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Chelsea Loan Round-up: Trophy celebrations for Cuadrado; Djilobodji keeps Werder up; Atsu goal; others

The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say.


Victor Moses was an unused substitute for West Ham in midweek, and made a four-minute cameo in their final game to end his loan spell with the Hammers.  His future is shrouded in mystery.

Nathan Ake, in Watford's midweek fixture against (then) relegation-battling Norwich City, was a half-time substitute, as Quique Sanchez Flores shifted starting left-back Ikechi Anya onto his natural side instead. Ake then started Watford's final game of the season, an exciting 2-2 draw against Sunderland, to cap off what has been a successful season on a personal level for the youngster. Ake spoke to the Watford media team after the game, thanking the club for the great experience and the chance to prove himself in the Premier League.

Patrick Bamford wasn't in the Norwich squad for either of their final two games.  A wasted year for the youngster.

Jordan Houghton missed Plymouth Argyle's promotion play-off games against Portsmouth due to injury, but his side won 3-2 on aggregate and have progressed to the finals.


Andreas Christensen started for Borussia Monchengladbach, who had an unassailable lead in goal difference over both Schalke 04 and FSV Mainz, and with a 2-0 away win against Darmstadt, finished fourth and secured a place in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League.

SV Darmstadt 98 v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Bongarts/Getty Images

The story of the week, though, came from part-footballer, part-Batman, Papy Djilobodji, who scored an 88th minute winner in Werder Bremen's winner-takes-all relegation clash against Eintracht Frankfurt. In doing so, Werder finished 13th and avoided having to contest a relegation play-off match against the third-placed side in the 2. Bundesliga.

Listen, it's just not in his vocabulary.


Juventus rounded off their season with a 5-0 thumping of Sampdoria, although Juan Cuadrado didn't feature in the game.  He did feature in their title celebrations.

Juventus FC v UC Sampdoria - Serie A
Juan Cuadrado doing his best Ashley "Awkward" Cole impression.
Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Nathaniel Chalobah was an unused substitute for Napoli.  Who knows, maybe someone in the loan department is a clairvoyant, and foreseeing this season's happenings and Conte's appointment, cleverly sent Chalobah on loan to Napoli to not play football, but to learn Italian.  That might be a likelier explanation than anything Chelsea could actually come up with as reason for this loan.

Stipe Perica was not involved for Udinese.


Charly Musonda was a half-time substitute for Real Betis, who ended their campaign with a 2-1 win against Granada. Charly won his team the penalty, which was converted for their second goal, after actually being brought down just outside the box.

Christian Atsu, as he has done for most of his loan spell at Malaga, came on as a substitute in the 60th minute and scored the penultimate goal in his side's 4-1 victory against Las Palmas.


In addition to the injured Mario Pasalic at Monaco, Jeremie Boga also missed Rennes' final game of the season due to injury.


Alex Davey continues to be kept out by injury, but Jamal Blackman kept another clean sheet for Ostersunds FK, in a 2-0 victory against IFK Goteborg.


Kenneth Omeruo played the whole of Kasimpasa's 7-0 thrashing of Mersin Idmanyurdu, while Marko Marin was absent for Trabzonspor yet again.


Wallace is out, injured, and Matej Delac started FK Sarajevo's final game of the season, which was a derby clash against FK Olimpic that Delac and his side lost 3-1.

Of course, Wallace, Blackman and Davey's loan spells are far from over, so we'll let you know if they do something special, but it's time to say goodbye to the weekly Loan Round-ups for this season. Don't miss the upcoming season-in-review articles though, coming soon to a friendly Chelsea blog near you!

Ups and downs but I've learnt a lot. Thank you .

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