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We round up action for our players out on loan, with league and cup successes, and look at the week ahead…


Loan highlights

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was voted Man of the Match by Crystal Palace fans after impressing on the right-hand side of midfield in a 2-2 draw with Everton at Selhurst Park. The 21-year-old helped the Eagles get off to a flying start when he forced a good save from Jordan Pickford which led to James McArthur giving the home side a first-minute lead.

Tammy Abraham started up front for Swansea who were beaten 2-0 at Burnley. Izzy Brown and Kurt Zouma potentially go head to head in Monday night’s fixture between Brighton and Stoke.

Jamal Blackman, who last week spoke to this website about his loan, was on the winning side in Friday night’s Championship fixture, when Sheffield United won 3-1 at Burton. They are second in the table, two points behind leaders Wolves. The following day there were three Chelsea loanees in the Hull City backline, with Ola Aina, Michael Hector and Fikayo Tomori all playing the full 90 minutes for the Tigers in a 2-2 draw against Ipswich. Tomas Kalas (pictured) featured at the back for Fulham in Saturday evening’s fixture against Derby, which ended 1-1.

In League One, Jay Dasilva played at left-back for Charlton who drew 2-2 with MK Dons, while Jordan Houghton was in the Doncaster midfield in a goalless draw against Fleetwood Town.

Bradley Collins was between the sticks for Forest Green Rovers who beat Crewe 3-2 in League Two. It was a great night last Tuesday for another of our goalkeepers, Nathan Baxter, as he kept a clean sheet in a 3-0 win for National League Woking at League One side Bury in an FA Cup first-round replay. They will now host another third-tier club, Peterborough United, in the second round.

Moving to Holland, there were Chelsea representatives on both sides of the Eredivise meeting between Groningen and Vitesse Arnhem. Todd Kane played right-back for Groningen, who won 4-2. Fankaty Dabo and Miazga started in the Vitesse rearguard, with Dabo conceding an own goal, and Mason Mount came on as a second-half substitute.

Marco van Ginkel was in action for league leaders PSV Eindhoven, who beat Zwolle 1-0. In Russia, Mario Pasalic came on as a substitute for Spartak Moscow who won 4-1 at Krasnodar, while in Serbia, Danilo Pantic featured for Partizan Belgrade in a 2-0 victory at Javor. In Belgium, Victorien Angban played in a 3-0 defeat for Waasland-Beveren against Club Brugge.
 

The week ahead

Wednesday is a big day in Europe for the first team and the Under-19s who both play away to Qarabag. Antonio Conte’s men are in action at 5pm UK time with an 11am (UK time) start for the younger age group who currently lead their UEFA Youth League group by three points. Only the top team in that competition are guaranteed a place in the knockout stage, with the runners up going into play-offs.

Saturday is a double-header against Liverpool with a PL2 game for our development squad at 2pm followed by a match at Anfield for the first team at 5.30pm. The PL2 match is at Cobham so no spectators will be admitted.

Before then, at 10.30am, the Under-18s take on West Ham in a game that is live on Chelsea TV.

There is a break in Chelsea Ladies fixtures due to international matches.