The Loan Report: September 23-30

September 29, 2019

We’re back for another week of Loan Report nourishment, and have a couple of goals to lead the way; one from a familiar face, one not quite so much. Headliners Lucas Piazon’s two-year loan to Portuguese side Rio Ave effectively sounded the death knell on his Chelsea career, and gives him enough time to settle into his new surroundings with a view to a more permanent arrangement moving forward. He…


The Loan Report: September 16-22

September 22, 2019

A quiet seven days on the loan front brought us little by way of goals or headliners, but plenty of development nonetheless, so let’s get stuck in. Headliners Conor Gallagher has been the star of the show so far this term, starting his career in the professional game with a small handful of goals and assists at Charlton, form that this week earned him the EFL Championship Player of the…


Under-18s and Development Squad win to remain unbeaten

September 21, 2019

It was a successful Saturday for the academy as both the Under-18s and Development Squad maintained their unbeaten records this season, each recording a win to stay top of their respective league tables. Ed Brand’s youngsters saw off Reading at Cobham, courtesy of goals from Dion Rankine and George Nunn, before Andy Myers’ Under-23s returned to the Premier League 2 summit after the returning Callum Hudson-Odoi opened the scoring, before…


Previewing the 2019-20 UEFA Youth League Campaign

September 16, 2019

To say Chelsea have something of an affinity with the UEFA Youth League would be something of an understatement. They’ve won a remarkable 40 of the 47 matches they’ve played in the competition, accumulating a +100 goal difference along the way, and have reached the final in each of the last four occasions they’ve played in it. However, they only have two Lennart Johansson Trophies in the silverware cabinet back…


The Loan Report: September 9-15

September 15, 2019

The first Loan Report after September’s international break features Iké Ugbo’s third goal in four matches for Roda JC in what was, otherwise, a fairly quiet week. Headliners Ugbo’s decision to head to the Dutch second division this summer came after indifferent spells at Barnsley, Scunthorpe and Milton Keynes in English football, and was essentially taking one step backward in order to take two forward. In finding a level of…


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

September 14, 2019

Chelsea’s Under-18s remain unbeaten this season, but saw their 100% start come to an end away to Brighton on Saturday morning, with the Seagulls enduring the same fate at the end of a hard-fought 1-1 draw. Both teams came into the match with four wins from four so far this term; the hosts topped the table by virtue of having a superior goal difference, but the promise of a fascinating…


Development Squad: Chelsea 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

September 13, 2019

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James made their long-awaited returns from injury for Chelsea’s Development Squad on Friday night in a 2-1 win over Brighton at Stamford Bridge. Make sure you follow @ChelseaYouthPix on Twitter for the best photos from the match. It’s impossible to bury that particular lede, as two of the club’s brightest prospects edged ever-closer to a first-team return, but this was about more than those two players….