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We review the weekend loan action including goals scored and man-of-the-match performances, and look at the coming days…
 

Loan highlights

With domestic football resuming after the international break, there were standout matches for one of our young strikers, a midfielder at the top of the table in the Netherlands, and two of our goalkeepers out on loan,

In the Premier League, pride of place went to Tammy Abraham who scored both goals, one either side of half-time, in Swansea’s home win over Huddersfield. His poacher’s pair led Swans boss Paul Clement to say: ‘We know what Tammy can do, he's got a good smell for where to be, for when the ball is up and around the penalty area.

‘I was pleased with his overall game; it was his best performance where he improved with his back to goal.’

It was a far less successful Saturday for Kurt Zouma and Stoke City. He was part of the Potters’ defence pierced seven times by in-form Manchester City. That game at the Etihad ended 7-2.

Izzy Brown came on late for Brighton on Sunday and nearly made the score 2-0 to the south coast side at home to Everton, but his powerfully hit shot was saved. The game ended all square due to a 90th-minute Wayne Rooney penalty.

In the Championship, Jamal Blackman kept a clean sheet as Sheffield United took three points from a single-goal victory when they entertained Ipswich Town. The Blades are third in the Championship table, just two points behind leaders Wolves.

Blackman has said of his season so far: ‘It's been a great start to my loan spell and a fantastic experience for me personally, playing at this level.’

Our trio on loan at Hull were all involved in a 1-1 draw at Norwich, Michael Hector and new Nigeria international Ola Aina both starting. Fikayo Tomori came on towards the end. They were denied all three points by a Norwich goal six minutes into added time.

There was a similarly late goal for Fulham who came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home to Preston. Tomas Kalas was in defence for the Cottagers who moved up to ninth with the point.

In the Dutch top flight, Marco van Ginkel helped league leaders PSV to a big away win at VVV. Their 5-2 victory maintained a five-point advantage over Ajax.  

Fourth-placed Vitesse drew 1-1 away at Heracles. Fankaty Dabo and Matt Miazga were part of the Vitesse defence from the start with midfielders Mason Mount introduced on the hour and Charlie Colkett in the final five minutes.

On Saturday in Belgium, Victorien Angban played 77 minutes of Waasland-Beveren’s 2-0 defeat away at Gent.

On Friday, Mario Pasalic was brought on for the closing minutes to help Spartak Moscow see out a 2-1 success at Akhmat Grozny. Spartak are fifth the Russian Premier League.

Danilo Pantic was part of a Partizan Belgrade side that were also away winners this weekend, beating Radnik Surdulica 2-0. Partizan are four points off the top of the Serbian Super Liga

It was not a good Sunday for Kenneth Omeruo and the rest of the Kasimpasa defence in Turkey. They conceded three times and went down 3-2 at home to Sivasspor.

In Mexico, Jhoao Rodriguez scored his first goal on his third appearance for Tampico Madero. That was in a 2-0 away win at Venados.

Back in the English lower divisions, our two young players on loan in League One went head to head at the weekend and it was Jay Dasilva and Charlton Athletic who came out on top, winning 1-0 at home to Doncaster Rovers. Jordan Houghton played the whole match for Rovers; Dasilva 80 minutes for the victors who are fifth in the table.

Nathan Baxter was involved in FA Cup qualifier action with Woking at the weekend but his side must wait for a place in the first round proper. They surprisingly failed to overcome Concord Rangers from the lower reaches of the league below. The final score at Woking was 1-1 with the replay on Canvey Island scheduled for Tuesday.

Jared Thompson was named man of the match for making a series of impressive saves to earn Chippenham Town a point at home to Wealdstone. The National League South encounter ended goalless.

The week ahead

Today (Monday) there is a lunchtime draw for the next round of the Women’s Champions League. Having conquered Bayern Munich, Chelsea Ladies discover their opponents in the Round of 16 at 12.30pm.  

European football continues to dominate during the week with two games on Wednesday. Firstly, our Under-19s take on Roma in the UEFA Youth League with a 1pm start. That game will be streamed live on UEFA’s website.

Then in the evening at 7.45pm, it is the senior clash between the two clubs in the Champions League. Antonio Conte’s team are then in action again on Saturday with an early 12.30pm kick-off at home to Watford.

Also on Saturday, Jody Morris and his Under-18s will attempt to make it eight wins out of eight in the U18 Premier League. In their way are Southampton who host the young Blues for a 1pm kick-off.  

On Sunday, Aldershot is the venue for a PL2 game between our development squad and West Ham. That starts at 12.05pm and is live on Chelsea TV