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A round-up of our loan players’ involvement in midweek fixtures features goals, assists and a Man-of-the-Match award.

The bulk of the action took place in the Championship, but we begin our summary on the European stage.

Tiemoue Bakayoko was in Europa League action for AC Milan last night, the French midfielder completing the full game as the Italians opened their campaign with a 1-0 away win against Dudelange.

Michy Batshuayi started up front for Valencia as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday.

An eventful game included a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo and three penalties. Two of those went Juventus’s way and were converted by Miralem Pjanic, while Daniel Parejo missed one for Valencia late in the game. Batshuayi played 70 minutes before being replaced by Kevin Gameiro.

In the Championship, Tammy Abraham scored his first goal for Aston Villa since joining the club on loan in their 2-0 win against Rotherham on Tuesday.

The striker, who made his debut for Steve Bruce’s side at the weekend, opened the scoring after 27 minutes when he raced on to Jonathan Kodjia's pass and finished well before fellow loanee Yannick Bolasie added a second late on.

Abraham started as part of a front two, alongside Kodjia, and performed well before being withdrawn for the closing few minutes of the game. The result ended a five-match winless run for Villa.

Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount started for Derby County as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Blackburn Rovers after dominating the game.

Tomori produced a solid display at the heart of the back four, alongside Richard Keogh, and helped the home side keep a clean sheet against a Blackburn team which included Kasey Palmer, who played the opening 45 minutes.

Mount, who scored the winner on his debut for England Under-21s recently, has enjoyed a fine start to his loan spell with the Rams under the guidance of Frank Lampard and Jody Morris, and he was once again the star performer on Tuesday.
 

The midfielder struck the woodwork with a wonderful free-kick as England manager Gareth Southgate watched on, and Lampard was full of praise for the 19-year-old when he spoke after the game.

‘Mason was fantastic, it is how he has been playing for us every game,’ said Lampard.

‘His free-kick was top class and his general play was creative, and his work-rate and passing were excellent. There is more to come from him.

‘I think Gareth would have been impressed. Talking about young English players playing week in, week out, Mason is doing incredibly well.

‘Mason is a great example of the loan system. Chelsea have a got a great young talent and him coming here helps both them and us, and he can do anything he wants.

‘That's not to stay he will go in and be an England starter in their next game, as it's Gareth Southgate's choice, but whatever level you put him in, because of his quality, work ethic and mentality, he will do anything he wants to.’

Reece James picked up the Man-of-the-Match award for his role in Wigan’s 2-1 home win over Hull City. The youngster, playing at right-back, provided a real attacking threat as well as performing solidly from a defensive point of view. Todd Kane was an unused sub for the visitors.
 

Elsewhere, Lewis Baker came off the bench for Leeds on Tuesday as they maintained their impressive start to the season with a 3-0 win over Preston North End at Elland Road. The midfielder was introduced for the last few minutes of the game while Jamal Blackman was an unused sub. Marcelo Bielsa’s side are currently one point ahead of Middlesbrough at the top of the table.

Trevoh Chalobah was part of the Ipswich team which drew 1-1 against Brentford at Portman Road on Tuesday. The Chelsea loanee started in a midfield role, in a 3-5-2 formation, and provided an excellent cross from which Kayden Jackson scored a second-half equaliser for the home side. The Brentford team included former Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran.

Tomas Kalas started for Bristol City as they fell to a 4-2 defeat away at West Bromwich Albion, a game in which the home side were 3-0 up after just 28 minutes. Jay Dasilva was an unused sub for the visitors.

In Serbia, meanwhile, Danilo Pantic played the full game for Partizan Belgrade as they beat Rad Beograd 1-0 on Wednesday.
 

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