There were a lot of Chelsea loanee’s in action this weekend, let’s take you across the leagues around the globe for Loan Watch W11.
Loan Watch W11: England
Starting in the Premier League, Michy Batshuayi came off the bench late on for Crystal Palace as the Eagles lost 2-0 at home to Newcastle United. The game between Sheffield United and West Brom featured Conor Gallagher (West Brom) in the late kick-off on Saturday. Gallagher scored the only goal – the first Premier League goal of his career- which was enough to secure West Brom’s first win of the season.
Ruben Loftus Cheek featured for Fulham at the King Power Stadium against Leicester City. He played a vital 76 minutes as Fulham stunned Leicester in a 2-1 victory.
Down in the Championship, Marc Guehi had an impressive performance in a 1-0 away win for Swansea City at Nottingham Forest. Staying in the Championship, Izzy Brown had a five-minute cameo in a 0-0 draw for Sheffield Wednesday. Jamal Blackman was a busy man between the sticks as Rotherham held promotion contenders Bournemouth at home to a 2-2 draw.
In League One, Ian Maatsen continued his impressive form for Charlton as the left-back recorded another clean sheet in a crunch fixture against promotion chasing Ipswich Town.
In the FA Cup, Luke McCormick got an assist as Bristol Rovers thrashed Darlington 6-0. Jamie Cumming was between the sticks for League Two side Stevenage in their tie against a strong League One side Hull City. Cumming was victorious as his side won 6-5 on penalties after extra time causing a cup upset.
In the National League, Ethan Wady was between the stickers as Dartford won away to Hungerford Town. Dartford are now top of the National League South.
Loan Watch W11: Europe
Across the English Channel and into France, Trevoh Chalobah played a full 90 minutes in Ligue 1 for Lorient in a 1-0 defeat at home against Montpellier.
Heading over to Holland, in the Eredivisie and Armando Broja was on target as Vitesse won 2-0 at home against Fortuna Sittard.
Over in Belgium in the pro league, Matt Miazga played a full 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw for Anderlecht against Standard Liege. However, it was a day to forget for Ike Ugbo who played a full 90 minutes for Ex Chelsea assistant coach Paul Clement, whose Cercle Brugge side were demolished 5-1 at home to Genk.
Heading East in Europe to Turkey and Eddie Newton’s Trabzonspor won 1-0 thanks to a Lewis Baker goal on the stroke of half time. Baker was of course a player for the successful Chelsea youth side a few years ago when Newton was involved with the youth set-up at Cobham. Eddie Newton was also assistant to Roberto Di Matteo as Chelsea were triumphant in Europe and in the FA Cup back in 2012 and was Gus Hiddink’s assistant in 2015/16. Additionally, Victor Moses started and was on the winning side for Russian league side Spartak Moscow as they beat Rotor 2-0.
In the Serbian Superliga, Danilo Pantic played a full 90 minutes as Cukaricki won 3-0 at home to Napredak.
And in Portugal, Malang Sarr impressed once again for FC Porto, playing the full 90′ and keeping clean sheets against Santa Clara in Liga NOS domestically, and more notably, against Manchester City in the Champions League. Lucas Piazon started for Rio Ave as the lost 2-0 away at Gil Vicente.
Some of the players on loan that didn’t feature are Zappacosta (Genoa), Bakayoko (Napoli), Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United) Van Ginkel (PSV). Jake Clarke-Salter (Birmingham), Kenedy (Granada) Jan Castillo (Az Alkmaar), Teddy Sharman-Lowe (Burton Albion) and George McEachran (MVV Maastricht).
Jon Russell who played in midweek for Accrington Stanley didn’t play this weekend due to the FA Cup. He played 76′ minutes mid-week against Shrewsbury, but his teammates Nathan Baxter and Tariq Uwakwe both stayed on the bench. Ross Barkley got injured against Arsenal a couple of weeks ago so he missed their defeat over West Ham.
That’s all for Loan Watch W11.
Written by Callum Cook @Callum_wj
Edited by Jai Mcintosh @jjmcintosh5