The Loan Report: January 18-24

January 24, 2016

There were no goals in last week’s Loan Report but we’re back with three more from another productive seven days around Europe. Headliners The first of them came from Lucas Piazon on Tuesday night as Reading met Huddersfield in their FA Cup Third Round Replay. Huddersfield took an early two-goal lead before suffering a red card that would change the game. Piazon stepped up, scored with the ensuing set piece,…


The Loan Report: January 11-17

January 17, 2016

Our last Loan Report had plenty of goals in. This week…not so much, but with the Eredivisie resuming there’s more action to catch up on as 2016 begins to fully roll into action. In the absence of anyone else deserving to take the lead this week, we kick off with Chelsea’s newest loanee. Headliners Mitchell Beeney saw the first half of his season affected by injury, limiting him to just…


The Loan Report: January 4-10

January 10, 2016

The French league returned from its winter break this week and it brought with it a pair of Jeremie Boga goals to savour in another productive week on the loan front. Headliners The first of them came on Monday night in Rennes’ French Cup tie away to Nice. Boga scored the first of his team’s two goals in applying a simple finish to a smart team move and, with the…


The Loan Report: December 29 – January 3

January 3, 2016

Another quiet week on the Loan Report front owes much to those still on extended winter breaks so we lead with another goal from Mario Pašalić as well as news of some changes of scenery for a handful of young Chelsea prospects. Headliners Monaco took on amateur outfit St Jean Beaulieu at home in the French Cup and, as expected, ran out handsome winners. Pašalić came on with twenty minutes…


The Loan Report: December 21-28

December 28, 2015

It’s an abridged version of the Loan Report this week with plenty of players enjoying Christmas at home and, unfortunately, we lead with two red cards. Headliners The first of those went to Nathan Aké who, having been restored to the Watford team to face Tottenham Hotspur on Monday after being ineligible to face Chelsea, was shown a straight red just after the hour. It was for a high challenge…


The Loan Report: December 14-20

December 20, 2015

The last Loan Report before Christmas comes laden with goodies in the form of four more goals to bring you this week. Headliners The first of them was scored on Wednesday night by Brentford’s John Swift. He came off the bench away to Cardiff in midweek to score another very ‘Lampard-esque’ goal to bring the Bees level at 2-2 late in the game, only for them to then concede at…


The Loan Report: December 7-13

December 13, 2015

Nathaniel Chalobah celebrated his 21st birthday this week with his first Napoli goal. It’s therefore appropriate to kick off our Loan Report with a look at that in the first of an Italian double-header. Headliners The young midfielder – yes, he’s still young – hasn’t had much of a look-in during his time at Naples, with just one start in the Europa League to his name alongside a five-minute cameo…


The Loan Report: November 30 – December 6

December 6, 2015

Stipe Perica takes a rare step into the spotlight this week as the Loan Report’s solitary goalscorer, but the last seven days have also been largely positive for Chelsea’s army of talented young loanees. Headliners The young Croatian forward is approaching a year in Italy at Udinese after leaving Dutch side NAC Breda last January to embark upon an 18-month deal with the Zebretti, and it’s not been plain sailing…


The Loan Report: November 23-29

November 29, 2015

Jeremie Boga takes centre stage in this week’s Loan Report as he crowned his first Ligue Une start with a first senior professional goal. Headliners Prior this weekend, Boga had only started once for Rennes against Bastia in the French League Cup but, with injuries limiting Philippe Montanier’s options in attack, he handed the 18 year-old a first start in the league away to Reims. He was nominally positioned as…


The Loan Report: November 17-22

November 22, 2015

We return from the final international break of 2015 with three more goals in a #CFC #loanwatch season that has so far been fairly consistent in provising weekly headliners. Two of the more familiar faces kick us off whilst one more chipped in with his first of the season. Headliners Lucas Piazon returned to the starting line-up for Reading at home to Bolton – with manager Steve Clarke still in…