Chelsea FC Domestic Loan Roundup: October 31, 2013

Ben Hoskins

Our weekly look in at our youngsters on loan throughout England

Someone finally stopped Patrick Bamford from scoring this week, but there would be no denying Romelu Lukaku or Nathaniel Chalobah.  As we're getting to the point of the season where most domestic loanees have found a role, we're continuing to see mostly solid performances from the lot. Here's what they did this week:

  • Romelu Lukaku (Everton) - The Big Belgian had a chance to shine against his biggest rival in the Belgian squad, as Everton squared off against Aston Villa on the weekend. Benteke missed an early penalty, while Lukaku opened the scoring in the 2-0 Everton victory. He was trouble for the Villians all day, shooting 6 times and linking up well with his temporary teammates. He's also looked much improved in his defending of set pieces, something that should benefit the Blues in the long run.
  • Victor Moses (Liverpool) - Moses was relegated to the bench for Liverpool's game against West Brom, and didn't make an appearance as a sub in the 4-1 victory. It will be interesting to see if he plays a part when the club take on Arsenal this weekend.
  • Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest) - Chalobah got on the score sheet this weekend, but didn't have the greatest of games. He'd score the only Forest goal of the game, but came off at the half as he was probably a foul away from a second yellow card and another suspension. I'd imagine the stop and start season has made it difficult for the youngster to get going, hopefully he'll find some rhythem in the coming weeks.
  • Josh McEachran (Watford) - McEachran had a chance to show his stuff on TV Monday evening, but his solid if unspectacular performance will be a footnote in this game. Watford were denied a clear goal on a ball that crossed the line, and ended up drawing a game that they absolutely should have won. Poor Zola...
  • Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers) - The shocking development of the week? Todd Kane played well for 90 minutes at right back.
  • Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) - Bamford played two games this week, and while he played relatively well in both, he didn't manage to find the back of the net. He did have a very good chance against Tranmere that can be seen in the highlight package below:
  • George Saville (Brentford) - Saville started and impressed in both of Brentford's matches this week, a 2-1 victory over Bristol City and a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury.
  • Sam Walker (Colchester United) - Walker was key to United picking up 4 points this past week, allowing only a single goal to get by in the pair of games played. Walker was very good in both games, and bounced back nicely after a bit of a rough patch.
  • Danny Pappoe (Colchester United) - As usual, Danny pappoe was not involved this week.
  • Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) - Lalkovic started both of this week's games on the bench, and got in for 6 minutes of action against Swindon. He remained on the bench for the entire game over the weekend.
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