In our round-up of the action involving Chelsea players on loan over the last week, there were a couple of impressive performances in the Premier League and Michy Batshuayi scored his first goals for Besiktas.
Conor Gallagher picked up his first win of the season with Crystal Palace in some style, as they ended Tottenham Hotpsur’s 100 per cent Premier League record by beating them 3-0 at Selhurst Park. Gallagher impressed for the Eagles again, having an early effort well saved by Hugo Lloris and setting up debutant Odsonne Edouard to score Palace’s third against 10-man Spurs in added time.
Armando Broja was desperately unlucky not to score his first Premier League goal and give Southampton victory after coming on for the last 15 minutes of their 0-0 draw with West Ham United. The striker struck the post with one shot before having a late header cleared off the line, leaving manager Ralph Hasenhuttl impressed with how he is adapting to life on loan with the Saints.
It’s impressive how quick he learns and how quick he wants to do it better and I’ve seen why the scouts wanted to sign him,’ he said. ‘He definitely shows qualities we haven’t had so far in this squad and this was very positive for me.’
Michy Batshuayi scored his first two goals for Besiktas as he hit a brace in their 3-0 home win over Malatyaspor. It took the Belgian just seven minutes to get his first for the club as he latched on to Miralem Pjanic’s through-ball and fired through the goalkeeper’s legs, and he added another in the second half as he closed down the keeper and blocked his clearance on the edge of the box, sending Besiktas top of the table on goal difference.
Timeout Bakayoko made the first appearance of his second spell with AC Milan as they made it three wins from as many games by beating Lazio 2-0 at home. However, it wasn’t the happy return he would have wanted as his match last less than 15 minutes when he was forced off with an injury, having also been booked within two minutes of coming off the bench in an ill-tempered game, which also saw former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, now with Lazio, shown a red card for storming onto the pitch to confront Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.