Chelsea news: More than half of weekend Championship games featured Blues-owned players

22 Oct

More than half of the games played in the Championship at the weekend featured one or more Chelsea-owned player.

Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United had three of the Premier League side’s players on their benches, as The Times point out.

Chelsea players in the Championship this weekend

Sheffield Wednesday (Michael Hector) v Middlesbrough

Ipswich Town (Trevoh Chalobah) v QPR

Wigan Athletic (Reece James) v West Bromwich Albion

Hull City (Todd Kane) v Preston North End

Derby County (Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori) v Sheffield United

Brentford v Bristol City (Jay Dasilva)

Aston Villa (Tammy Abraham) v Swansea City

Blackburn (Kasey Palmer – bench) v Leeds (Jamal Blackman, Lewis Baker – bench)

The Blues are renowned for sending a host of talented players out on loan each year and a small army of their rising stars have again headed out in search of first team experience this season.

Chelsea are often criticised for this approach, but many of the youngsters are flourishing.

Mount, 19, was even called up by Gareth Southgate to train with England’s senior squad for the recent games against Croatia and Spain.

He has thrived under manager Frank Lampard and said the Chelsea legend is someone he would love to emulate.

“It’s a long season so I’m going to learn so much off him. If I can achieve half of what he has I will be very happy,” he said.

Mason Mount is one of the many Chelsea-owned players playing in the Championship this season