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Chelsea Domestic Loan Roundup: December 5, 2013

Our weekly look at Chelsea's youngsters on loan around England

Michael Regan

This week's loan action in England featured a pair of goals along with an alleged incident of some racial abuse. There were some impressive performances mixed in with some mediocre ones, and some minor illness played it's part as well. Here's a short summary of everything that's happened over the past seven days:

  • Romelu Lukaku (Everton) - Lukaku continued to feature regularly for Everton, starting in both victories for the club this week. He found the back of the net in an otherwise quiet performance against Stoke City, while being a handful for the Manchester United center backs to contain in the 1-0 victory over Manchester United on the road.
  • Victor Moses (Liverpool) - Moses took advantage of Daniel Sturridge's ankle injury to make a rare start over the weekend. Unfortunately for Moses, he didn't really do anything to justify a continued place in the starting eleven going forward. Unsurprisingly then, he was an unused substitute in yesterday's Luis Suarez show.
  • Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest) - It was an interesting week on loan for Nathaniel Chalobah. He got it underway last Friday as an unused sub against Reading, which is unfortunately a regular occurrence for the young midfielder. He found his way into the starting lineup midweek, and even found the back of the net in a solid showing. Chalobah admitted to having a difficult time remaining focused, as he was the victim of some alleged racial abuse by the Millwall support.

  • Josh McEachran (Watford) - Josh has been under the weather, and was not selected for either of Watford's last two matches because of it.
  • Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers) - Kane has had a pair of starts this week, one very good one and one generally unimpressive one. He looked dangerous in attack and sound in defense against Leeds over the weekend, though he struggled a bit in a 3-1 loss yesterday.
  • Patrick Bamford (MK Dons) - Bamford played 90 minutes this week without finding the back of the net once. Sell.
  • George Saville (Brentford) - Saville started this weekend's fixture on the bench, coming on in the 55th minute to help protect a one goal lead. Brentford would hold on, and are now very much in the promotion discussion.
  • Sam Walker (Colchester United) - The young stopper found himself on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline this weekend, as he was beaten for the winner from the penalty spot. The consensus seems to be that it was a pretty solid performance from the Chelsea youngster though.
  • Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) - Lalkovic continues to see minutes of late for Walsall, earning another start against Port Vale. He played just over an hour in that one, and probably did enough to assure he remains in the lineup again this coming weekend.

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