Another weekend is in the books, and we have another weekend worth of loan action to report on. Josh McEachran got his first start before being placed safely back in the basket this week as Swansea played Chelsea in yesterday's fixture. Milan Lalkovic was sent off to the Netherlands. Kevin de Bruyne was signed and loaned back to Genk. Other than that we have lots to talk about (because that's clearly not enough), so here we go:
- Thibaut Courtois - Courtois was again the starter as Atletico traveled to face Osasuna. It may have been the young Belgian's best performance of the season. Thibaut was excellent in dealing with crosses and set pieces and had several absolutely fantastic saves as he kept his fourth consecutive clean sheet. Every time I think I can't be more impressed with this kid he goes and has a game like this.
- Josh McEachran - Josh played the full 90 minutes as Swansea were beaten 2-1 by Bolton in the FA Cup. He looked pretty solid in a squad filled mostly with backups. His passing was again first rate, but unfortunately nobody seems to have stats for FA Cup games for me to back that statement up with.
- Sam Walker - Walker had himself a very quiet weekend. He faced only one shot in the 2-1 victory and there was basically nothing he could have done about it as it found the net. He did look good taking goal kicks though...