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Chelsea FC English Loan Roundup: October 2, 2013

A look at what Chelsea young players on loan around England are doing

Julian Finney

Because of the volume of players Chelsea have on loan this season, we're breaking the roundup down into both continental and domestic versions. Today we have this week's update on how Chelsea's youngsters around England have been doing, and tomorrow we'll have the kids around the rest of Europe.

  • Romelu Lukaku (Everton) - I think by this point we're all well aware of what Lukaku is doing at Everton. After scoring in his debut against West Ham, he bagged a brace against Newcastle along with assisting a third. Roberto Martinez then took it upon himself to troll Chelsea fans everywhere, letting us know that there is no recall clause in Lukaku's loan agreement.
  • Victor Moses (Liverpool) - Moses has been excellent for Liverpool in the absence of several injured or suspended players, and continued that good form with 75 minutes against Sunderland. It will be interesting to see what sort of minutes Moses gets when Phillipe Coutinho gets healthy, as that attack will be awfully crowded.
  • Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest) - Chalobah has been out of the lineup recently with a minor injury, but returned to start and play 56 minute yesterday against Charlton Athletic. With only a pair of appearance thus far it's hard to judge how this loan is going, but it's certainly a positive sign that he's starting again even if not fully fit.
  • Josh McEachran (Watford) - Like Chalobah, McEachran has been struggling with a minor injury of late. In Josh's case it's a bit of a back problem, though he was healthy enough to make the bench for the last two fixtures and saw just over 30 minutes of action yesterday. It's just too early to tell what sort of role he'll have at Watford, hopefully he'll be fully fit soon.
  • Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers) - Kane joined Blackburn well before deadline day, and because of that has had plenty of opportunity to settle with the club. He continues to start and be one of their better players, and got to show off to Josh McEachran in a 1-0 victory over Watford yesterday.
  • Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) - Bamford kept up his torrid form to start the season with a brace over the weekend, that now eight goals in just under 1,000 minutes of action this season. Staying healthy was the only real issue for the young forward last season, and now that he's doing so, he's been one of the best players in League One.
  • George Saville (Brentford) - Saville was a regular starter for Brentford in their opening seven fixtures, but hasn't played since September 14 due to a hip injury. He's expected to return soon, and will probably rejoin the starting eleven shortly after being declared fit.
  • Sam Walker (Colchester United) - There was very little doubt that Walker would be the first choice keeper at his loan club this season, and he's generally been impressive as he was for them last season. He continued his good form this past weekend in a 1-1 draw.
  • Danny Pappoe (Colchester United) - Pappoe was sent off five minutes into his League One debut, and has been absent while serving his suspension since that time. He'll be unavailable this weekend while serving the last match of that ban, and then we'll be able to get a feel about if and how he'll be used going forward.
  • Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) - Lalkovic began the season as a fairly regular starter, but has been reduced to a bench role for most of the past month. He was selected to start this past weekend against Leyton Orient though, and played relatively well before coming off with about 25 minutes to play.

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