In our Loan Watch feature series, the Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from a particular club are faring whilst they are away from their parent side, and provide a brief update regarding their form.
Here, we review the latest for three more Chelsea loanees by providing an update on their progress away from Stamford Bridge, with contrasting times on loan so far for the likes of Victor Moses, Mario Pasalic and Matt Miazga.
Unfortunately for 28-year-old Moses, he suffered a thigh rupture following a promising debut for Fenerbahce and has not played since mid-August.
However, there are plenty of reasons Moses will be looking to pick up from where he left off, with the Nigeria international marking his debut with a goal and an assist in Fenerbahce’s opening day win over Gaziantep before his unfortunate setback.
Meanwhile, Pasalic has been a regular fixture for Atalanta – though he did sit out for the first time this season as an unused substitute against Lecce before the international break.
While in Serie A, Pasalic has two assists to his name – including one in an away victory at Roma’s Stadio Olimpico.
Much like fellow loanee Moses, Matt Miazga has seen his loan spell at Reading curtailed by injury, but has recently made his comeback after damaging his hamstring.
Reading are yet to taste victory since Miazga was first sidelined, though he did feature in the Royals’ 1-1 draw with Wolves in the EFL Cup, scoring in the penalty shootout in which the Premier League side prevailed.
The USA international, who is in his second spell at Reading following a loan stint last season, still only has two Premier League appearances to his name for Chelsea, both coming in the 2015/16 campaign.
While there are positives to take for all three loanees during their time out of the picture at Chelsea, injuries have threatened to overshadow their achievements so far this season.
Pasalic certainly seems a settled member of the Atalanta squad having spent last season there, while Miazga seems to be benefitting in a similar fashion having had previous prior to his move back to Reading in the summer.
Moses will surely be looking for better fortunes once he gets back on the pitch in Turkey, though the initial signs suggest he may end up enjoying his time with Fenerbahce.
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