Chelsea Here Chelsea There
news Mon 5 Mar 2018
We round up loan action in the UK and across the globe and look at which Chelsea teams are in action in the days to come…
In the Premier League, Kurt Zouma formed part of Stoke City’s defence as the Potters made it three Premier League draws on the spin thanks to a 0-0 draw at Southampton. Tammy Abraham came on as a late substitute for Swansea as they thrashed West Ham 4-1 and Kenedy played the whole match for Newcastle at Anfield, with the Magpies losing 2-0.
In the Championship, Kasey Palmer and Lucas Piazon came up against each other as Derby hosted Fulham, both players coming on as second-half substitutes as the Cottagers made it 13 league games unbeaten thanks to a 2-1 win. The result means our west-London neighbours leapfrog the Rams and move up to fourth place, five points off the automatic spots. Jeremie Boga played the final 10 minutes for Birmingham City, who were beaten 2-1 at Nottingham Forest, a result that was followed by the departure of manager Steve Cotterill.
There were also two midweek matches in the second tier, with Jamal Blackman in goal for Sheffield United in a 3-1 win over Reading. Ola Aina featured in defence for Hull City in their 1-1 draw with Barnsley – a key match towards the bottom of the table with both teams sitting just above the relegation zone.
North of the border, Charly Musonda came off the bench to help Celtic overcome Morton in the Scottish FA Cup quarter-finals. Goalless at the break, the Hoops scored three second-half goals in a 3-0 win. In League One, Ike Ugbo played up front for MK Dons who lost 1-0 to Bristol Rovers.
In the Bundesliga, Michy Batshuayi led the line for Borussia Dortmund in a 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig. The result was a good one for Dortmund as they remained in the final Champions League qualification spot and maintained a three-point gap over Leipzig.
Marco van Ginkel was in PSV Eindhoven’s midfield in a 3-0 Eredivisie victory over Utrecht, a result which moved them 10 points clear of Ajax at the top of the table before the Amsterdam club played on Sunday against Vitesse, and with help from three Chelsea loanees, that is how the gap stayed. Fankaty Dabo, Matt Miazga and Mason Mount (pictured below) all played in a 3-2 home win for Vitesse, who are in sixth place.
In Turkey, Kenneth Omeruo played in defence for Kasimpasa who drew 1-1 with Osmanlispor and, in Serbia, Danilo Pantic featured in midfield for Partizan Belgrade who lost 1-0 at Radnicki Nis.
In Belgium, Victorien Angban started for Waasland-Beveren against Genk, a game that ended in a 1-0 defeat and Nathan came on in the second half of Belenenses’ 0-0 draw at Vitoria Guimaraes in the Portuguese top flight.
The week ahead
There is just one midweek game on this occasion and that is a rearranged one for our Under-18s. Their league encounter at home to Leicester City is on Tuesday at 12 noon.
The first team have a tea-time kick-off on Saturday – that versus Crystal Palace with a 5.30pm start at Stamford Bridge, and on Sunday at 12.05pm, the development squad play West Ham away at Dagenham & Redbridge FC. That is a Premier League 2 fixture.
Chelsea Ladies fixtures remain on hold due to international matches with various tournaments around the world concluding in the coming days.