The Loan Report: April 8-14

April 14, 2019

On a weekend dominated by Championship performers, it was Mason Mount who took home the most plaudits, and that took some doing as Chelsea’s best and brightest youngsters pressed their claims for greater consideration at Stamford Bridge next season. Headliners It wasn’t the best start to the week for Derby County after they suffered defeat away to Blackburn on Tuesday, and put in a poor performance to go along with…


Under-18s: Chelsea 4-3 Fulham

April 13, 2019

Fortress Cobham hasn’t quite been as impenetrable this season as in previous campaigns, but Chelsea signed off their home schedule for 2018-19 with a 4-3 win over Fulham that was more impressive than the final scoreline suggested, and ensured that they will finish third behind Arsenal and Tottenham in the Under-18 Premier League South table. In a wide-open contest that encouraged both teams to attack, the score could easily have…


Under-18s: Chelsea 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

April 10, 2019

For a season at least, Chelsea have had to surrender their title as the undisputed Kings of the Under-18 Premier League South. Whether it’s Arsenal or Tottenham who official dethrone them at the end of the month, it will be entirely on merit, as Spurs showed with a battling but ultimately comfortable 2-0 win at Cobham on Wednesday lunchtime. Follow Dan Davies for photos from the match. The North London…


The Loan Report: April 1-7

April 7, 2019

It’s Reece James’ world, we’re all just living in it. He wasn’t the only Chelsea loanee to score this week, but he did steal all the weekend headlines, so it’s only right to start with him. Headliners Having won almost all of Wigan’s player of the month awards, earned a Championship Team of the Season spot, and been almost unplayable at right-back and in midfield, it’s been quite a season…


Day Of Disappointment For Academy Teams

April 6, 2019

It was a day of frustrations for Chelsea’s academy teams, in a season that has felt like one long ‘what could have been’, in domestic competition at least. Andy Myers’ Under-18s twice fought back from losing positions to draw at home to West Ham, while Joe Edwards’ Development Squad went 2-0 up away to Liverpool inside half an hour, only to succumb to a late 3-2 defeat. With just five…