The Loan Report: September 19-25

September 25, 2011

After a slow start to the season, Chelsea’s young loanees exploded into action this past week, providing goals, assists and top performances for the first time in 2011-12. Gael Kakuta and Jeffrey Bruma both notched maiden efforts for their new sides whilst Milan Lalkovic, Tomas Kalas and Thibaut Courtois have been in fine form as well. We’ll start with the goalscorers and with Kakuta, who marked his first appearance in…


The Loan Report: September 12-18

September 19, 2011

A handful of Chelsea youngsters made debuts for their new clubs this past week but we’re still awaiting notable impacts from many as we take another look at how the loan boys are getting on. Whilst Gael Kakuta sat on Bolton’s substitutes bench for the second week in a row, Patrick van Aanholt made his Wigan bow and slotted straight into a typical attacking left-back role, making an impact at…


The Loan Report: September 4-11

September 11, 2011

With the international break now firmly in the past it’s time to dive back into the club football scene and check up on how Chelsea’s young loanees are getting on at their respective clubs. Transfer deadline day saw two of the club’s more promising talents find Premier League loan moves but neither Gael Kakuta nor Patrick van Aanholt featured in their first opportunities to do so for Bolton Wanderers and…


The Loan Report: August 22-28

August 28, 2011

Chelsea’s loan contingent grew by one this past week, whilst another got his season underway in impressive form as we check up on all the latest news on Blues youngsters away from Stamford Bridge. Tomas Kalas may only be 18 but he’s already had quite the busy career. Having only arrived in London back in January after spending the first half of last season with former club Sigma Olomouc, he’s…


The Loan Report: August 15-21

August 21, 2011

The Loan Reports is back. Every Sunday evening during the 2011-12 season, will take a look at Chelsea’s young loanees as they extend and further their developments by taking in spells away from Stamford Bridge. Two reserve team players headed out this week to take the current total at other clubs to five, and it’s a tally which is only going to grow in the coming weeks, with up…


The Loan Report: May 9-15

May 15, 2011

The Football League season in England may have finished last weekend, but we’ve still got a handful of young Chelsea loan starts to catch up with, starting with another goal for Daniel Sturridge. The England Under-21 international grabbed his eighth goal in just eleven appearances for Bolton on Saturday but it wasn’t enough to earn even a share of the spoils away to Blackpool. Having spurned a close-range opportunity in…


The Loan Report: May 2-8

May 8, 2011

Many of Chelsea’s loan contingent signed off for 2010-11 this weekend as the English Football League campaign drew to a close, but for a few, there are still some loose ends to tie up. Starting in the top flight, Michael Mancienne started his second consecutive game at centre-back for Wolves, who picked up a huge three points in the battle to avoid relegation by beating West Brom 3-1 in the…


The Loan Report: April 26-May 1

May 1, 2011

After a wildly successful week last time out, many of Chelsea’s loanees came down to earth with a bump this week, with many suffering the adversity brought upon by end of season tension. There was, however, another reason to celebrate, as one player scored his first professional goal, and we shall begin there. Gael Kakuta was handed just his second start during a loan spell at Fulham which could have…


The Loan Report: April 18-25

April 25, 2011

With five goals and a host of impressive performances, it’s been another strong week for a group of Chelsea loanees who have had a largely impressive season. Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini both found the back of the net again, but not many will have predicted Jeffrey Bruma scoring his first senior goal from 30 yards out, and even fewer will have called him following it up with another later…


The Loan Report: April 11-17

April 17, 2011

By scoring his fourth goal in five appearances for Swansea, Fabio Borini once again leads the headlines as we catch up with Chelsea’s young loanees. With Daniel Sturridge cup-tied for Bolton’s Wembley date with Stoke, and with Michael Mancienne (Wolves) and Gael Kakuta (Fulham) enjoying a free weekend due to cup rescheduling, attentions turned to England’s lower leagues. Borini’s latest effort came in the 53rd minute of the Swans’ trip…