The Loan Report: November 20-27

November 27, 2016

The streak of a Chelsea loanee scoring in every full week of the 2016-17 club season continued over the past seven days thanks to a pair of League Two contributors. Headliners The first of those to chip in was a familiar face in Alex Kiwomya, notching his seventh of the campaign for Crewe Alexandra at home to Morecambe in midweek. His equaliser helped them turn around an early deficit and…


Under-18s win at Fulham whilst Development Squad draw at Man City

November 26, 2016

A busy Saturday for Chelsea at all levels got underway with a pair of academy matches at either end of the country. The Under-18s kicked things off with a late victory away to Fulham before the Development Squad twice came from behind to claim a point in a 2-2 draw away to Manchester City. Jody Morris’ youngsters got the day off to a fine start with a hard-fought 2-0 win…


The Loan Report: November 14-20

November 20, 2016

The Loan Report returns from the last international break of 2016 and brings three more goals with it, as we tick into the second half century of goals this season. Strikes 51, 52, and 53 are below… Headliners Goal number 51 belongs to Nathan Aké, who marked his first AFC Bournemouth start in style by scoring the only goal of the game away to Stoke and helping his side to…


Under-18s: Chelsea 4-1 Southampton

November 19, 2016

Chelsea’s Under-18s overcame a shaky first half display to run out emphatic 4-1 winners over Southampton at Cobham on Saturday morning. The Blues were uncharacteristically sloppy in the opening 45 minutes and deservedly found themselves trailing to Michael Obafemi’s goal, but with their long unbeaten home record in peril, they responded well after the restart and, inspired by schoolboy Callum Hudson-Odoi, they were able to seal a comprehensive victory to…


The Academy Season So Far

November 17, 2016

The final international break of 2016 has given us a fortnight without academy action at Chelsea and, therefore, provided us with a useful opportunity to reflect upon the first three months of the campaign so far. It’s been an interesting one on several levels; one which has seen the Development squad enter senior adult competition for the first time, whilst both they and the Under-18s have found it tough sledding…