Welcome back to Loan Watch
Week 1 was filled with several members of the Loan Army making early impressions with their new clubs, highlighted by Accrington Stanley’s Tariq Uwakwe and Granada’s Kenedy. There are also a couple of key new additions to the Loan Army this week, as Conor Gallagher sealed his first Premier League move to West Bromwich Albion. Lewis Baker is making his eighth loan move in his Chelsea career, moving to Trabzonspor in Turkey.
We will likely still see a few more players, including Tiemoue Bakayoko and possible Antonio Rudiger, moved out before over the next couple weeks before the transfer deadline passes on October 5th.
Here’s a recap for Week 2:
Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United): Started on the bench in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at Villa Park. Came on in the 31st minute after an earlier red card to John Egan forced coach Chris Wilder to make a change in defense and looked very comfortable moving the ball up from the back.
Upcoming matches: vs. Leeds United (EPL) 9/27
Jamal Blackman (Rotherham United): Started in net in a 1-0 defeat to Milwall. Misjudged a through ball and rushed too far out of his net, eventually being rounded by the Milwall forward who slotted the ball into an empty net.
Upcoming matches: @ Birmingham (EFL Championship) 9/26
Michy Batshuayi (Crystal Palace): Started on the bench in Palace’s surprising 3-1 win over Manchester United. Came on for the final 9 minutes in place of Jordan Ayew up front, bringing some added pace to the counter attack.
Upcoming matches: vs. Everton (EPL) 9/26
Izzy Brown (Sheffield Wednesday): Started in the midfield in a 0-0 draw against Watford. Was the most creative player in attack for Sheffield, playing in a couple dangerous balls over the top and made several great crosses from set pieces.
Upcoming matches: @ Bristol City (EFL Championship) 9/27
Jamie Cumming (Stevenage FC): Started in goal in a comfortable 3-0 victory over Oldham Athletic. Very rarely threatened in net, having to make only one save. Also started in a 2-1 win over Southampton U-21 squad in the EFL Trophy, making one save.
Upcoming matches: vs. Bradford City (League One) 9/26
Conor Gallagher (West Brom): Did not feature in the match day squad in a 5-2 defeat to Everton. Started and played the full 90 minutes in the EFL Cup loss to Brentford 2-2 in penalties. Was a creative force during the match with a couple shots on goal, and scored the second penalty for West Brom with a beautiful panenka.
Upcoming matches: vs. Chelsea (EPL) 9/26
Marc Guehi (Swansea): Started on the left side of a back three, commanding the Swansea defense to a second successive clean sheet to start their campaign.
Upcoming matches: @ Wycombe (EFL Championship) 9/26
Luke McCormick (Bristol Rovers): Did not feature in the match day squad in a 2-0 defeat to Ipswich Town.
Upcoming matches: @ Doncaster (League One) 9/26
Teddy Sharman-Lowe (Burton Albion): Started on the bench in a 2-1 victory over Accrington Stanley.
Upcoming matches: vs. Swindon Town (League One) 9/26
Tariq Uwakwe (Accrington Stanley): Started on the left side of the midfield in a 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion. Was the most creative player for Stanley, setting up a couple good chances in the first half.
Upcoming matches: vs. Oxford United (League One) 9/26
Trevoh Chalobah (FC Lorient): Did not feature in the match day squad in a 3-2 defeat to Brest.
Upcoming matches: vs. Lyon (Ligue 1) 9/27
Kenedy (Granada): Started on the bench in a 2-1 victory over Alaves. Was part of the build up to the winning goal in the 79th minute as Granada are off to a surprising 2-0-0 to the La Liga campaign.
Upcoming matches: vs. Getafe (La Liga) 9/26
Davide Zappacosta (Genoa): Started at right wing-back in a 4-1 win over Crotone. Scored his first goal for the club in the 34th minute with a brilliant individual effort, cutting inside and striking the ball into the bottom left corner.
Upcoming matches: @ Napoli (Serie A) 9/27
Charlie Brown (Royale Union Saint-Gilloise): Did not feature in the match day squad in a 3-2 win over RFC Seraing. Yet to make the match day squad so far during the campaign.
Upcoming matches: @ RWDM47 (Belgian First Division B) 9/26
Ike Ugbo (Cercle Brugge): Started at striker, leading the attack in a 3-0 victory over Sint-Truiden on his 22nd birthday. Scored his second goal on loan so far, slotting home a penalty in the 31st minute.
Upcoming matches: @ Club Brugge (Belgian Pro League) 9/27
Armando Broja (Vitesse): Came off the bench in the 66th minute in a 2-0 victory over Sparta Rotterdam. Played up front in a forward role and scored his first professional goal in the 82nd minute, bouncing on a loose rebound in box.
Upcoming matches: @ Ajax (Eredivisie) 9/26
Danilo Pantic (FK Čukarički): Started in the midfield in a 0-0 draw with Radnički Niš. Has now featured in all five games to start for Čukarički.
Upcoming matches: vs. FK Mačva Šabac (Serbian SuperLiga) 9/26
Lewis Baker (Trabzonspor): Started in midfield in a 0-0 draw with Denizlispor in his first match for the club, playing the full 90 minutes.
Upcoming matches: vs. Yeni Malatyaspor (Süper Lig) 9/26
Written by: Ben Gaudioz
Edited by Jai Mcintosh @jjmcintosh5