We've reached the final days of November, and several Chelsea loanees are doing their best to assure we're all well aware of them before the January window opens. Two Chelsea forwards on loan in England have been terrorizing defenses this season, and that pair highlight this week's loan roundup.
- Romelu Lukaku (Everton) - Lukaku took part in one of the more heated derby matches in England this past weekend, as Everton took on Liverpool with valuable points on the line. The sides played to a 3-3 draw, although things probably would have been less pleasant for Everton without the Lukaku brace.
- Victor Moses (Liverpool) - Moses started the Liverpool derby on the bench, but came on with about 25 minutes left to play. He didn't make much of an impact in the game, and will likely continue to be used in a bench role for the near future.
- Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest) - Chalobah returned from international duty to start this weekend's match on the bench, coming on at halftime. He was heavily involved after he came on, creating several good chances and contributing in the defensive third.
- Josh McEachran (Watford) - Josh got 90 minutes against Bolton, and had a bit of a mixed bag. He was useful without looking particularly dangerous whenever Watford had the ball, and showed flashes of usefulness in slowing the Bolton counter despite generally looking lost defensively. There are still large holes in McEachran's game when not in possession, which Gianfranco Zola spoke about recently.
- Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers) - As usual, Kane started and played the full 90 minutes this past weekend.
- Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) - Bamford hadn't scored in his last several matches, but he apparently found where he hid his scoring boots over the international break. He scored the opener against Bradford, and now sits at 13 goals during this loan. Unfortunately for Bamford, Sam Walker had his number midweek and he was unable to score in two matches in a row.
- George Saville (Brentford) - Saville has been piling up the minutes this season, starting a pair of fixtures during the past week for Brentford. He was fairly solid in both, although his side managed only a point from the contests.
- Sam Walker (Colchester United) - As mentioned above, Walker did well in a 3-1 victory over Patrick Bamford and MK Dons midweek. He was also absolutely outstanding this past weekend against Preston North End. See for yourself...
- Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) - Lalkovic has finally managed to secure a regular starting role, beginning the game on the pitch in each of Walsall's last three contests. He even has a goal in that span, finding the back of the net against Peterborough.