Chelsea loan round-up: French attacker grabs assist, Bertrand reliable and Vitesse duo shine

We take a look at how Chelsea’s loanees competed this weekend.

Chelsea currently have six players out on loan this season and we take a look at which ones featured this weekend and made an impact for their respective clubs.

Gael Kakuta:

The 23-year-old French star joined Spanish outfit Rayo Vallecano on a season-long loan deal in a bid to get his career back on track.

The highly-rated winger was in action this weekend as Rayo downed Real Valladolid 2-1 in a friendly.

The Blues’ youngster was impressive throughout, and stamped his authority on the game as early as the fourth minute as he supplied the assist to Aquino’s early opener.

The Madrid-based outfit will be hopeful of a repeat performance from their loanee as they take on La Liga champions Atletico Madrid in next week’s opening clash.

Ryan Bertrand:

The 25-year-old left-back has spent the majority of his Chelsea career out on loan and this season is no different as he finds himself with Southampton on the South Coast.

Replacing the departed Luke Shaw at left-back, Bertrant played the full 90 minutes for the Saints as they lost 2-1 against Liverpool at Anfield.

The England international was reliable in possession, making 46 passes with more than half of those in an attacking manner. Defensively he was solid when called upon, demonstrated effectively by Opta Stas.

  TeamPosTouchesTotal PassFwd PassWon TackleInterception WonAppsMins
Ryan Bertrand Southampton DF 73 46 27 2 1 1 90

Bertrand's total of 73 touches was Southampton's second highest on the day, proving how much they trust him in possession.


The highly-rated right-back played the full 90 minutes for Chelsea’s Eredivisie partner club Vitesse during their 2-2 draw at home to Cambuur.

Wallace played well, making two interceptions and three clearances and came out with a 6.34 rating by renowned statistical website WhoScored.

Bertrand Traore:

Another player featuring for Vitesse on Saturday was 18-year-old attacking midfielder Bertrand Traore.

The Burkino Faso-born star attempted four shots, played two key passes and completed two successful dribbles as he notched up a rating of 7.47.

Lucas Piazon:

Brazilian Piazon was also in first-team action this weekend as he completed 90 minutes for Frankfurt during their 2-0 German Cup victory over minnows Viktoria Berlin.

The West Londoners have high hopes for the 20-year-old, and they will be hoping he can gain valuable experience in the German Bundesliga.

John Swift:

The 19-year-old midfielder played during Rotherham’s 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, though he was replaced at half-time by eventual match-winner Ryan Hall.

Oriol Romeu:

The out-of-favour Spaniard had a poor game for Stuttgart as the German outfit were downed 2-0 away at Bochum in the cup.

He picked up a yellow card in first-half injury time and was eventually substituted in the 67th minute.

Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach) came on for the last 12 minutes while Christian Atsu (Everton) and Tomas Kalas (FC Koln) were unused substitutes.

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