Under-18s: Southampton 4-0 Chelsea

October 21, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s saw their perfect start to the Premier Academy League season come to a juddering halt on Saturday as they were beaten 4-0 by Southampton at the Staplewood training ground. In wet and blustery conditions brought on by Storm Brian, the Blues never looked up for the fight, and were nowhere near their best, as goals from Harry Hamblin and Harlem Hale before the break were added to by…


The Loan Report: October 9-15

October 15, 2017

The Loan Report returns from the October international hiatus with a brace of goals for Tammy Abraham, who continues to trend upwards in his maiden Premier League campaign. Headliners As noted during the last Loan Report, Swansea were generally producing good quality scoring chances, but they weren’t producing many of them. Abraham was responsible for two of their three league goals (with another effort coming in the League Cup) and,…


Under-18s: Leicester City 2-3 Chelsea

October 14, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s retained their 100% league record with a seventh win from seven outings at Leicester City on Saturday, but they had to work hard for it, coming back from a goal behind and then again after conceding a late equaliser to eventually triumph 3-2. Goals from Charlie Brown and Martell Taylor-Crossdale were sandwiched in between a pair of Foxes goals scored by giant central defender from set pieces but,…


Development Squad: Chelsea 1-3 Swansea City

October 13, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad struggles so far this season continued on Friday night as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Swansea City at Aldershot Town’s EBB Stadium in the Premier League 2. A classy treble from Oli McBurnie did the damage on an evening where, once again, the Blues failed to play to their full potential, and although Kylian Hazard marked his debut with a goal late in the second half,…


The Loan Report: September 25 – October 1

October 1, 2017

We’ve had to remain patient so far this season but, on Sunday, we finally got our reward as Mason Mount scored for the first time in a Vitesse shirt. Marco van Ginkel also weighed in with an Eredivisie goal this week but, for the time being, let’s begin in Arnhem. Headliners It wasn’t the best week for Vitesse, who lost 3-0 away to Nice in the Europa League on Thursday,…