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Chelsea loan army: Guehi takes Swansea to play-off final; Baba Rahman wins a cup

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Success all around!

Marc Guehi has been arguably Chelsea’s most impressive loanee this season, and he added another feather to his cap by playing a big role in taking his side to the Championship play-off final. Swansea City emerged victorious in the first leg with a 1-0 win, before drawing the home leg against Barnsley with a 1-1 margin.

The 20-year-old was awarded the MOTM award in both the legs, which really speaks volumes about his imposing performances this season. His good form hasn’t gone unnoticed, with Southampton as well as Crystal Palace keen on handing him his debut in the Premier League. But he may also fulfil his target of playing in the PL with Swansea City should the latter overcome the final hurdle.

Swansea will now face Brentford in the play-off final on 29th May, a game that is widely dubbed as the “richest game in football”.


Another amongst our loan army who got a taste of success in European football this weekend is Abdul Rahman Baba, who won the Greek Cup with PAOK Thessaloniki. He played a pivotal role in the semifinal with a brilliant assist, to then help his side beat the mighty Olympiacos clinch their 8th domestic cup title. PAOK also finished on 2nd place in the Greek Super League, behind their cup final rivals.

This is truly a remarkable story of resurgence from the Ghana international after a series of devastating knee injuries. His form has been so good that PAOK are hoping to hold on to Baba for another season at the very least, and will ask Chelsea to extend his loan deal.