It was a fruitful weekend of football for Chelsea loan army as four of the club’s loan strikers were on song for their respective clubs.
Michy Batshuayi is proving to be a good loan signing for Crystal Palace as he’s now scored two goals in a space of eight days for Palace. His goal against Manchester United couldn’t prevent Palace from losing 3-1, and he followed that up by scoring the Eagles’ second goal in a 3-1 win at Burnley on Saturday.
Alvaro Morata was also on song for Atletico Madrid as he scored two headers in quick succession for Atletico Madrid in their 2-0 win over Real Sociedad. Morata’s goals came in the first half and the goals were very important as it helped Atletico maintain their victory despite being reduced to 10 men after an hour when Koke was sent off.
Tammy Abraham also got a goal during the weekend and played a role in three of Aston Villa’s goals as they beat Frank Lampard’s Derby County 4-0. Abraham’s rebound shot was turned in for the opening goal, before Abraham converted a cross to grab the second himself. The striker then set up another goal in the second half.
In the Turkish league, Victor Moses scored an 84th-minute winner from the penalty spot as Fenerbahce beat Rizespor 3-2 on Saturday, having already drawn 3-3 with Besiktas in an Istanbul derby last Monday.
Back to the Premier League, Kurt Zouma was part of a very strong Everton defence which yesterday kept Liverpool at bay at Goodison Park in a goalless draw that dented their city rivals in a difficult derby game. Zouma made a game-high seven clearances for the Toffees in the Merseyside derby.
Tiemoue Bakayako featured for AC Milan as they beat 10-man Sassuolo 1-0 in Serie A on Saturday. Mario Pasalic came on as a late substitute in Atalanta’s Serie A win over Fiorentina on Sunday.
Back to the Championship, Todd Kane provided the cross for Hull City’s decisive goal as they beat Millwall 2-1, before also helping them defeat Birmingham City 2-0 at the weekend.
Matt Miazga and Lewis Baker were involved for 90 minutes as Reading kept themselves out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win at an Ipswich Town side which included Trevoh Chalobah.
An in-form Reece James featured for Wigan Athletic as they held Middlesbrough to a goalless draw and Izzy Brown made his first appearance of the season, coming on as a late substitute for Leeds United in their 1-0 loss at Queens Park Rangers.
There was a win for Michael Hector and Sheffield Wednesday midweek. They defeated Brentford 2-0. Tomas Kalas, Jay Dasilva and Kasey Palmer all started Bristol City’s midweek 2-1 loss to Birmingham, but only Kalas also began their 1-1 draw at Preston North End on Saturday, with Dasilva coming off the bench.
In the Dutch league, Eduardo and Jake Clarke-Salter both started for Vitesse Arnhem as the Dutch side recovered from conceding the first goal to beat NAC Breda 4-1.