0 in an entertaining Quarter Final tie at Cobham on Tuesday afternoon. It took just a single goal to separate the sides in a match full of drama and intrigue and it came courtesy of Kyle Scott, who applied a smart finish to a neat passage of play just before half…


The Loan Report: March 7-13

March 13, 2016

The first goal in this week’s Loan Report belongs to Marko Marin, although it may end up being taken away from him upon further review. The second belongs to Jeremie Boga who is back in the good books at Rennes after a few recent struggles. We begin in Turkey… Headliners Marin is often the butt of many jokes and is typically held up as the poster boy for the less-successful…


Under-18s: Chelsea 1-0 Everton

March 12, 2016

Chelsea’s Under-18s bounced back from defeat at Manchester City last weekend with a 1-0 win over Everton at Cobham on Saturday to get their national title challenge back on track. The Blues know they will likely have to emerge victorious from the Elite stage of competition if they are to feature in next season’s UEFA Youth League and were able to secure all three points in a game of few…


Under-21s: Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City

March 11, 2016

Chelsea’s Under-21s made it seven league matches unbeaten stretching back to November on Friday night with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium. The young Blues controlled much of the game and were good value for their win as they came from behind with goals either side of half time. Joe Dodoo had given Leicester a 19th-minute lead, but Jake Clarke-Salter cancelled that out with an assist…


Under-21s: Reading 1-3 Chelsea

March 7, 2016

Chelsea extended their unbeaten Under-21 league run to six matches stretching back to November with a 3-1 win away to Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Monday evening. The majority of the action came early with Tammy Abraham and Jacob Maddox, making his maiden appearance at this level, scoring for the Blues either side of a Tariqe Fosu equaliser. The visitors enjoyed the better of things thereafter, making and spurning…


The Loan Report: March 1-6

March 6, 2016

We didn’t have quite as many goals this week but the one we can bring you belongs to Izzy Brown, and it was his first in senior professional football. Headliners Injuries have struck Vitesse down of late, including a long lay-off for Dominic Solanke, and so Brown has not only been able to enjoy a regular run of starts after his own spell on the sidelines, but on Sunday he…