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news Mon 28 Aug 2017
We round-up the latest loan action including a selection of first goals scored for the clubs concerned…
Tammy Abraham scored his first two goals for Swansea City last week as the side led by former Blues assistant Paul Clement recorded back-to-back victories. The 19-year-old opened his account for the Welsh club in their 4-1 win at MK Dons in the EFL Cup, netting from close range, and he followed that up with the opener as the Swans recorded their first Premier League win of the season at Crystal Palace at the weekend. His side-footed effort on the stroke of half-time was his side's first shot on target in the league this term.
Kasey Palmer also featured in both of Huddersfield Town's matches this week, playing 74 minutes of the EFL Cup win over Rotherham United and then coming off the bench for the final 34 minutes of the 0-0 draw with Southampton in the Premier League. That result temporarily took them to the top of the standings.
On Sunday in the Midlands, Kurt Zouma was part of the Stoke side which held West Brom to a 1-1 draw. He had a deflected shot which required saving prior to the goals.
In the Dutch top flight, PSV stayed level on points with leaders Feyenoord thanks to a 2-0 win over Roda. Marco van Ginkel was again influential, providing the assist for the early opening goal. There was also a win for Todd Kane and Groningen who defeated Utrecht 2-1. It was the right-back’s first start for his new loan club.
There was however defeat for Vitesse at home to AZ. Fankaty Dabo and Charlie Colkettstarted the 2-1 reverse with Matt Miazga coming on at half-time and Mason Mount on 77 minutes. On Friday, our loan contingent at Vitesse discovered their Europa League group stage opponents, with a tricky draw pitting them against Lazio, Nice and Zulte Waregem in Group K.
Danilo Pantic came on as a late sub for Partizan Belgrade in their 4-0 win at Videton which secured their place in the Europa League. They have been drawn in Europa League Group B alongside Dynamo Kiev, Young Boys and Skenderbeu.
Over in the Russian league, Mario Pasalic played all but the final quarter-of-an-hour of Spartak Moscow’s 0-0 draw at SKA Khabarovsk at the weekend. Spartak are ninth with eight games of the season gone.
Moving to the English lower divisions, Ike Ugbo scored his first senior goal with the opener in Barnsley's 3-0 win over Sunderland in the Championship, bundling the ball home at the far post.
Lewis Baker also opened his account for his new club this week, converting a Grant Leadbitter cross as Middlesbrough beat Scunthorpe United in the EFL Cup, and he played the first 68 minutes of Boro's goalless draw with Preston in the league.
Tomas Kalas was at the heart of the defence for Fulham as they became the first team to avoid defeat against Ipswich Town in the league this term, keeping a clean sheet in the process, and Ola Aina and Michael Hector also kept the opposition scoreless as Hull City ended a three-match losing streak by beating Bolton Wanderers 4-0. Unfortunately, the brakes are on Lucas Piazon’s loan at Fulham due to a broken leg.
Only a late Craig Bryson goal prevented Jamal Blackman recording back-to-back shut-outs for Sheffield United, although the Blades were 3-1 winners over Derby County.
Jay Dasilva came off the bench for Charlton Athletic in their 4-1 EFL Cup defeat at Norwich City, but he was back in the starting line-up as the Addicks recorded their third win out of four in League One with a 2-0 win at Rotherham.
In League Two, Bradley Collins was between the posts for Forest Green Rovers as they fell to a 5-1 defeat at Colchester United. Nathan Baxter was also on the losing side in the National League, with Woking falling 1-0 at Wrexham, but fellow young keeper Jared Thompson helped Chippenham Town to a 2-2 draw with Weston Super-Mare in the National League South.
The week ahead
Chelsea football is paused for international football. The first of those games is on Thursday and there will be a round-up of the call-ups for our players on this website later this week.
Thursday is also the day for the closing of the summer transfer window in the UK. It shuts at 11pm.