LOAN REPORT: BAKER STEALS THE SHOW PLUS MORE

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Lewis Baker was the star of Chelsea’s loan army last week as he scored a brace for Vitesse Arnhem in their win against Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch Cup semifinals on Wednesday.

Matt Miazga and Nathan both started the game as well. However, Vitesse suffered a 3-1 defeat away at PEC Zwolle during the weekend. Baker and Miazga started the game, while Mukhtar Ali came on in the second-half.

Bertrand Traore was on the pitch for about 60 minutes as second-placed Ajax drew 1-1 away at Groningen on Sunday.

Andreas Christensen continued his rich form as Borussia Monchengladbach achieved success in a cup game, keeping Hamburg’s attack at bay for 90 minutes and only conceding an injury-time consolation as Borussia Monchengladbach won 2-1 to reach the semi-finals in Germany. He followed it up with a 4-2 home win over Schalke in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

In Spain, Jeremie Boga came off the bench as Grenada lost 1-0 away at Leganes.

In the Championship, Christian Atsu helped Newcastle United to back-to-back wins in the, boosting their promotion chances significantly as they went five-points clear at the top of the table by beating second-place Brighton 2-1 on Tuesday – Fikayo Tomori came on as a first-half substitute for the Seagulls – and third-placed Huddersfield – who had Izzy Brown in their side – 3-1 on Saturday.

There was victory for Tomas Kalas, as he played the whole game as Fulham beat Preston 3-1 on Saturday.

In League One, Charlie Colkett played the first 83 minutes of Swindon’s 3-1 win over Gillingham. Alex Kiwomya suffered a 4-0 defeat to Hartlepool in midweek with Crewe, but helped them bounce straight back to win 1-0 at Portsmouth on Saturday.

Jamal Blackman helped Wycombe earn four points in a week in League Two, drawing 2-2 at Accrington Stanley in midweek before getting a 2-1 away win over Grimsby.

There was also defeat in Turkey for Kenneth Omeruo and Alanyaspor. They lost 2-1 away İstanbul Basaksehir and are 15th out of 18 in the Super Lig.

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