There is a little more action than usual to report on this week, but not much of note that actually happened. All around it was sort of a business as usual week for the Chelsea loanees. The report will be getting shorter very soon, as several of our players are nearing their winter breaks over on the main continent with several more either within weeks of the end of their loan or expecting to be recalled.
- Matej Delac - Delac was again the backup keeper for the match, but to date he has not been called into action. The Chelsea staff will likely be reuniting with Delac for 6 weeks or so, as the Czech League has now reached it's winter break and will resume in the middle of February. I'm so glad the Premier League doesn't have 2 months off in the middle of the season...
- Sam Walker - Walker and Northampton seemed to make good use of the two week break they had with the new coaching staff. The 1-1 draw they managed was the best result they have had in quite a while, and Walker was solid in the net throughout. His contract comes up in June, so it will be interesting to see how his situation is resolved.
- Thibaut Courtois - Courtois returned from a one game suspension to have a bit of a rough one this Sunday. Espanyol got to him early and fairly often, running out to a 3-0 lead in the opening minutes en route to a 4-2 victory. While his defense was bordering on abysmal, Courtois certainly didn't do himself any favors on the first goal either. This one was easily his worst performance of the season, which really does say good things about his work overall.