The Loan Report: August 20-26

August 26, 2018

The goals continue to flow for Chelsea’s Loan Army and, indeed, we’re slightly ahead of the early-season total from this point a year ago. A pair of talented Championship playmakers were responsible for adding to the tally late in the week, but it was a duo playing overseas who got things going. Headliners Mario Pašalić had already made his presence felt in Atalanta colours in Europe, and on Monday night…


Under-18s: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Chelsea

August 25, 2018

Chelsea’s Under-18s suffered their first defeat of the 2018-19 season on Saturday morning as they went down 2-0 away to Tottenham Hotspur. A week after being held to a frustrating draw at home to Leicester City, Andy Myers’ new group of scholars discovered more of the lessons dished out by full-time academy football as they fell to goals in either half courtesy of Paris Maghoma and Armando Shashoua. Dan Davies…


Development Squad: Chelsea 0-1 Derby County

August 24, 2018

It was an evening for learning lessons and finding perspective. When the team news ahead of the Development Squad’s Premier League 2 fixture at home to Derby County came out some 45 minutes before kick-off, social media was abuzz, for not only was Tammy Abraham involved at this level for the first time in more than two years, he was joined in an exciting front three by Callum Hudson-Odoi –…