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We review the recent games for Blues out on loan and look at the week’s schedule, including the return of European matches…
Kurt Zouma played a key role in Stoke’s notable performance as they became the first team to take a point from Manchester United this season. The Potters came from 2-1 behind in a 2-2 draw in the Potteries.
Tammy Abraham was our other loanee in Premier League action over the weekend, playing the full 90 minutes as Swansea were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle. Kasey Palmer will hope to be involved for Huddersfield when they host West Ham tonight.
In the Championship, Jamal Blackman was in goal for Sheffield United who beat Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light. Tomas Kalas played at the back for Fulham as the Cottagers ended Cardiff City’s 100 per cent record with a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage, and Ike Ugbo was part of Barnsley’s three-man strike force as they also drew 1-1 at Preston.
Lewis Baker started for Middlesbrough, who recorded their first away win of the season, beating Bolton 3-0. There was a debut for Jeremie Boga on the left of Birmingham City’s midfield as the Midlands club lost 1-0 at Norwich. It was a tough night for Ola Aina and Michael Hector on Friday when Hull travelled to Derby and lost 5-0.
Jay Dasilva helped Charlton maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign in League One. They won 2-1 at home to Southend. Jordan Houghton played an hour of Doncaster’s match at Northampton, with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink taking charge of his first game as Cobblers boss. The former Blues striker had to wait just 21 seconds to witness his first Northampton goal and the game finished 1-0 to the home side.
In League Two, Bradley Collins was between the sticks for Forest Green Rovers who lost 3-1 to Exeter. Fellow shot stopper Nathan Baxter was on the wrong end of the same scoreline in the National League with Woking who were beaten at Maidstone, while in the National League South, Jared Thompson kept goal for Chippenham Town who lost 3-0 to Dartford.
Looking elsewhere in Europe, Danilo Pantic (pictured top) scored Partizan Belgrade’s second goal in a 3-0 win over Mladost in the Serbian Superliga. In Russia, Mario Pasalic came on as a second-half substitute for Spartak Moscow who beat Rubin Kazan 1-0.
In Holland, Matt Miazga and Fankaty Dabo lined up alongside each other in the Vitesse Arnhem defence in a 3-0 win against Excelsior. Todd Kane played at right back for Groningen in a 1-1 draw with Venlo, and Marco van Ginkel featured for PSV Eindhoven, who were beaten 2-0 at Heerenveen. In Belgium, Victorien Angban played the full 90 minutes in Waasland Beveren’s 5-1 win over Eupen.
The week ahead
European football is back and that means a busy week with our Academy’s Under-19 side first up. We resume UEFA Youth League action after a year away with the hosting of Qarabag U19s at Cobham on Tuesday. That kicks off at 1.05pm and is live on Chelsea TV. Please note no spectators will be admitted.
Antonio Conte’s side then take on the Qarabag first team at the Bridge at 7.45pm. The boss will be previewing that match in his media conference today at 12.45pm, live on this website and Chelsea TV.
On Saturday, our youth team begin their campaign in the new Premier League U18s Cup. That is away at Blackburn with an 11am start.
On Sunday, the first team face familiar opposition at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. Kick-off against Arsenal is 1.30pm.