Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Leeds United https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/leeds-united Wed, 24 Jul 2019 03:26:58 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Clubs queue for Burnley defender Ben Gibson]]> <p>Burnley defender Ben Gibson is set to leave Turf Moor.</p><p>The Northern Echo says Leeds United have entered the race to sign Gibson.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/clubs-queue-for-burnley-defender-ben-gibson-4290027?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Burnley defender Ben Gibson is set to leave Turf Moor.

The Northern Echo says Leeds United have entered the race to sign Gibson.

The Championship club are rivalling Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Norwich and Sheffield United for his services.

Former club Middlesbrough could also attempt to hand him a return after he left for the Clarets for 15m.

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<![CDATA[‚ÄčLeeds winger Anita set for MLS over Panathinaikos]]> <p>Leeds United outcast Vurnon Anita is hoping to seal a move to America.<br></p><p>The defender is pursuing a move to Major League Soccer this summer.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/leeds-winger-anita-set-for-mls-over-panathinaikos-4289956?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Leeds United outcast Vurnon Anita is hoping to seal a move to America.

The defender is pursuing a move to Major League Soccer this summer.

The Dutchman had hoped to join Panathinaikos in Greece. But Sdna in Greece believe the club cannot afford his wages.

Leeds Live says the most likely move is one to MLS, especially if Leeds grant him a free transfer this summer.

Anita does have a year left on his contract, but Leeds would be happy to get his salary off their wage bill.

The 30-year-old has yet to receive a formal approach for his services from any MLS club.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker on the move to Fortuna Dusseldorf]]> <p>Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker is on the move again.</p><p>After spending last season with Leeds United, Baker is now ready to move to Germany for a fresh loan arrangement.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-midfielder-lewis-baker-on-the-move-to-fortuna-dusseldorf-4289845?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker is on the move again.

After spending last season with Leeds United, Baker is now ready to move to Germany for a fresh loan arrangement.

BILD says Baker is set to move to Fortuna Dusseldorf and has already left London to join their preseason training camp.

Fortuna chief Luzu Pfannenstiel is now in advanced talks to close the deal with Chelsea.

Baker will move to the Germans for a 12-month loan without an option to buy.

The midfielder, 24, spent last season with Leeds and also Championship rivals Reading.

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<![CDATA[Man Utd boss Solskjaer: We believe in Pereira]]> <p>Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with Andreas Pereira's performance in Thursday's 4-0 win over Leeds United.</p><p>The midfielder's new four-year contract with the club was met with skepticism from supporters, who have watched Pereira start just 11 games since making his debut five years ago.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/man-utd-boss-solskjaer-we-believe-in-pereira-4289338?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with Andreas Pereira's performance in Thursday's 4-0 win over Leeds United.

The midfielder's new four-year contract with the club was met with skepticism from supporters, who have watched Pereira start just 11 games since making his debut five years ago.

However, Solskjaer says the 23-year-old "answered a couple of questions" against the Whites and believes he could kick on this season.

"We believe in the boy," Solskjaer said. "We gave him a new contract. He's answered a couple of questions today as well.

"He wants to learn, he listens, whatever you tell him he tries to put into his game. A couple of things today I saw were really encouraging.

"And he did well last season. He played against PSG away in that win, Southampton game; scored a goal, came on and played against Liverpool. So he's one I expect more from this season.

"And you saw that today as well. If you give him game-time he will grow in confidence as well."

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<![CDATA[‚ÄčAston Villa target Phillips in talks over new Leeds contract]]> <p>Aston Villa target Kalvin Phillips is speaking with Leeds United about a new contract.<br></p><p>The midfielder is a hot property after an impressive season under Marcelo Bielsa last term.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/aston-villa-target-phillips-in-talks-over-new-leeds-contract-4289308?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Aston Villa target Kalvin Phillips is speaking with Leeds United about a new contract.

The midfielder is a hot property after an impressive season under Marcelo Bielsa last term.

As Leeds attempt to win the Championship, the club wants to keep its best players.

The 23-year-old is going through contract talks, per the club's chief executive Angus Kinnear.

"We want him to play in the Premier League for Leeds United," Kinnear said to the BBC.

"We are talking about a new contract.

"We want to keep all our best players and Kalvin is part of the plan."

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<![CDATA[Man Utd boss Solskjaer puts Greenwood on notice: He can make Prem kickoff]]> <p>Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with Mason Greenwood's goalscoring performance for victory over Leeds United in Perth.</p><p>United host Chelsea on August 11 and Solskjaer confirmed the academy graduate could make the starting XI.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/man-utd-boss-solskjaer-puts-greenwood-on-notice-he-can-make-prem-kickoff-4289259?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with Mason Greenwood's goalscoring performance for victory over Leeds United in Perth.

United host Chelsea on August 11 and Solskjaer confirmed the academy graduate could make the starting XI.

"He's got a chance of starting that one, definitely," Solskjaer said. "He's more than capable and will always be there, in and around the box, creating chances. And I won't say that's not a possibility, no, it's a good possibility. If he keeps going as he does. It's difficult to keep players out who perform well.

"Of course we've been delighted with the goal he scores. It's important for strikers to get that goal, even though we always know he's capable of scoring goals and maybe that's a weight off his shoulders. I think his movement, his cleverness, he's going to be a very good player, the young boy.

"He can play all front four positions, he can play 10, seven, 11, nine, he's a natural footballer. With his left foot coming in, he can play anywhere along the frontline."

The Bradford-born goalscorer is into his second pre-season tour and Solskjaer is hopeful he will 'make it' at United.

"He's a natural when he takes a penalty with his right, free-kicks with his left," Solskjaer added. "So he's almost what you call 50-50, maybe 51-49 left-footed and you see a talented boy there and he has every opportunity to make it as a Man United player.

"Of course, it's also going to be about luck, stay clear of injuries, be professional and I'm sure he's going to grab his chance because he's got everything there for him."

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<![CDATA[Man Utd striker Rashford delighted for Greenwood after goalscoring performance]]> <p>Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was happy for Mason Greenwood after goalscoring performance in victory over Leeds United in Perth.</p><p>Both attackers scored in the 4-0 rout.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/man-utd-striker-rashford-delighted-for-greenwood-after-goalscoring-performance-4289257?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was happy for Mason Greenwood after goalscoring performance in victory over Leeds United in Perth.

Both attackers scored in the 4-0 rout.

Rashford said, "I said to him 'once you get the first goal, the rest will come naturally'.

"That goal is nothing but instinct. You can tell he's a natural finisher, that's what he's best at.

"So for him, he doesn't have to change anything, he'll come into the team, do his stuff and he'll score goals and that's what he does."

Rashford was asked about United's pressing game, which has been a feature of their pre-season matches so far and added: "I think there's a lot to improve on still, but for us it's about getting the pictures in our heads.

"It's been a while since we've been a real pressing team, but now we've laid down the fundamentals of how we actually want to press.

"I think now as time goes on we'll improve and get better."

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<![CDATA[Man Utd thrash Leeds in Perth]]> <p>Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 win over Leeds United in Perth.</p><p>Mason Greenwood, 17, opened the scoring from close range after two minutes.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/man-utd-thrash-leeds-in-perth-4289249?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 win over Leeds United in Perth.

Mason Greenwood, 17, opened the scoring from close range after two minutes.

Marcus Rashford added another before half-time, when manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 11 changes.

Phil Jones' powerful header made it three, and Anthony Martial's penalty rounded off the scoring in front of a crowd of 55,274.

Solskjaer's side were without striker Romelu Lukaku, who is still to make an appearance on this trip after picking up 'a knock' in training on Tuesday.

Mason's the man

The Belgian's absence will only intensify discussion about his future.

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<![CDATA[Man Utd No2 Phelan admits admiration for Leeds boss Bielsa]]> <p>Manchester United No2 Mike Phelan has admitted his admiration for Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa.</p><p>The two great rivals will meet on Wednesday in Perth.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/man-utd-no2-phelan-admits-admiration-for-leeds-boss-bielsa-4289093?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Manchester United No2 Mike Phelan has admitted his admiration for Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa.

The two great rivals will meet on Wednesday in Perth.

Phelan told manutd.com: "Bielsa is an excellent coach and a very deep thinker on the game. He is very passionate about football and how he wants his teams to play.

"I think we saw that last season when they went very, very close and probably should have got over the line. They just need that little bit extra but didn't quite have it. He works the team hard and took his principles that he wants them to adhere to. He'll be looking to take them all the way this time."

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<![CDATA[Loan Review: Rating each Chelsea loanee for the 2018/19 season]]> <p>With the 2018/19 season officially over, we here at Tribalfootball are making sure you know all about how your loan players performed throughout the campaign. For this edition, we run our eye over Chelsea's loanees.</p><p>This group of loanees is especially important as Chelsea's transfer ban should mean that they will finally dip their fingers into this notoriously deep talent pool. Many of these names could rise to the next level as the opportunity under Frank Lampard might present itself.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/loan-review-rating-each-chelsea-loanee-for-the-2018-19-season-4289042?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLeeds%2BUnited'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> With the 2018/19 season officially over, we here at Tribalfootball are making sure you know all about how your loan players performed throughout the campaign. For this edition, we run our eye over Chelsea's loanees.

This group of loanees is especially important as Chelsea's transfer ban should mean that they will finally dip their fingers into this notoriously deep talent pool. Many of these names could rise to the next level as the opportunity under Frank Lampard might present itself.



TOP 5 PERFORMERS

1. Reece James, (Season-Long Loan) Wigan Athletic

Age: 19

Position: Right-Back / Defensive Midfield

An extraordinary season from the teenager who in his first ever professional season exceeded all possible expectations. Making 45 appearances in the Championship, 44 of them in the starting 11, James was a crucial component to Wigan's season, starting as a right-back and progressing into defensive midfield. James played well beyond his years, leading the team and setting an example for his struggling side, so much so that he even donned the captain's armband in their final match of the season. The Englishman was simply essential to Wigan's survival in the Championship. He scored 3 goals, two of them absolute screamers and one that won Wigan's goal of the season award. He also registered 3 assists to go along with his 74 key passes, 126 accurate long balls and 45 shots from outside the box. James also averaged 2.1 tackles per game, 2.3 clearances and 0.9 interceptions. Accolades naturally flew his way and he was included in the Championship team of the season, as well as winning Wigan's 'player of the season award' along with the 'player's player of the season' award. It was the start of what has the potential to be an illustrious career which could continue at Chelsea as early as the 19/20 season.

Rating: 10/10


2. Tammy Abraham, (Season-Long Loan) Aston Villa

Age: 21

Position: Centre-Forward

A simply outstanding season for the young English striker who bounced back from a slightly underwhelming spell with Swansea in 17/18. Abraham was a goal-machine with the Aston Villa outfit that stormed home to achieve promotion to the Premier League. He made 40 championship appearances, all of them in the starting 11 and scored an astonishing 26 goals as well as a smart 3 assists. This scintillating season even included a 4-goal-haul against Nottingham Forest. He was the 2nd highest goalscorer in the Championship, averaged 2.9 shots per game (8th in the League), registered 30 key passes and averaged 3 aerial-duels-won per game. It will be interesting to see whether he will get his chance at Chelsea under Frank Lampard because if not he will have plenty of suitors vying for his signature.

Rating: 9.5/10


3. Fikayo Tomori, (Season-Long Loan) Derby

Age: 21

Position: Centre-Back

It was an outstanding season under Frank Lampard for the young defender Tomori, who despite his tender age of 21, commanded the Derby side with his strong and calm defending. Despite standing at a mere 185cm, Tomori stood tall and was an incessant force at Centre-Back for the Rams. Tomori played in every single fixture for Derby bar one, totalling to 55 appearances across all competitions. Tomori even managed to score 2 goals and notched up 1 assist. In the Championship he averaged 2.3 tackles per game, 1.5 interceptions and 3.9 clearances. Not just defensively was Tomori strong as he boasted an impressive pass accuracy of 82.9%, hitting 158 accurate long balls and registering 8 key passes. Of course not perfect, Tomori scored two own-goals along with picking up 9 yellow cards. Derby County finished 6th before making the Championship play-off final, boasting the League's 6th best defensive record. Tomori was rewarded for his outstanding season by winning Derby's 'player of the season' award. With the release of Gary Cahill along with his already close bond with Frank Lampard, this super season might've rocketed Tomori into Chelsea's 19/20 plans.

Rating: 9/10


4. Mason Mount, (Season-Long Loan) Derby

Age: 20

Position: Attacking Midfield

This exciting young Englishman was a key factor in Frank Lampard's Derby's push for promotion that fell short only at the final hurdle. Despite an ankle and hamstring injury hampering his season, Mount still managed 44 appearances across all competitions, all of them starts, and scored 11 goals as well as 6 assists. In the Championship Mount averaged 2.5 shots per game and registered an incredible 71 key passes. Dangerous from all places, Mount scored goals from inside and outside the box, including from free-kicks. A talented attacker who might get his chance at Stamford Bridge as he is already a favourite of Lampard's after playing under him during this breakout season.

Rating: 8.5/10


5. Danilo Pantic, (Two-Season-Long Loan) Partizan

Age: 22

Position: Attacking Midfield

One of the more subtle names on this list however it was a strong season from the Serbian midfielder. The second of his two season loan in Serbia was another fruitful season for the versatile attacker. Playing mainly on the left wing or in attacking midfield, Pantic even sported the captain's armband 5 times for his side. In total, Pantic made 45 appearances (42 starts), scoring 8 goals and registering 8 assists. An impressive record which might see him get an opportunity back at Stamford Bridge due to the transfer ban. However there is much competition in the midfield at Chelsea and he might need another loan at a higher level to help prove himself to his parent club.

Rating: 8/10



FULL SQUAD LOAN PLAYERS


Kurt Zouma, (Season-Long Loan) Everton

Age: 24

Position: Centre-Back

Another loan in the Premier League this time with Everton, spelled another consistent season for the French defender. Zouma made 36 appearances across all competitions, 32 in the Premier League. He started 32 of these matches scoring 2 goals (both headers) and notching up 2 assists, both in the PL. He averaged 1.7 interceptions per game, 3.8 clearances, 0.4 blocks, 3.1 aerial duels won, operated at 83.6% pass accuracy and made 32 successful tackles. Everton finished in 8th position with the 5th best defensive record in the League. With Gary Cahill released and the obvious transfer ban, it looks as if there will be a place for Zouma in Lampard's plans.

Rating: 7.5/10


Kenedy, (1-Season-Long Loan) Newcastle United

Age: 23

Position: Left Midfield

The tricky Brazilian flair winger struggled to make the same impact at St James Park than in his first 6 months in the back end of the 17/18 season. This season, Kenedy made 28 appearances, 25 of which in the Premier League, however 11 of these were off the bench and often late in games. Kenedy only managed one goal and one assist for the season. The signing of Miguel Almiron saw Kenedy squeezed out of contention. The versatile talent looks unlikely to return to tyneside and might get an opportunity back at the Blues.

Rating: 5/10


Abdul Baba Rahman, (Year-Long Loan + 6-Month Loan) FC Schalke / Reims

Age: 25

Position: Left-Back

In the First half of the season, Rahman only managed the 4 matches for Schlake and missed the rest due to injury. At Reims in France he found more opportunity and played 11 matches in Ligue 1 at Left-Back, scoring 1 and assisting 1.

Rating: 3.5/10


Lewis Baker, (2-Six-Month Loans) Leeds / Reading

Age: 24

Position: Central Midfield

This British midfielder (who despite being at Chelsea for his whole career) spent his fifth loan spell at Leeds for the first six months of the season. Baker did not get much opportunity and only managed 2 starts in his 11 appearances in the Championship. However his sixth loan spell went much better with Championship side Reading. Baker made 17 starts, scoring 1 and assisting 1.

Rating: 5/10


Jamal Blackman, (5-Month Loan) Leeds

Age: 25

Position: Goalkeeper

In his half-season spell at Championship side Leeds, Blackman failed to gain the number one spot ahead of Kiko Casilla and sat on the bench for the whole time. Blackman managed to start two games in the EFL Cup where he conceded 4 goals. A tibia fracture ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Rating: 1/10


Nathan, (Season-Long Loan) Atletico-MG

Age: 23

Position: Left-Wing

The Brazilian winger struggled to make an impact in his season with Brazilian First-Division side Atletico. Nathan managed 10 appearances, only 3 being starts and only 1 of those in the League. Nathan scored 1 goal in the League along with no assists. Nathan will remain at Atletico for the first half of the 19/20 season.

Rating: 2/10



Mario Pasalic, (Two-Season-Long Loan) Atalanta

Age: 24

Position: Central Midfield

The Croatian versatile midfielder has excelled in the first season of his two-season loan at Italian surprise-packet Atalanta. Pasalic made a total of 42 appearances across Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Europa League where he has scored 8 goals and registered 6 assists. Playing at Defensive, Central and Attacking Midfield, Pasalic has only made 21 starts. His loan contract has an option to buy, so it will be interesting to see what happens at the end of his second season.

Rating: 7/10


Matt Miazga, (2-Six-Month Loans) Nantes / Reading

Age: 23

Position: Centre-Back

The American defender has had a well documented tumultuous time in France for the first half of the season. After playing 8 games and conceding 13 goals in Ligue 1, Miazga was dropped and never was able to regain his place in the first team. This led to Miazga terminating his loan move early half-way through the season with reports that he 'faked a back injury' in order to force his move. Moving to lowly Championship side Reading saw more opportunity for Miazga who started 18 consecutive matches at Centre-Back. He scored no goals or assists and racked up 6 yellow cards.

Rating: 4.5/10


Michy Batshuayi, (2-Six-Month Loans) Valencia / Crystal Palace

Age: 25

Position: Centre-Forward

Batshuayi struggled to find the back of the net in Spain, where in his 23 appearances across all competitions only managed 3 goals and 0 assists. This changed however with his move back to England where in his 13 appearances in both the Premier League and FA cup he scored 6 goals. These encouraging signs will surely see him get his chance this season under Frank Lampard.

Rating: 6/10


Tiemoue Bakayoko, (Season-Long Loan) AC Milan

Age: 24

Position: Defensive-Midfield

After a slow start, Bakayoko established himself as a rock in the centre of Milan's midfield, where he played 42 times and scored 1 goal as well as 1 assist. Milan finished in 5th position and Bakayoko was a constant presence in Defensive Midfield. He will look to force his way back into the fold but will find much competition back at Stamford Bridge.

Raing: 6.5/10


Kenneth Omeruo, (Season-Long Loan) CD Leganes

Age: 25

Position: Centre-Back

A consistent season in Spain for the Nigerian defender who made 31 appearances at Centre-Back with 0 goals or assists. A constant presence in the Leganes defence.

Rating: 6/10


Michael Hector, (Season-Long Loan) Sheffield Wednesday

Age: 26

Position: Centre-Back

The Jamaican international was a consistent cog in the Owls defence where he made 39 appearances and scored 2 goals. A constant presence in the Wednesday backline.

Rating: 6/10


Charly Musonda Jnr, (Two-Season-Long Loan) Vitesse Arnhem

Age: 22

Position: Attacking Midfield

A knee injury tarnished the young talent's season and has only managed the 14 minutes in Holland. Hopefully his second season at the club will include a full bill of health.

Rating: N/A


Lucas Piazon, (Six-Month Loan) Chievo Verona

Age: 25

Position: Left Wing

Loaned out to Italy for the second-half of the season, the Brazilian winger struggled to make any impact, only playing the 80 minutes in 4 appearances.

Rating: 2/10



U23 CONTRACTED PLAYERS

Isaiah Brown, (Season-Long Loan) Leeds

Age: 22

Position: Secondary-Striker

Injuries cruelled the young Englishman's season with an ACL and hamstring injury limiting him to 11 minutes in a very strong Leeds side. Unfortunately an unproductive season.

Rating: N/A


Jake Clarke-Salter, (Season-Long Loan) Vitesse Arnhem

Age: 21

Position: Centre-Back

A consistent season for the Englishman who plied his trade at the 'Chelsea 2.0' in Holland. He tallied 37 appearances with 1 goal and 2 assists to his name. Vitesse finished in 5th position with the 6th best defensive record. He only picked up the three yellow cards.

Rating: 6.5/10


Kasey Palmer, (2-Six-Month Loans) Blackburn / Bristol City

Age: 22

Position: Attacking Midfield

Palmer experienced an ok start to the year opportunity-wise where he played 14 of 26 Championship matches and only 4 off those off the bench.However the 2nd half was not as successful as Palmer only managed 2 starts in the Championship and a mere 13 off the bench. Overall he scored 5 goals in all competitions and a registered 1 assist.

Rating: 4.5/10


Trevoh Chalobah, (Season-Long Loan) Ipswich

Age: 20

Position: Defensive Midfield

In his first ever loan spell after joining Chelsea as a boy, Chalobah lapped up the opportunity. He hit the ground running becoming a regular in the Ipswich midfield. Chalobah played in 43 Championship matches, starting 35 of them and playing a total of 3275 minutes, comfortably the 2nd most in the whole squad. In it he scored 2 goals and assisted 1. Unfortunately Ipswich finished rock bottom of the Championship table and were subsequently relegated.

Rating: 7/10


Ike Ugbo, (Six-Month Loan) Scunthorpe United

Age: 20

Position: Centre-Forward

In his half-season Ugbo made 15 League One appearances (7 Starts) and scored just 1 goal. Good experience but would've liked to have hit the back of the net a few more times.

Rating: 5/10


Dujon Sterling, (Season-Long Loan) Coventry

Age: 19

Position: Right-Back

Sterling was a constant presence in League One and made 40 appearances across all competitions. He made 5 assists in League One and was the third most featured player in Coventry's squad who finished 8th in a strong season.

Rating: 6.5/10


Jacob Maddox, (Season-Long Loan) Cheltenham Town

Age: 20

Position: Attacking Midfield / Left Midfield

Another debut loan spell this time for the young Englishmen who got much opportunity at League Two side Cheltenham. Maddox made 44 appearances and scored 4 goals as well as 3 assists.

Rating: 6.5/10


Josh Grant, (Six-Month Loan) Yeovil Town

Age: 20

Position: Centre-Back

In his short spell at Yeovil in League Two (his first ever loan spell), Grant played 8 matches (90 minutes in all) predominantly at full-back. He did not register any goals or assists and he picked up the one yellow card. His side conceded 13 goals in these games (2 wins, 6 losses).

Rating: 3/10



*Other Loanees Eduardo, Ola Aina, Tomas Kalas, Todd Kane, Jay Dasilva, Victorien Angban, Kylian Hazard, Joao Rodriguez, Charlie Colkett, Fankaty Dabo, Josimar Quintero, Ruben Sammut, Kyle Scott, Nathan Baxter, Brad Collins and Jared Thompson have either been sold or released following the 18/19 season.

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