Chelsea loanee round-up: Thorgan Hazard debut, Omeruo nightmare

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

Chelsea currently have an amazing 18 players out on loan this season, and we take a look at which ones featured this weekend and made an impact for their respective (loan) clubs.

Thorgan Hazard:

Eden Hazard’s little brother Thorgan is back out on loan again this season, after shining for Belgian side Zulte-Waregem over the past 18 months.

The 21-year-old winger has moved up a level, as he joined Germany's Borussia Monchengladbach where he will also play in the Europa League.

Named on the bench on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga season, Hazard made his debut by coming on for the final 23 minutes. Keen to get involved, the Chelsea youngster fired off two shots and pushed his new side on to grab a late equaliser.

Chelsea's defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu was playing for Monchengladbach’s opponents Stuttgart, and he played the full 90 minutes.

Kenneth Omeruo:

The Nigerian international has re-joined Jose Mourinho’s pal Vitor Karanka at Middlesbrough for another loan spell this summer after spending the back end of last season at the Riverside.

Usually a reliable and commanding centre-back, the 20-year-old star had a weekend to forget, however, as his team shipped three goals at home to Sheffield Wednesday in a 3-2 defeat.

Despite recording two tackles and four clearances, the Blues loanee’s positional sense was off and gave him a 90 minute rating of 6.38 – one of Boro’s lowest on the day.

Ryan Bertrand:

The 25-year-old left-back made his home debut for fellow Premier League side Southampton after joining the Saints from Chelsea on a season-long loan.

Whilst it wasn’t a game which will live long in the memory, the Chelsea man played the full 90 minutes and put in an assured performance.

  TeamPosInterception WonEffective ClearanceBall RecoveryTotal PassTotal Fwd Zone PassAppsMins
Ryan Bertrand Southampton DF 3 1 2 41 32 1 90

Bertrand made three interceptions, one effective clearance and two ball recoveries as his side played out a 0-0 draw with West Brom. 32 of his 41 passes were in a forward direction.

The best of the Chelsea loanee rest:

Mario Pasalic (Elche) played 81 minutes at the Nou Camp as his side were downed 3-0 by a new-look Barcelona side. Lionel Messi scored two, and youngster Munir El Haddadi scored on his first-team debut.

Christian Atsu (Everton) also got his first taste of action at his new club, coming on for the final five minutes at Goodison Park as the hosts let slip a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Arsenal.

Stipe Perica (NAC Breda) featured for 90 minutes during his side’s 1-1 draw at home to Twente.

Wallace (Vitesse), John Swift (Rotherham) and Tomas Kalas (FC Koln) didn’t make an appearance this weekend.

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