Chelsea Academy Moments of 2017

December 31, 2017

It’s been another remarkable, record-breaking year for the Chelsea academy. From silverware to debuts and the breakthrough of Andreas Christensen into the first-team squad, there has been much to celebrate and enjoy. As 2017 draws to an end, let’s take a look at some of the significant moments from each month of the year. January The year got off to a strong start as Jody Morris’ Under-18s geared up for…


The Loan Report: December 18-24

December 24, 2017

A festive Loan Report covers the busy schedule from the past seven days, with plenty more football in store yet before 2017 is out. We start, as we have done so often recently, in the Netherlands. Headliners Marco van Ginkel finds Eredivisie football too easy. That much is patently clear, and was emphasised again in midweek when he scored for PSV at home to VVV in the Dutch Cup, his…


Development Squad: Chelsea 3-2 Manchester City

December 19, 2017

Chelsea’s Development Squad signed off for 2017 with a remarkable 3-2 win against Manchester City at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium, having trailed until the last fifteen minutes of a match they rarely looked like taking anything from. Goals from Lorenzo Gonzalez and Benjamin Garré book-ended a first half where City were extremely comfortable, and they looked both measured and composed in building an advantage that scarcely looked in doubt until late…


The Loan Report: December 11-17

December 17, 2017

Our loan attentions turn towards the Netherlands this week, where Marco van Ginkel and Mason Mount continue to earn positive reviews. Headliners Van Ginkel was, once again, front and centre for PSV as he struck twice away to Groningen (where Todd Kane played the last fifteen minutes) in midweek, and added another at home to ADO Den Haag on Saturday night. Two of his three tallies were penalties, but he’s…


FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 4-0 Scunthorpe United

December 15, 2017

Chelsea’s quest for a fifth successive FA Youth Cup is off and running after they beat Scunthorpe United 4-0 in the Third Round at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium on Friday night. The Blues were dominant from start to finish, but all too often found their finishing letting them down, only giving the scoreline the emphasis it deserved late in the day. Callum Hudson-Odoi led the way with another virtuoso display, whilst…