Chelsea Here Chelsea There

We round up the past week for our players developing out on loan, including some Europa League action, and look at the Chelsea week to come…
 

Loan highlights

In the Dutch Eredivisie this weekend, Marco van Ginkel scored twice as PSV Eindhoven won 3-0 win against Heracles to maintain their five-point lead over Ajax at the top of the table. The midfielder netted their second and third goals, the latter a stoppage-time penalty, to take his tally to the season to six.

There were three Chelsea players in the starting line-up for Vitesse Arnhem in their Europa League tie with Zulte Waregem last week. Fankaty Dabo, Matt Miazga (pictured) and Mason Mount played the full 90 minutes, with Charlie Colkett coming off the bench in a 1-1 draw, which gave both sides their first point in Group K.

Dabo and Miazga again lined up at the back for Vitesse in Sunday’s Eredivisie trip Heerenveen, which ended in a 4-0 win to move them up to third spot, a point behind Ajax. Dabo provided the assist for Vitesse’s second goal and Mount came on as a second-half substitute.

In England, Izzy Brown came off the bench for Brighton in the Premier League’s Friday night fixture, with the Seagulls recording an impressive 3-0 win over West Ham at the London Stadium. Ruben Loftus-Cheek also came on as a substitute for Crystal Palace who lost 1-0 to Newcastle at St James’ Park.

Tammy Abraham played up front for Swansea who were beaten 2-1 by Leicester and Kurt Zouma was in the Stoke rearguard as the Potters lost by the same scoreline to Bournemouth.

Kenneth Omeruo played in a 2-1 defeat for Kasimpasa against Antalyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig on Friday night. In Belgium, Victorien Angban was victorious in Waasland Beveren’s Sunday-night fixture at Zulte Waregem. His side ran out 5-2 winners in match in which he played 70 minutes.

Further afield, Jhoao Rodriguez was among the scorers for Tampico Madeira in Mexico. They beat Atlante 4-1.

In the Championship, Ola Aina and Michael Hector came up against Ike Ugbo when Hull City visited Barnsley, and it was the defensive duo who were celebrating after Hull won 1-0. 

Third-place Sheffield United’s good season continued with a 2-1 win over Reading, with Jamal Blackman once again in goal for the Blades. Tomas Kalas played at the back for Fulham against Aston Villa, with John Terry scoring his first goal for the Villans in a 2-1 win. Jeremie Boga came on as a late sub for Birmingham against Millwall, but could not help the Midlands side recover as they lost 2-0.

In League One, Jay Dasilva played in two away matches for Charlton in the past week. The Addicks won 1-0 at Bradford on Saturday having returned from Oxford with a point after a 1-1 draw in midweek. Jordan Houghton also featured twice for Doncaster, who beat Portsmouth 2-1 on Wednesday and lost 3-0 against Walsall at the weekend.

In League Two, Bradley Collins kept a clean sheet for Forest Green Rovers last Wednesday as they won 1-0 at Coventry City and then Saturday’s trip to Stevenage ended in a 2-1 win for Rovers.

In the National League, Nathan Baxter was in goal for Woking who lost 2-0 at Bromley after playing almost the entire second half with 10 men. In the National League South, Jared Thompson donned the gloves for Chippenham Town who won 3-1 at Bognor Regis Town.
 

The week ahead

The winners of the FIFA Football Awards will be announced at a ceremony in London this evening. Antonio Conte is one of three final contenders for the Best Men’s Coach, along with Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane and Juventus's Massimiliano Allegri.

On Wednesday night there are two Chelsea teams in action. The first team entertain Everton in the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge with a 7.45pm start, which is also the kick-off time for our development squad who will be playing a Checkatrade Trophy match away at Yeovil Town.

The development squad team are then back in action on Saturday with a home match against Arsenal at Aldershot, with a 1pm kick-off, followed soon after by the first team’s Premier League outing at Bournemouth. That is a 5.30pm start.

Prior to then on Thursday, three of the squad members – Davide Zappacosta, Willy Caballero and Andreas Christensen, are at the Megastore at Stamford Bridge for a signing session. That is between 4pm and 5pm.

On Sunday, Chelsea Ladies return to WSL action with a home game at Kingsmeadow. Kick-off against Yeovil is 2pm.