Chelsea summer signing Jorginho created a new Premier League record when the Blues took on West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The former Napoli star made 180 passes- a record for most passes made in a league game since records were started to be kept back in 2003/04.
To put that figure in perspective, ten teams have made less than 180 passes in a full Premier League game as on date. Jorginho’s 180 effectively meant a pass every 30 seconds. The Chelsea player with the next highest number of passes in the game against the Hammers was defender Antonio Rudiger with 86.
Unfortunately for the Brazilian, his record breaking performance was not enough to stop the Blues from losing their 100% record. Continue reading
Here are the results from Week 9 of the 2018/19 EFL Championship. Four home teams lost this weekend, and all by the same single goal margin. The biggest result came at Elland Road, where Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds suffered their first loss of the season, going down 2-1 to Birmingham, with the latter claiming their first away win.
Wigan 1-0 Bristol
Aston Villa 1-2 Sheff Wednesday
Derby 3-1 Brentford
Ipswich 0-0 Bolton
Leeds 1-2 Birmingham
Boro 0-0 Swansea
Forest 1-0 Rotherham
Reading 3-0 Hull
Sheff Utd 3-2 Preston
Stoke 2-3 Blackburn
WBA 2-0 Millwall
QPR 0-1 Norwich
Round 9 began with Wigan edging Bristol City at home on Friday night thanks to Nick Powell’s header.
This Erik Lamela goal v Brighton saw the Argentine put the finishing touches to a fantastic team move from Tottenham Hotspur. Having lead via Harry Kane’s penalty, this goal sealed victory for Spurs at the AMEX Stadium. Lamela was a second half sub for Spurs in this game Continue reading
A nice goal from Joao Moutinho to bring Wolves level in their game against Manchester United after Fred’s goal had put the Red Devils ahead. Very nice finish, more so, when one considers it came off his weaker left foot
This came from a Pogba mistake, after he had played a key role in Fred’s opener. Continue reading
Arsenal entered a new era this past summer, as they bid a fond farewell to long-standing manager and club legend Arsene Wenger.
The French boss had been in charge of the Gunners for 1996, when he initially arrived with a big reputation and full of promise from spells at Nancy, Monaco and Nagoya Grampus. Continue reading