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Chelsea Loan Round-up: Goals for Abraham, Brown, Kiwomya; senior debut for Colkett; others

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Kasey Palmer started on the bench for Huddersfield Town as they traveled to Leeds, looking to continue their excellent form. Palmer was brought on in the 80th minute and showcased a few glimpses of his talent by turning past two players in quick succession and launching a drive from outside the box, which went just above the goal. He also lost the ball in a situation which could’ve led to a Leeds United goal, though. Huddersfield won the game 1-0 thanks to a sublime finish from long range by Manchester City’s Australian loanee, Aaron Mooy and continue to sit atop the Championship table.

Palmer spoke to the Huddersfield Examiner last week, talking about the Terriers’ flying start to the season, and claimed that he needed to keep working hard and prove that he could affect the game positively when given the chance.

There’s also a nice crowd chant in his name!

Upcoming fixtures: Brighton and Hove Albion (A, September 13), QPR (H, September 17)

Tammy Abraham missed out on international duty with the England U20 side because of a knock he’d picked up in Bristol City’s last game, which also turned out to cater as a much-needed break for the youngster.

"Rightly or wrongly I've just given him 11 days off because this is a kid that's had 80 games on the spin."

"People like Tammy Abraham have had, I think, 80 games on the spin with no rest and it's unbelievable."

"He's gone from playing Chelsea youth football all the way to the end of the season, straight into an international tournament, straight into pre-season.

"He loves football, and even yesterday I rang him and he was in the garden playing one-on-one with his brother - I was like, 'get in, you're supposed to be resting'.

"We can't put too much pressure on him because he's an 18 year old boy, but such is his character and his personality that I believe he will continue to score goals."

- Lee Johnson (source: BBC)

Sure enough, a well-rested Tammy picked up right where he left off, scoring against Izzy Brown’s Rotherham United; his goal was the first of their two-goal comeback in the eventual 2-2 draw.

Brown started for Rotherham, scored the opening goal of the game and was voted Rotherham’s Man of the Match.

Upcoming fixtures:

Bristol City: Sheffield Wednesday (A, September 13), Derby County (H, September 17)

Rotherham: Nottingham Forest (H, September 14), Blackburn Rovers (A, September 17)

Tomas Kalas was in action for the Czech Republic over the international break, playing the second half of their friendly against Armenia, but didn’t feature in the Euro Qualifier against Northern Ireland. Lucas Piazon was not involved, though.

On Saturday, he started as usual for Fulham against Birmingham City and saw his defensive partner, Michael Madl, sent off after receiving two yellow cards; the game itself resulting in a 0-1 loss.

Upcoming fixtures: Burton Albion (H, September 13), Wigan Athletic (A, September 17)

Nathan Ake featured for the Netherlands U21 side in the international break but was omitted from Bournemouth’s match-day squad altogether, with Jack Wilshere seemingly taking his place. Bournemouth did pick up their first victory of the season though, with a cheeky Callum Wilson back-heel enough to see them through against West Brom.

Chances are that if you strike up a conversation with me these days, you’ll receive a heavy rant on Eddie Howe’s management of the player and Jack Wilshere instead.

Upcoming fixtures: Manchester City (A, September 17)

Loic Remy is injured and currently receiving treatment at Cobham. It’s estimated that he’ll be out for somewhere near two months.

Patrick Bamford made his Burnley debut on Saturday, replacing Andre Gray for the last ten minutes of their 1-1 draw against Hull City.

Upcoming fixtures: Leicester City (H, September 17)

Kenedy didn’t feature in Watford’s match-day 18 either, with Walter Mazzarri claiming that while Kenedy has great potential, he’d need a couple of weeks to evaluate where exactly the Brazillian can contribute best to the side.

Upcoming fixtures: Manchester United (September 18)

Christian Atsu wasn’t included either, for Newcastle, although there were some encouraging words from Rafa Benitez on him.

Upcoming fixtures: QPR (A, September 13), Wolverhampton Wanderers (H, September 17)

Jake Clarke-Salter was part of the Chelsea U23 team that took on Tottenham on Friday, attempting to regain match fitness before heading to Bristol Rovers.

Happy to be back on the pitch after 4 months out . Building up my match fitness before I head off to Bristol

A photo posted by Jake Clarke-Salter (@_jake.cs) on

Charlie Colkett, though, was named on the bench for the Rovers against Rochdale and was handed his first senior professional minutes, replacing Crystal Palace loanee Hiram Boateng in the 80th minute. The game ended as a 2-2 draw. By the looks of it, Colkett had a few great touches in his cameo and will hopefully be handed more minutes on Tuesday.

Fans of The Wire will be interested to know that Rovers’ opponents on the day, Rochdale, fielded a player named Jimmy McNulty. The more you know..

Here’s also Colkett’s first interview after signing.

Upcoming Fixtures: Walsall (H, September 13), Bradford City (A, September

Alexander Kiwomya missed out on being named League Two player of the month, but began to make his case for this month by scoring his fourth goal of the season, one of the two in Crewe’s 2-0 win against Exeter City.

Upcoming fixtures: Grimsby Town (A, September 17)

Jordan Houghton played the whole of Doncaster Rovers’ 1-5 victory against Morcambe.

Upcoming fixtures: Newport County (H, September 17)

Jamal Blackman saw four go past him, as Wycombe Wanderers fell to a 4-2 loss against Portsmouth.

Upcoming fixtures: Stevenage (H, September 17)

It was a role reversal for our loanees at Crawley Town, as Mitchell Beeney was the one starting and Alex Davey, the one warming the bench in their 2-1 loss to Stevenage.

Upcoming fixtures: Luton Town (H, September 17)

Dion Conroy was an unused substitute for Aldershot Town, while Nathan Baxter started for Metropolitan Police FC, in their 1-2 loss to Hendon Town.


Baba Rahman started ahead of Sead Kolasinac at left-back against Bayern Munich. Schalke put up a spirited display but conceded two late goals to lose 0-2. Schalke remain yet to add any points to their current tally of 0.

He wasn’t taken off, put pushed further up into midfield when Kolasinac was eventually brought on.

Upcoming fixtures: OGC Nice (A, Europa League, September 15), Hertha BSC (A, September 18)

Michael Hector served the first of his two-game suspension and could only watch, as Eintracht Frankfurt lost 1-0 to Darmstadt.

Andreas Christensen started for Borussia Monchengladbach, who were shocked 3-1 by SC Freiburg, after going a goal up after 35 minutes via Thorgan Hazard. For Christensen, personally, it was one of his worst games in a Borussia shirt.

A few days prior to the game, Christensen spoke to the Rheinischen Post, claiming that his future was ultimately in Chelsea’s hands.

"I do not know yet whether my future lies at Chelsea or Borussia Monchengladbach."

"Maybe the decision is not mine to make. Perhaps I do not even have a choice. There is nothing I can do if Chelsea want me to return.

"But if I get to make the decision myself, I will take my time and take everything into consideration. It is not an easy decision.

"I like both clubs and do not want to compare them."

- Andreas Christensen

Upcoming fixtures: Manchester City (A, Champions League, September 13), Werder Bremen (H, September 17)


Gus Poyet continues to keep Charly Musonda on the bench for reasons unknown, but Musonda did see his usual substitute minutes, replacing Joaquin in the 68th minute in Betis’ 2-3 win against Valencia.

Upcoming fixtures: Granada CF (H, September 16)

Jeremie Boga started the third game in a row for Granada in a central attacking role. Boga can easily make things happen when given the chance but in addition to his teammates being surprisingly wasteful with the ball when it comes to creating chances to score, he’s more passive off the ball than he ought to be, in the sense that he should seek out more possession from his teammates; he isn’t one of the more dominating personalities on the pitch and it’s something he will and should develop with experience.

Victorien Angban was not included in the squad for the match.

Upcoming fixtures: Real Betis (A, September 16)


Lewis Baker and Nathan started and Matt Miazga was an unused substitute for Vitesse, while Bertrand Traore started for Ajax as the two sides went to battle. Ajax emerged eventual 1-0 winners and Vitesse had to finish the game with ten men after Arnold Kruiswijk saw a second yellow in the 67th minute; Nathan played 64 minutes and was replaced by new signing Adnane Tighadouini (as is expected to happen in the starting XI as well, soon), Baker played the whole 90 and Traore was brought off after 68 minutes after feeling a hamstring strain.

As always, a full match report is available at From Arnhem with Love.

Upcoming fixtures:

Vitesse: Go Ahead Eagles (H, September 17)

Ajax: Panathinaikos (A, Europa League, September 15), Heracles Almelo (A, September 18)

Danilo Pantic was an unused substitute for Excelsior.

Upcoming fixtures: Willem II (A, September 17)


Mario Pasalic was an unused substitute for Milan on Sunday, although he started in a friendly against Bournemouth during the international break and played 79 minutes. Former Chelsea loanee, Stipe Perica, scored the only goal of the game as Udinese prevailed 1-0.

Upcoming fixtures: Sampdoria (A, September 16)

Juan Cuadrado, now donning the number 7 at Juventus, was an unused substitute.

Upcoming fixtures: Sevilla (H, Champions League, September 14), Inter Milan (A, September 18)


Cristian Cuevas was not involved for STVV.

Upcoming fixtures: Waasland Beveren (H, September 17)

Matej Delac was not involved for Royal Mouscron, but Islam Feruz played the last 20 minutes of their 1-5 loss to Zulte Waregem.

Upcoming fixtures: Westerlo (A, September 17)


Jhoao Rodriguez was absent for Santa Fe.

Upcoming fixtures: Deportivo Cali (H, September 16)

Wallace was absent for Gremio.

Upcoming fixtures: Ponte Preta (A, September 15), Fluminese (H, September 18)

Kenneth Omeruo played the whole of Alanyaspor’s 0-0 draw against GSK Ankara.

Upcoming fixtures: Trabzsonpor (H, September 17)

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