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Chelsea loan round-up: Sleepy Saturday

No you don't.
No you don't.
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Nathan Ake and Watford faced a tough away fixture at Leicester, who boast the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy, men of the moment. Ake, on the left, was up against both Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton. However, only on a few occasions did they actually look to take on Ake 1-v-1 and drive down to the by-line. Especially from Mahrez, it was more of squaring up against the young defender, dribbling sideways and putting in dangerous balls from that position, a few of which Ake was able to stop. Ake was notably more composed on the ball, even in the attacking third, and won all of his aerial duels.

Leicester simply had too much fire in their belly for Watford and even had a gift from Huerelho Gomes, winning 2-1.

Victor Moses started and completed West Ham's 1-1 draw versus Everton.

Marco Van Ginkel was, of course, unavailable for Stoke City. Let's not dwell on that, though...

Lucas Piazon was left out of Reading's matchday squad, while Michael Hector wore the captain's armband in the absence of Paul McShane. Hector failed to lead Reading to victory, conceding two goals soon before and after the half-time whistle, that went without any response from the Royals.

Hector almost conceded a goal all by himself too, by doing this:

Middlesbrough were no match for Championship leaders Hull City, who comfortably disposed of them, 3-0. Tomas Kalas started at right back, and played the whole 90.

John Swift had a slightly better day than the others, starting and assisting Brentford's only goal of the game with a sweet through ball. The Bees drew 1-1 against Blackburn Rovers

Jordan Houghton started Gillingham's FA Cup tie but was taken off in the 61st minute. The Gills crashed out, losing 3-0 to Stevenage.

Alex Davey wasn't involved for Peterborough.


Andreas Christensen assumed his usual spot in the heart of Borussia Monchengladbach's defence and kept a clean sheet against Ingolstadt.

Marko Marin and Kenneth Omeruo were not involved for their sides, Trabzonspor and Kasimpasa respectively.

Islam Feruz came off the bench for Hibernian in the 82nd minute and shot over, when he found himself with the ball in a four versus three situation late on.

Todd Kane completed another 90 minutes for NEC Nijmegen, who beat fellow newcomers, De Graafschap 2-0 and went level on points with fierce rivals, Vitesse.

Victorien Angban and Cristian Cuevas started for STVV, who drew 1-1 against Sporting Lokeren. Angban lasted the whole game, Cuevas was taken off after 61 minutes and Joao Rodriguez wasn't involved at all.

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