The Loan Report: November 13-19

November 19, 2017

The Loan Report returns from the final international hiatus of 2017 with much to talk about, not least concerning the antics of several loanees for their countries over the last fortnight. Headliners Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have caught the eye with Premier League opportunities at Swansea City and Crystal Palace respectively this season so far and, with England manager Gareth Southgate deprived of several significant regulars for the friendlies…


Development Squad: Tottenham Hotspur 2-3 Chelsea

November 18, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad recorded their first win since August in defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at their training ground in Enfield on Saturday. Joe Edwards’ side had shown a marked improvement on the pitch in recent weeks, without the results to show for it, but a Martell Taylor-Crossdale brace and a late penalty from Callum Hudson-Odoi ensured they would pick up a much-needed – and deserved – three points. Dan Davies’…


Under-18s: Chelsea 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

November 17, 2017

Chelsea’s Under-18s extended their unbeaten run at home to 959 days on Friday night as they edged a narrow 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Cobham in the Under-18 Premier League. Squaring off against the Seagulls for the second time in a fortnight, the Blues were guilty of wasting a number of good chances on a cold November night where they should have won more comfortably, and it…


The Loan Report: October 30 – November 5

November 5, 2017

This week’s Loan Report isn’t headlined by goalscorers, but by international call-ups. Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both received their first calls to the senior England squad this week, and both richly deserve the accolade. Headliners Anyone who has watched Chelsea’s development squads in recent years will have been easily able to identify their potential, and the pair have excelled for the Three Lions at junior age levels, and will…