The Loan Report: August 16-21

August 21, 2016

The early-season goalscoring form on the Chelsea loan front continued in earnest this week with Alex Kiwomya weighing in with a brace and Lewis Baker notching his first of the campaign in another productive seven days. Headliners Kiwomya deserves to steal the headlines though as he continues to make good on his third spell away from Cobham. Nondescript stays at Barnsley and Fleetwood brought about several question marks concerning the…


The Loan Report: August 8-15

August 15, 2016

It’s Tammy Abraham’s world, we’re all just living in it. The teenage forward continued to grab the headlines this week with three more goals to announce his arrival in the professional game loud and clear. Elsewhere, the Loan Army has expanded into the 20s over the past seven days, so let’s dive right in. Headliners We begin with Tammy though. After coming off the bench to match-winning effect for Bristol…


The Loan Report: August 1-7

August 7, 2016

The Loan Report returns for a brand-new season and it does so with a bang with no fewer than five goals to bring you from the first notable weekend of Chelsea loanee action in 2016-17. Headliners The opening weekend of the Football League season saw five Blues make their debuts for new clubs – one making his senior professional bow in the process – and, in the space of two…


The Loan Report: Season Preview

August 5, 2016

The island of misfit toys, so the story goes, is inhabited by unloved playthings. Isolated and unwanted, there they stay under the rule of King Moonraiser until someone wants them, and a toy is never truly happy until it is loved by a child. As the 2016-17 loan season begins in earnest we can apply some of this classic tale to affairs at Chelsea. Michael Emenalo is our King Moonraiser,…


The Loan Report: Season Review

May 20, 2016

The last three seasons have returned almost 3000 appearances and some 300 goals from dozens of Chelsea youngsters embarking on more than 100 individual loan moves. It’s an operation of immense logistical ambition on a scale never before seen in England (and only occasionally anywhere else) and yet, for all of that, can we really say it’s been a success? Speak to ten people with some level of knowledge and…


The Loan Report: May 9-15

May 15, 2016

In the final Loan Report of the season we have two goals from a pair of the less-heralded loanees, and one of them in particular proved extremely decisive at the very end of the campaign. Headliners Papy Djilobodji has been something between a figure of derision and an encapsulation of everything wrong with Chelsea’s transfer policy since joining last summer but he has played pretty well for Werder Bremen in…


The Loan Report: May 2-8

May 8, 2016

The Loan Report turned up its second domestic title winner of the season this weekend whilst, with the season finishing for several teams, John Swift signed off his Brentford stay with another goal, and a fellow Championship player celebrated promotion. We begin, though, with Marco van Ginkel. Headliners The Dutch international midfielder was deemed surplus to requirements by a nondescript Stoke City team who are finishing the season in mid-table…


The Loan Report: April 25 – May 1

May 1, 2016

The closing weeks of the 2015-16 season are upon us and several Chelsea loanees have plenty yet to play for. Chief amongst them and grabbing the headlines again this week is Marco van Ginkel. Headliners PSV’s battle to retain their Eredivisie title will go down to the last day of the season as they beat Cambuur 6-2 on Sunday to stay level with Ajax on 81 points, trailing the Amsterdam…


The Loan Report: April 18-24

April 24, 2016

The headlines in this week’s Loan Report are unfortunately of a negative nature as Todd Kane suffered a serious knee injury that both ends his season and significantly dents his chances of making a dream return to Chelsea. Headliners It’s been a great season for full-back Kane, who had been an ever-present for Eredivisie upstarts NEC Nijmegen and developing into a prospect of some repute. Named the club’s vice-captain, his…


The Loan Report: April 11-17

April 17, 2016

The Dutch stranglehold over the Loan Report goalscoring action of late was broken this weekend as Michael Hector and Juan Cuadrado tipped us over the 70 mark on the season, fast approaching last season’s final tally of 83. Headliners Hector got things started on Saturday with his second goal of the season and his first in the league for Reading. It came in a losing cause away to Leeds but…