LOAN REPORT: CHRISTENSEN SCORES, TRAORE SCORES PLUS MORE

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It was an eventful past week for the Chelsea loan army, as a lot of Blues youngsters gave a good representation of themselves in their respective loan clubs.

In the Europa League on Thursday, Andreas Christensen starred for Borussia Moenchengladbach as they staged a stunning fightback against Fiorentina. Having lost the first leg 1-0, the German club were losing 2-0 at home and on the brink of elimination within 30 minutes of the first-half. However, four goals in a remarkable 16-minute spell either side of half-time took Moenchengladbach through, with Christensen heading home the decisive fourth to earn a 4-3 aggregate victory.

The Chelsea youngster was also in action during the weekend, in a 2-0 win over Ingolstadt. Also in the German league, Michael Hector played at the back for Eintracht Frankfurt who were beaten 2-0 by Hertha Berlin.

In the Dutch league, Bertrand Traore was on target for Ajax on Sunday, scoring the fourth goal in their 4-1 Eredivisie victory over Heracles. Lewis Baker, Matt Miazga and Nathan all started for Vitesse Arnhem in a 3-1 win at G.A. Eagles, with Mukhtar Ali coming on as a substitute. Marco van Ginkel was substituted before half-time as PSV Eindhoven were beaten 2-1 by Feyenoord and Danilo Pantic was shown a red card having come off the bench for Excelsior against Willem II.

In the Championship, Lucas Piazon and Tomas Kalas both featured for Fulham in their 2-2 draw against Cardiff at the weekend. The duo were also in action last Wednesday when  Piazon was on target in a 2-0 win at Bristol City.

Christian Atsu was in the starting line-up for Newcastle, who had to come from two goals behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Bristol City at St James’ Park. Tammy Abraham missed the game due to injury.

In-form Izzy Brown played the full 90 minutes for Huddersfield on Saturday, in a 1-1 draw with Barnsley, a result which ended their winning streak of six games.

In League Two, Alex Kiwomya came on as a half-time substitute for Crewe against Stevenage, with his team trailing by a goal to nil and both teams reduced to 10 men.  After the Railwaymen pulled one back from the penalty spot, Kiwomya came close to earning them a point in stoppage time, but his acrobatic effort was deflected away.  Jamal Blackman was in goal for Wycombe who lost 2-1 to Crawley Town after a 1-0 defeat at Colchester.

In Serie A, Mario Pasalic came on as a second-half substitute for AC Milan in their 1-0 win at Sassuolo. In Turkey, Kenneth Omeruo scored in a 4-1 win for Alanyaspor over Adanaspor.

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