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A number of Chelsea players on loan were in fine form for their clubs over the weekend, while some experienced some bad results with their club side.
For Chelsea’s Brazilian forward Lucas Piazon, the 25-year-old was the hero for Rio Ave when he netted his first goal for the Portuguese club in a 1-0 win at Santa Clara as he played a fantastic low strike from outside the box which settled the contest.
In the French league, Tiemoue Bakayoko helped Monaco battle at PSG as his side came from behind to draw 3-3 at the league leaders.
Baba Rahmann made his first appearance for Spanish side Real Mallorca since September and he lasted the full 90 minutes as his side won 1-0 at Zamora in the second round of the Copa Del Rey.
In the Italian Serie A, Mario Pasalic helped Atalanta to a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Inter Milan which puts a dent in the Nerazzurri’s Scudetto bid – a result that would have frustrated former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
In the Premier League, Danny Drinkwater made his first appearance for Aston Villa after completing a move from Burnley, and his side ended up losing 6-1 to Manchester City. His debut for his new club lasted 79 minutes before he made way for Henri Lansbury.
In the Championship, Conor Gallagher starred in midfield as Charlton Athletic twice came from behind to hold leaders West Bromwich Albion to a 2-2 draw. Meanwhile, Jake Clarke-Salter played the full 90 minutes as Birmingham City ended their six-game winless run with a 2-1 victory against bottom of the table Luton Town, but Trevoh Chalobah and Huddersfield Town were on the wrong end of that scoreline against Barnsley.
Marc Guehi who only joined Swansea City on loan, was on the bench in the goalless draw in the South Wales derby against Cardiff.
In the Dutch second division, Ike Ugbo netted a stoppage-time equaliser for Roda against MVV Maastrich. With 88 minutes played the score was 2-0 to the visitors, but two goals after the clock ticked past 90 earned a point for Roda in what was an incredible contest.