The top divisions around Europe took a pause for the international break, but there were still Chelsea players impressing on loan in League One and League Two in England...
Our three loanees at Accrington Stanley traded places in the line-up over the last week. Goalkeeper Nathan Baxter and winger Tariq Uwakwe both started their 1-0 win at Barrow, who had Kurt Zouma’s brother Yoan in their team, in the Football League Trophy on Tuesday. However, that duo were both among the substitutes as another player on loan from Chelsea, Jon Russell, came into the side and made the decisive contribution against Northampton Town in League One on Saturday.
The midfielder took just 90 seconds at Northampton to make his mark on the match, as he charged forward into space before slotting a shot into the bottom corner. Russell went close to adding a second as he curled just wide later in the game, but his early goal was enough to give in-form Accrington their fourth win from their last eight league fixtures and move them into the top half of the table.
There was an eventful evening for teenage goalkeeper Teddy Sharman-Lowe at Burton Albion in the Football League Trophy. He was powerless to prevent Fulham Under-21s taking the lead through an own goal, but made same important saves as the Brewers earned a 1-1 draw. He repeated those crucial stops in the resulting penalties to earn Burton the extra point too, conceding just once in the shoot-out against the Cottagers.
It was a tough day for Luke McCormick at Bristol Rovers, as he was one of two players substituted at half-time as they were defeated 4-1 at home by Fleetwood Town.
Jamie Cumming was denied a clean sheet and a win with Stevenage by an 80th-minute equaliser for by Morecambe, meaning they had to settle for a 1-1 draw, but that point was enough to keep them clear of the relegation zone.