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kernn63
Post #1
Wednesday April 5, 2017 2:43pm

Joined Feb 2013
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What's going on with Kyle Scott? Last year, we hear that he's asked to transfer from Chelsea. He then trials with a Dutch club (Willem II).....and then......nothing. There's no evidence that he did leave Chelsea, but I don't see any match reports involving him from their side either. I see on twitter that he was actively rooting for the U-20's, that he had a recent injury, and that his twitter profile picture is still him in a Chelsea kit.

Any news?

Here's the latest news article that I have. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/525...

Know Nothing
Post #2
Wednesday April 5, 2017 3:16pm

Joined Jan 2013
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I believe he may have had an ankle injury a few months back.

He has played 3 of the last 4 developmental Squad (U-21) for Chelsea in Central Midfield. On the Chelsea fans chat page he got a lot of stick being the weak link in the side that lost to the Man City DS 4-3. He was an unused sub in the 4-1 loss to Arsenal but has played the last two matches, a 0-0 draw with Southampton and a 2-0 loss to Liverpool.

The Development Squad is the equivalent of the old Reserve team. The parent clubs may opt to play a few over age players in the side to keep match fitness or regain it after injury. In the past Chelsea have usually used this squad for youth players but this year they have occasionally used it to get players matches to either get them fit or put them in the shop window.

I find it odd he is not on the training camp roster for the London training sessions. Looking at his twitter account he retweeted the U-20 CONCACAF triumph posting from the youth team account, so it looks like he may be interested.

kernn63
Post #3
Wednesday April 5, 2017 3:44pm

Joined Feb 2013
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Thanks for the update. Wonder if it's time for a new club for him.

Know Nothing
Post #4
Wednesday April 5, 2017 6:30pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,084
Original post from kernn63

Thanks for the update. Wonder if it's time for a new club for him.


I would say the chances of him breaking through at Chelsea are remote so a change is inevitable. He is only 19 though so he will probably end up on loan next season. Where will be interesting.

IMO, if they want to take a closer look at him to see how he handles the physical side of the game (he is small), they will send him to the lower leagues. If they want to put him in a shop window I dare say he will end up in Vitesse.

RSL2017
Post #5
Sunday August 6, 2017 3:16pm

Joined Mar 2017
Total Posts: 14
On the bench today for the Chelsea Community shield match.

Know Nothing
Post #6
Sunday August 6, 2017 5:24pm

Joined Jan 2013
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A mild surprise to see Scott on the bench...but Chelsea currently are thin in the center midfield and players who can play the holding role.

That being said, it is still a feat since CFC do have a number of talented young CM's that are a little older and better athletes. I dare say he is in this position more for his understanding of the game than his physical prowess...in other words he probably plays like Conte used to.

Still, well done.

Know Nothing
Post #7
Saturday August 12, 2017 2:01am

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Looks like Scott will make the Chelsea bench tomorrow. The only central mids that are healthy are Kante and Fabregas and they allowed another cm to go out on loan today. Normally Scott would have started the PL2 match against Man City today, but he wasn't even in the squad.

it looks unlikely he will be going out on loan this season unless Chelsea buy two cm's before the window closes. He may get a cup game or two, but it looks like a season similar to CCV's last year for Scott.

cleancutimage
Post #8
Saturday August 12, 2017 3:56pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Yup, on the bench vs. Burnley.

Know Nothing
Post #9
Saturday August 12, 2017 5:05pm

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Suspensions to Cahill and Fabregas will probably see him on the bench against Spurs next week as well.

Fully expect Chelsea to buy a midfielder this week.

cleancutimage
Post #10
Saturday August 12, 2017 6:49pm

Joined Oct 2013
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Off-topic: Hate Chelsea(Arsenal supporter) but I am loving their and the other North London teams new Nike jerseys. Wish Arsenal still had Nike. It was like a match made in Heaven.

Anyway, if the Chelsea squad does get larger, I would like to see a loan for this kid. A bunch of appearances on the bench isn't ideal for him taking the next step.

Know Nothing
Post #11
Sunday August 13, 2017 3:28am

Joined Jan 2013
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I don't know about that. I agree that playing matches is the best way to improve, but going out on loan this late in the window is always a crapshoot. He will be walking into a new environment cold with no assurances of playing time. If he stays, he will still be training with the first team and will have a leadership role within the PL2 squad when they play.

jayboy
Post #12
Monday August 21, 2017 8:25pm

Joined Sep 2016
Total Posts: 4
Kyle was in the 18 for the Chelsea v Tottenham match. Any Chelsea fans know if there's any chance he gets minutes? Or is this more a Julian Green thing, where the team is thin and he's being rewarded for being a solid development player?

navi8132
Post #13
Monday August 21, 2017 9:45pm

Joined Jul 2012
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I think Kyle needs to go on loan immediately. American youth don't have a good track record in the EPL and I don't think the big EPL clubs care too much about developing young players (much less American young players).

Know Nothing
Post #14
Monday August 21, 2017 10:22pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,084
Original post from jayboy

Kyle was in the 18 for the Chelsea v Tottenham match. Any Chelsea fans know if there's any chance he gets minutes? Or is this more a Julian Green thing, where the team is thin and he's being rewarded for being a solid development player?


The squad is thin right now in the CM position so he sits on the bench just in case. He will be in on the bench until they buy either a new defender or a new CM. I doubt he'll play because a number of defenders can fill in at CM as well.

Chances are he will not go on loan this season, which is unfortunate...his fate will become a bit clearer after the Champions League draw. I think he will be added to the CL roster to boost the number of homegrown players but who Chelsea get in their group will determine the amount of playing time, if any. If they by Oxlaise-Chamberlain then his chances of a last minute loan improve.

If he stays he may get a cup game or two. It is more likely he goes out on loan in January like Hyndmann did last year.

MSantoine
Post #15
Tuesday August 22, 2017 11:17am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,709
I would set the over/under on EPL appearances at 2.5 and I'd take the under. He's likely in the CCV boat where he's too good for reserves but not good enough for them yet.


The young soccer careers of Rubio Rubin and Brady Scott are headed in completely opposite directions.
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