Kepa howler, Angelo Gabriel impresses and new role for Harvey Vale - Chelsea loan army update


There has been another week of action, and some inaction, for Chelsea's loan players with all now having spent at least a month with their new clubs. Across England and Europe, Chelsea's influence has been felt across the Football League and in the Champions League, though the Blues have not qualified themselves this term.

As there so often is, Chelsea have no shortage of members in their loan army contingent, with 20 players plying their trade away from Cobham this term. takes a look at how they got on this past week.

Kepa Arrizabalaga - The Spanish goalkeeper managed to record another win in Real Madrid colours as Los Blancos defeated Napoli 3-2 in Naples. However, Kepa did not come away from the match unscathed as he failed to claim a corner and as a result allowed the Serie A side to score their first goal of the game.

Carlo Ancelotti defended the shotstopper with a quip to journalists following the match: "Kepa suffers in aerial balls but it is normal, he is not two metres tall, no one is perfect. I am very handsome and I am not perfect either."

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Teddy Curd - Hashtag United came away with a 1-1 draw in a friendly versus Tonbridge Angels over the weekend, but the 17-year-old last came away with a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Carshalton Athletic in the Isthmian League Premier Division.

Teddy Sharman-Lowe - Sharman-Lowe could only watch from the bench as his Bromley side lost to Chesterfield 2-0.

Gabriel Slonina - The American goalkeeper made four saves but could not prevent his Eupen side falling 3-1 to Anderlecht.

Bashir Humphreys - The central defender grasped his opportunity in Swansea's backline with both hands when he replaced Kristian Pedersen. Humphreys put in a solid outing as Swansea came away 3-0 victors over Millwall.

Zak Sturge - The young defender has earned two 20-minute cameos for Peterborough United as he first helped his side to a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers at the weekend, before Carlisle scored a stoppage time equaliser on Tuesday night.

Andrey Santos - The Brazilian midfielder was an unused substitute as Nottingham Forest played out a draw with Brentford.

Tino Anjorin - The Chelsea midfielder earned his full debut for Portsmouth in a 2-1 win over Wycombe.

Cesare Casadei - The Italian youngster showed plenty of energy in his 15-minute cameo during Leicester's win over Blackburn.

Lewis Hall - The 19-year-old was an unused substitute as Newcastle defeated Burnley.

Omari Hutchinson - The former Arsenal youngster completed 90 minutes as Ipswich first drew with Huddersfield Town, and was a late substitute in the Tractor Boys' 3-0 win over Hull City. Kieran McKenna's side sit top of the Championship, albeit having played a game more than Leicester.

Harvey Vale - The youngster has featured at left-back in recent weeks, and impressed once again in Bristol Rovers' win over Port Vale, having put in a stellar performance in defeat to Peterborough United too. The 20-year-old has kept left-back Lewis Gordon out of the side.

Charlie Webster - The midfielder was an unused substitute as Heerenveen lost to Twente this past weekend. Speaking before that game, Webster was calm about not featuring much so far.

He said: "The fact that I don’t play everything right away doesn’t worry me. If things don’t go exactly the way I want, I shouldn’t get frustrated. I’m still young and new. My fellow players need to get to know me better and I need to get to know them.”

Diego Moreira - The young winger had to settle for a place on the bench as Lyon continued their losing run.

Mason Burstow - The forward produced his best Sunderland outing so far as his pass led to Jack Clarke's first goal, before the Chelsea forward then won a penalty which Clarke converted in a win over QPR.

David Datro Fofana - Fofana put in a lively performance as Union Berlin lost to Heidenheim in the Bundesliga but was absent from the squad entirely for the Champions League clash with Braga.

Angelo Gabriel - The Brazilian winger could not prevent Strasbourg falling to defeat to Lens, but impressed once again in his 90 minutes for the French side. He is also among the three contenders for Ligue 1s, young player of the month for September.

Romelu Lukaku - The Belgian forward continued his goalscoring for to record a third Serie A goal of the season in Roma's 2-0 win over Frosinone

Dion Rankine - Continues to recover from injury.

Hakim Ziyech - The Morocco international missed out on Galatasaray's clash with Manchester United due to injury.

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