The Loan Report: February 3-9

February 9, 2020

After a recent dry spell, the Loan Report has goals to report on again this week, as Iké Ugbo extended his lead atop the Chelsea loanee goalscoring ranks. Headliners The 21 year-old opted to stay with Roda during the January transfer window, despite having plenty of options elsewhere, and scored his 12th goal of a largely positive stay in Kerkrade against Den Bosch on Friday night. The problem was, it…

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The Loan Report: January 27 – February 2

February 2, 2020

Another transfer window has come and (thankfully) gone, and there was some loan business in the final week of trading that headlines our latest catch-up on everything concerning the Loan Army. Headliners Two Development Squad players ventured out on their first career loan moves and both are heading to mainland Europe in doing so. George McEachran will link up with Dutch Eerste Divisie (that’s the second tier to you and…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 2-0 Southampton

February 1, 2020

January didn’t quite go to plan in the league for Chelsea’s Under-18s, but they made sure February got off to a much better start, as they beat Southampton 2-0 at a wintry Cobham on Saturday. Goals either side of half time courtesy of Dynel Simeu and Thierno Ballo proved enough to see off a stubborn but ultimately limited Saints team that were more about damage control than anything else. It…

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Development Squad: Chelsea 2-2 Leicester City

January 31, 2020

A much-changed Chelsea Development point missed the chance to go six points clear at the top of the Premier League 2 table on Friday night as they allowed Leicester City, their nearest challengers, to mount a late comeback from 2-0 down to claim a point with a stoppage-time equaliser. On a day that saw Tariq Lamptey and Clinton Mola depart on a permanent basis, while Charlie Brown joined George McEachran…

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The Loan Report: January 20-26

January 26, 2020

In a generally quiet week on the loan front, we’ll use this week’s Loan Report to catch up on a few changing situations and look forward to the final week of the transfer window. Headliners Two loanees found themselves new homes this week, the most notable of those being Victor Moses, who swapped Fenerbahce for Internazionale and a reunion with Antonio Conte, who famously converted him to a wing-back in…

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Development Squad: Everton 2-2 Chelsea

January 24, 2020

Chelsea might have been making sandcastles pre-match but it was far from a day at the beach for the Development Squad as they earned a hard-fought point away to Everton in Premier League 2 action on Friday night. On a terrible playing surface at Southport’s Pure Stadium, one with plenty of sand coverage owing to recent bad weather, the young Blues extended their unbeaten league run to fifteen matches and…

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The Loan Report: January 13-19

January 19, 2020

Two members of the Loan Army who are unlikely to ever actually return to play for Chelsea scored this week but, nevertheless, they’re deserving of this week’s headlines. Headliners Lucas Piazon has had another frustrating in what, in all honesty, must be a fairly frustrating career so far. 2020 has been kinder though and, after scoring in the league for Rio Ave last weekend, he netted a free kick away…

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Under-18s: Aston Villa 3-2 Chelsea

January 18, 2020

Unbeaten and top of the table heading into the new year, January hasn’t quite been the same for Chelsea’s Under-18s and, after a 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime left them without a win in three league matches, there’s work to do in pursuit of the title. How exactly they contrived to lose this topsy-turvy match they’ll never know. Twice they were ahead, early in each half courtesy…

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The Loan Report: January 6-12

January 12, 2020

After a quiet couple of weeks, the Loan Report brings you goals again, as a familiar face got back on the score sheet in his first match of 2020, and another member of the Loan Army netted to kick-start a disappointing season to date. Headliners Lucas Piazon hasn’t quite had things go his way since agreeing a two-year stay with Rio Ave in Portugal; despite scoring in the cup against…

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Development Squad stay top as Under-18s lose unbeaten record

January 11, 2020

It was a Saturday of mixed fortunes for Chelsea’s academy teams as the Development Squad beat Manchester City at Aldershot to remain both unbeaten and top of the table, but the Under-18s suffered their first defeat of the campaign as they went down 2-1 in a hard-fought contest away to West Ham. Despite taking an early lead through George Nunn, Ed Brand’s youngsters were some way short of their best…

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