Notice: Undefined variable: new_article_url in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 46

Notice: Undefined variable: new_article_url in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 49

Notice: Undefined variable: new_article_url in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 53
Championship Top Five, Round Twelve: Too easy for Eze and Benrahma is brilliant for Bees

Championship Top Five, Round Twelve: Too easy for Eze and Benrahma is brilliant for Bees

Johnstone keeps clean sheet for WBA and Gregory's form turns for Stoke

8:00am on Monday 21st October 2019
Team FC
CHAOct 19, 2019W
Eberechi Eze AM (CL)
  • 90'
  • 8.5

    Eberechi Eze is developing into one of the stars of this seriously close Championship season. After some outstanding displays of late for a QPR team that were universally tipped for relegation, he was simply superb in the away victory over Hull. As well as stroking home two penalties with such disdain for the opposition goalkeeper, he completed seven dribbles as he relentlessly ran down the Hull back line. At just 21, there is already much expected of him.

    CHAOct 19, 2019W
  • 90'
  • 8.5

    Stoke seem to have, finally, turned a corner. It's been tough for summer signing Gregory, who has more than bore the brunt of criticism for their tough start, but it's two wins in a row now and Gregory seems to have found his mojo at just the right moment. His persistent play helped Tyrese Campbell open the scoring and his penalty sealed the win over Fulham, but his overall line-leading - winning 14 duels and 10 aerials up top - gave his team the platform for success.

    West Brom are justifying promotion favouritism with an array of exciting attacking players, but it was their goalkeeper Johnstone who allowed them to earn the three points at Middlesbrough. WBA were undoubtedly the better side but the confidence shown by Johnstone - who made seven saves - permeated through the team and allowed the likes of Grady Diangana to perform.

    Benrahma is one of the most gifted players in the Championship - on his day - and for Brentford they want him to produce a few more like this. Brentford were in a bad place here, 2-0 down at home to local rivals Millwall with 10 mins remaining, but the best was yet to come. His turn and slipped pass to Josh Dasilva pulled one back, before he spread the play to Bryan Mbuemo to draw things level before Ollie Watkins won it. Eight completed dribbles - more than anyone else in the Championship in Round 12 - and another Big Chance created - he earned the win for his team.

    Charlton under Lee Bowyer are the surprise package of the league since being promoted, and their convincing win over Derby was in no small part due to the all-round display from centre-back Naby Sarr. As well as nodding in a clever header to double his side's lead, it was in the actual defending that he excelled, with five recoveries, three interceptions and six clearances. Charlton have attacking talent but their good results have been built on a solid foundation.


    Kalvin Phillips (8.1) meant Leeds celebrated their centenary in style, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory, while Bradley Dack's (7.9) excellent goal was enough to earn Blackburn a point at home to Huddersfield.


    Millwall's defence, including Shaun Hutchison (4.5) and Mahlon Romeo (4.6) totally capitulated against a Brentford who created multiple chances against them.

    Latest news

    Premier League

    VAR will not intervene for 'trivial' incidents next season, confirms referee chief

    The use of VAR in the European Championship was praised compared to the Premier League last season which had some controversial moments

    • 2 days
    Predicted XI

    Havertz and White to start? How Arsenal and Chelsea could line up in their pre-season clash

    Both Thomas Tuchel and Mikel Arteta will be looking to test as many players as possible in this pre-season clash ahead of the new season

    • 4 days
    European Super League

    Court tells UEFA to revoke punishments against Super League founders

    Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are celebrating after winning a key ruling over the Super League at the European Court of Justice

    • 5 days

    Headers in training set to be limited for professionals in England

    Due to links with degenerative brain diseases, headers in training will be limited to 10 times per week

    • 1 week

    What are the Premier League VAR changes for the 2021-22 season?

    Inspired by the performance at the Euros, the Premier League have announced sweeping changes to their application of the system

    • 1 week
    Player Ratings

    England 1-1 Italy (2-3 pens) Player Ratings: Azzurri seal Euro 2020 glory

    Italy beat England 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the final of Euro 2020 to seal their first major title since the 2006 World Cup.

    • 3 weeks

    Most read