Development Squad: Everton 1-1 Chelsea

October 31, 2016

Chelsea’s Development Squad earned a deserved share of the spoils in their trip north to face title contenders Everton as Dujon Sterling’s early goal set them on their way to a 1-1 draw at the Merseyrail Community Stadium. The Blues included both Marco van Ginkel and Kurt Zouma in their starting eleven – the Dutchman joining the French defender in mounting a returning from a long-term lay-off – and were…


The Loan Report: October 24-30

October 30, 2016

On pace for a record-breaking season, the Chelsea loan army are collectively up to 47 goals for the campaign after another action-packed week. We begin in the Netherlands… Headliners Vitesse Arnhem have never won the Dutch Cup but are one step closer to breaking that duck following Wednesday’s 4-1 Second Round win over second-tier RKC Waalwijk. The comprehensive home victory included a seventh goal of the season for Lewis Baker,…


Under-18s: Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City

October 29, 2016

Chelsea’s 100% home record in the Under-18 Premier League remains intact following a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday morning. The Blues, who are unbeaten on their own patch for more than two and a half years, were made to work hard for the victory but a brace of second half goals from Martell Taylor-Crossdale, his ninth and tenth of the season respectively, secured another valuable three points for…


Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Derby County

October 24, 2016

Chelsea’s search for an Under-23 victory will go on for at least another week after they shared a 2-2 draw at home to Derby County on Monday evening at Aldershot in a fixture headlined by Kurt Zouma’s first match action since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in February. He was at the centre of attention in the first half, conceding a penalty from which Callum Guy eventually scored after the…


The Loan Report: October 17-23

October 23, 2016

The streak of a Chelsea loanee scoring in every single full, non-international break, week of the 2016-17 season so far continued this week with three more strikes to take us to 42 overall for the campaign. We begin with a player who, despite being contracted to the Blues, might not actually ever come back. Headliners The nature of Juan Cuadrado’s three-year loan deal to Juventus makes it highly likely that…