The Loan Report: September 19-25

September 25, 2016

The goals continued to fly in this week as Chelsea’s army of loanees surpassed 30 for the season before the end of September. With eight to bring you, let’s start with Tammy Abraham, who himself has now reached double-figures after twice putting Fulham to the sword. Headliners The football Gods ensured Bristol City would travel to Craven Cottage on Wednesday and again on Saturday; the former an EFL Cup fixture…


Under-18s: Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

September 24, 2016

Chelsea’s Under-18s are still without an away win in this fledgling academy season but they picked up their first point on the road with a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on Saturday morning. That the spoils were shared was probably a fair outcome on the balance of play, with neither side truly able to get a firm grasp on proceedings on a windy day at Bodymoor Heath. Harvey St Clair’s…


Development Squad: Chelsea 1-2 Arsenal

September 23, 2016

Through two months of the new Chelsea Development Squad season, manager Adi Viveash has been keen to remind people that his group is a very young one and that the 2016-17season is a year-long project to bring a significant number of newcomers along as they go. Determined to remain even-keeled regardless of the result, he and his team didn’t get too giddy after a four-game unbeaten start to the campaign,…