A round-up of how Chelsea’s loan stars got on at the weekend.
Chelsea have a whole host of players currently on loan across Europe and here we take a look at how some of them are doing in their bid to impress Blues boss Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea’s first-team suffered their first defeat of the season at the weekend, when Newcastle United defeated them 2-1 at St James’ Park, but did any of the club’s young stars fare any better? Find out below.
Vitesse Arnhem have and continues to benefit considerably from their relationship with Chelsea. The Dutch club drew 2-2 with FC Twente on Sunday but of the trio above only Wallace started the game.
Josh McEachran came on as a 56th-minute substitute while Bertrand Traore stayed firmly on the bench.
Kenneth Omeruo – Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough enjoyed an outstanding 5-1 win against Millwall on Saturday with Kenneth Omeruo playing the entire match in the heart of Boro’s defence.
The Nigeria international has made 13 appearances for the Championship side this season and has the potential to one day represent Chelsea given that he has already featured in a World Cup.
Oriol Romeu – Stuttgart
Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu is currently on loan at Bundesliga side Stuttgart where he has made 14 appearances to date. But the 23-year-old had a match to forget against FC Schalke, as his side lost 4-0 to Roberto Di Matteo’s men.
Romeu came on at half time with his side already 3-0 down, and to be fair his addition helped stem the tide. But the visitors had the game in the bag so there was no need to push for further goals.
Mario Pasalic – Elche
Elche lost 2-0 to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Mario Pasalic started the match but was substituted in the second half having failed to make an impact.
The 19-year-old midfielder has featured 10 times for the Spanish side but is yet to score or provide an assist.
Thorgan Hazard – Borussia Monchengladbach
Eden Hazard’s younger brother Thorgan Hazard scored his first goal since arriving in Germany on loan while he also set up the opening goal of Borussia Monchengladbach’s 3-2 win against Hertha Berlin.
In short, the Chelsea loanee was integral to the result and showed again why he is tipped to have a bright future.
Lucas Piazon – Eintracht Frankfurt
He may have enjoyed a sparkling spell at Vitesse but Lucas Piazon has had to be far more patient since moving to German side Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Brazilian started the first three matches of the campaign but has been used sparingly since, and while his side won 5-2 against Werder Bremen, the 20-year-old had a watching brief from the bench.