Ideye makes impressive EPL debut as Chelsea win again

Super Eagles Forward Brown Ideye

Super Eagles striker, Brown Ideye, on Saturday finally made his highly anticipated EPL debut in West Brom’s 0-0 draw away against Southampton.

Ideye was introduced in the 52nd minute to replace his compatriot Victor Anichebe.

The former Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine striker, who is West Brom’s record signing, was keen to justify the huge investment made on him but was unlucky not to get a goal in his maiden outing.

In the 58th minute, Ideye had his first attempt but his header inside the six-yard box crashed against the side netting.
On the hour mark, the Nigerian forward appeared to have been fouled on his way to goal inside the box, but the penalty appeal was overlooked.

Ideye came the closest in the 73rd minute, after a great piece of footwork by the Nigerian striker put him through on goal, but his final shot was blocked by the lunging Southampton goalkeeper Frazer Forster.

At the end it finished all square as West Brom now have two points from two games having also drawn their season opener 2-2 against Sunderland.

Meanwhile, at the Stamford Bridge, Chelsea made it two wins in as many matches as they broke a resilient Leicester team and ran away with a 2-0 win over the EPL new boys.

After failing for over an hour to get a goal, Rui Costa broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute as his low drive crept underneath the onrushing Schmeichel.

Fifteen minutes later, Hazard made sure of all three points were in the kitty with a characteristic goal as he cut in from the left and blasted a right-footed shot into the back of the net to ensure Chelsea maintained their 100% start to the league season.

In other centres, West Ham hammered Crystal Palace 1-3 away from home while it was a barren draw in the game involving Aston Villa and Newcastle.

EPL results
Chelsea 2-0 Leicester

Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham

Southampton 0-0 West Brom

Swansea 1-0 Burnley

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

Everton 2-2 Arsenal

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