We have a round-up of the past week’s action for our players out on loan, including a maiden goal in Spain…
Frank Lampard will make his first return to Stamford Bridge as a manager when Derby County are our opponents in the Carabao Cup later this month, and two Blues loanees played their part in the Rams’ third-round win on penalties over Manchester United.
Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount both started for Lampard’s men, who reacted well to going a goal down early on to lead 2-1 before Maroune Fellaini’s late equaliser. Mount then netted the opening spot-kick of the shoot-out with aplomb as 15 efforts were despatched clinically before Phil Jones was denied by Scott Carson. In the same competition, Kasey Palmer started for Blackburn who battled back from two goals behind against Bournemouth, but lost out to a stoppage-time strike.
Michy Batshuayi scored his first goal for Valencia last week, netting the opener (pictured top) in their 1-1 La Liga draw with Celta Vigo. He was then involved in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Real Sociedad.
In the weekend’s Premier League fixtures, Kurt Zouma lined up for Everton who beat Fulham 3-0, while Kenedy started for Newcastle in a 2-0 loss against Leicester.
Michael Hector played for Sheffield Wednesday in Friday night’s Yorkshire derby, when the Owls drew 1-1 with Championship high-fliers Leeds at Hillsborough. Tammy Abraham was in action the same night as Aston Villa travelled to Bristol City, with that match also ending 1-1.
In Saturday’s matches, Trevoh Chalobah started as Ipswich drew 2-2 at Birmingham. Todd Kane was involved for Hull in a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough and Reece James featured for Wigan in a 1-0 defeat at Norwich. That was also the scoreline when Mount and Tomori both started again for Derby in a 1-0 loss at Bolton.
Dujon Sterling played for Coventry in Saturday’s early League One kick-off, with the Sky Blues hosting Sunderland. The wing-back provided the assist for the equaliser as Mark Robins’ men came from a goal behind to draw 1-1. Ike Ugbo was involved for Scunthorpe in a goalless draw at Burton.
In League Two, Jacob Maddox played for Cheltenham in a 2-0 loss to Lincoln and Nathan Baxter was in goal for Yeovil in a 3-1 defeat to Crawley Town.
In Ligue 1 Matt Miazga played twice for Nantes, who drew 1-1 with Lyon on Saturday evening having lost 2-1 against Nice last Tuesday.
There was midweek action in Serie A, with Ola Aina and Mario Pasalic coming up against each other in a goalless draw between Torino and Atalanta. Aina started on the left of midfield for Torino while Pasalic came on as a substitute for Atalanta. Tiemoue Bakayoko came off the bench for AC Milan in their 1-1 draw with Empoli.
Aina played from the start at the weekend when Torino secured a 1-0 win over Chievo and Pasalic was back in the Atalanta starting line-up. They were beaten 2-0 at Fiorentina.
In the Eredivisie, Jake Clarke-Salter and Eduardo both played for Vitesse in a 2-1 defeat against Feyenoord on Sunday. Vitesse finished the game with nine men, while Feyenoord were reduced to 10 after Robin van Persie was red carded shortly after scoring a late winner. Clarke-Salter also came on as a late substitute in last week’s 2-1 win over RKAD Volendam in the Dutch KNVB Cup. In the Dutch second tier, Kyle Scott played up front for Telstar in a 1-0 win over Oss.
In France’s Ligue 2, Victorien Angban featured for Metz who were beaten 1-0 by Le Havre. Kylian Hazard came on for Cercle Bruges as they bowed out of the Belgian Cup following a 2-1 defeat against Beerschot Wilrijk.
In Brazil’s Serie A, Nathan came on for the final quarter-of-an-hour of Atletico Mineiro’s big 5-2 win against Recife. Danilo Pantic was denied a late winner for Partizan Belgrade when his long-range effort was brilliantly saved. The match at Radnicki ended in a 2-2 draw.