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news Mon 28 Sep 2015
We round up the latest action for Chelsea players on loan and take a look at our Champions League group rivals and the week ahead…
Marco van Ginkel played his part in Stoke City's late winner against Bournemouth this weekend after coming off the bench at the Britannia Stadium, playing in Glen Johnson to cross for Mame Biram Diouf's header. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Victor Moses started West Ham United's 2-2 draw with Norwich City and Nathan Ake came on in the closing stages of Watford's defeat at home to Crystal Palace.
There was a first Reading goal for Lucas Piazon (pictured above), the Brazilian's ninth-minute effort proving to be the match winner as the Royals, captained by Michael Hector, beat Burnley 2-1 to move up to third in the Championship. Steve Clarke's side remain five points behind Middlesbrough in second after Tomas Kalas helped them to a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Leeds United on Sunday.
Mohamed Salah scored for the third Serie A game in succession as Roma recorded a 5-1 victory over Carpi, but Juan Cuadrado's introduction as a substitute in Juventus' visit to Napoli could not prevent the Bianconeri slipping to a 2-1 defeat.
Andreas Christensen was at the heart of the Borussia Monchengladbach side which warmed up for their midweek Champions League meeting with Manchester City by winning 3-1 away at Stuttgart.
Dominic Solanke and Lewis Baker were both starters and Nathan came off the bench as Vitesse were held to a 0-0 draw at Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie. Todd Kane played the full 90 minutes of NEC Nijmegen’s 2-1 loss against PSV Eindhoven.
Jeremie Boga made his second appearance for Rennes, appearing as a second-half substitute in a 1-1 home draw with Troyes. Elsewhere in France, Mario Pasalic came on for Monaco in their 3-3 thriller with Guingamp.
In Belgium's Jupiler League there was a defeat at Anderlecht for Sint-Truidense, for whom Bekanty Angban saw red. Jhoao Rodriguez came off the bench in the same game. Ulises Davilla played the final 17 minutes of Setubal's 1-1 draw with Nacional in the Portuguese top flight.
Kasimpasa, where Kenneth Omeruo is on loan, are in action later today (Monday) against Rizespor in Turkey.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OPPONENTS
Porto, who we meet at the Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday evening, also go into the game on the back of a 2-2 draw although they retain leadership of the Portuguese top flight on goal difference. Second-from-bottom Moreirense twice came from behind to earn a point, cancelling out goals from Maicon and Jesus Corona.
Maccabi Tel Aviv host Dynamo Kiev in the other game in Group G this week. The Israeli side ended a three-match winless streak to go two points off the top of the table with a 2-0 victory at Maccabi Haifa. Eden Ben-Basat and Dor Peretz netted late on. The Ukrainian league leaders matched that scoreline against Hoverla with goals from Artem Kravats and Oleg Gusev, making it eight wins out of nine in the league this term.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Jose Mourinho and one of the players will be speaking to the media tonight at 6pm UK time ahead of our Champions League meeting with Porto, which kicks off at 7.45pm on Tuesday after our Under-19s take on the same opponents in the UEFA Youth League at 1pm the same day (Twitter coverage of both games via @chelseafc).
The first team return to Premier League action against Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday tea-time with Mourinho’s media conference the day before.
The Under-18s face a trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday morning as they look to build on Saturday's win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
The FA Women's Super League 1 title race comes to an exciting conclusion on Sunday evening, with Chelsea Ladies knowing that a win against Sunderland at Wheatsheaf Park will secure a first-ever championship and a league and cup double. The Ladies’ Twitter account @chelsealfc will be following the key events.