The Loan Report: March 6-12

March 12, 2017

One of the quietest weeks in the Chelsea Loan Army season threatened to bring an end to a season-long streak where every single full week of the club campaign had featured at least one goal scored by a loanee, but Andreas Christensen saw to that late on Sunday afternoon. We lead off with him in a week where several others made long-anticipated returns from injury. Headliners Christensen himself had picked…


Under-18s: West Ham United 0-4 Chelsea

March 10, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s kicked off their Merit Stage fixtures with a resounding 4-0 win away to West Ham on Friday lunchtime at Little Heath. Three weeks after a three-goal triumph on the same pitch, the Blues went one better as two excellent finishes courtesy of Callum Hudson-Odoi were sandwiched by efforts from Luke McCormick and Cole Dasilva to get their title bid off to the best of starts. The Merit Stage…


Development Squad: Southampton 0-0 Chelsea

March 6, 2017

For the second match in succession, Chelsea’s Development Squad found themselves pitted against an opponent with significant first-team representation, but Adi Viveash’s young charges showed they had learned many a lesson from their 4-1 defeat to Arsenal last time out as they held an experienced Southampton team to a goalless draw at St Mary’s Stadium on Monday evening. In a match played out at the same time as the first…


The Loan Report: February 27 – March 5

March 5, 2017

We hit the 100 goal mark from the Chelsea Loan Army this week, with Lewis Baker front and centre in guiding Vitesse to another significant milestone. Headliners It’s been no secret around Arnhem that the main focus this season is the Dutch Cup. Without a major trophy in their 127-year history, Vitesse found themselves in the last four along with three other sides they would consider themselves favourites to beat,…