Chelsea continued their usual tradition of sending out several players on loan every year. This season alone, they have as much as 21 players on loan with other clubs. These players will be hoping to impress their parent club with their performances this season, in order to stand a chance of breaking into the first team in future.
Chelsea’s midfield is a very competitive one and that is part of the reason why Chelsea are currently one of the strongest teams in Europe. With the likes of Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Saul, Kante, and Jorginho, any youngster that wants to break into the Chelsea FC midfield will have to be really good.
Super Eagles international, Semi Ajayi was the hero of the day for West Bromwich Albion as he grabbed a goal at the death to clinch the 3 points on Saturday evening. Recall that Ajayi was part of the “Baggies” squad that got relegated from the English Premier League last season.
Chelsea won the Premier League in 2010, after beating Wigan by 8 goals. It was the club's biggest win that season. Ancelloti tactically outclassed his opponent and won conveniently. This is the Chelsea squad that won the game and where they are. Cech (Retired)
Chelsea have a lot of players on loan all over Europe this season and some of them have been performing well. Some are knocking on the door of the first team football at Chelsea with their performances - Conor Gallagher is one of those players. Gallagher came back on loan from West Brom this season and although he impressed Thomas Tuchel during pre-season, he was told to go to Crystal Palace to get more playing time.
Arsenal is back in the EPL this weekend following their mid week carabao cup against West Brom. Arsenal recorded their first win of the season defeating the championship side 6-0. This will serve as a great boost for the team ahead of their match against Man City today.
Last season, Alisson Becker scored a late goal with his head that led Liverpool to the Champions League spot. His last minute goal against West Brom made him the sixth goalkeeper to score a goal in the Premier league. It was also the first goal of his career.
Most times, Chelsea players ruined their matches by collecting a red card in crucial games reducing their team to 10 men. The European Champions use to collecting red cards in big games, in several cases, they are been defeated when they see reduced to 10 men.
West Bromwich Albion suffered their first Championship defeat just before the international break, and will be hoping to bounce back with a win when they play Birmingham City. Birmingham has 12 points after 11 games, while West Bromwich Albion, the hosts, is in second place with 22 points.
Ever since Thomas Tuchel took over Chelsea in January, defeating the blues have not been an easy task. Despite their awesome record toward the end of last season, they were defeated by a fringe West Brom team 5-2, a game which shocked many. For this season, they have been awesome thus far, but Norwich may be that first fringe team who will hand Tuchel his first defeat in the Premier League.
Ashley Maitland Niles is one of the best youngsters in the premier league and the English right-back has been performing well, he spent last season on loan and he performed well for West Brom. The English right-back is forcing a move away from Arsenal to Everton, but the club rejected Everton's offer for the youngster.
Former Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry currently has the record for the most Premier League appearances – but can you name the next 4 players on the list? Let take a look at their names below. 5. James Milner- 553
Being a football player isn't a problem. Coping with the rules stated and stipulated by the club footballers are playing for has always been the issue. Apart from these aforementioned reason, extreme behaviours and other factors can lead to expulsion from clubs. Here are few players who went contrary to the rule of their respective club and got banned.
The English football league Cup returns this week, and for the biggest teams in the Premier League, it's time for their first game in the competition this season. However, Both Chelsea and Manchester United are yet to play in the cup this season, but Arsenal, thanks to their lowly league finish last term, had to join one round earlier than the best teams in the country.
Normally we would expect teams that have had a taste of what the Premier League is like, to be heads and shoulders above other Championship teams if they are eventually relegated. However it seems this is not always the case. The three teams that were relegated last season are actually struggling and are in no way showing supremacy over the other teams.
Photo Credit: Getty Images Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is one of the nicest men in football, according to Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster. The 38-year-old goalie has traveled extensively and shared a locker room with several international players, so he knows what he's talking about. During his loan stay at West Brom in 2012-13, the veteran goalkeeper shared a dressing room alongside Lukaku.
There is no doubt about the fact that Mikel Arteta's job is on the line and a few matches ahead for the Gunners will be the determinant of his fate. Nevertheless, the action or inaction of the members of his team has a long way to go in saving his job or otherwise.
It is safe to say Thomas Tuchel is a success to Chelsea Football Club after winning the UFEA Champions League and Super Cup for them last season. Thomas Tuchel came into the English Premier League with high momentum promising the blues fans to create a team no one would want to play with.
The English International has taken to his Instagram story to express himself over his delay of transfer to Everton by the Arsenal Board. The English player has decided to quicken his move before the transfer window closes in the next few hours. Maitland-Niles posted on his Instagram story, “All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play."
It is no longer news that Arsenal's coach, Mikel Arteta is currently on the verge of losing his job following a series of poor performances from his team. Arsenal fans who were in high spirits due to the 6:0 defeat of West Brom in mid week, were once again dissapointed as Manchester City defeated Arsenal 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium.