Brandon Williams plays first game in four weeks and it ends badly

When Brandon Williams joined Norwich on loan from Manchester United, it seemed like a good opportunity for the defender to get regular Premier League football.

But he has joined a club who are anchored to the foot of the Premier League table. They have no wins, two draws and two goals.

To make matters worse for Williams, he has lost his place in the side in recent games.

Daniel Farke’s side travelled to Chelsea in the 12.30pm kick-off and Williams was again left on the bench.

But it was 3-0 to Chelsea at half-time thanks to goals from Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James and Farke brought Williams on at the interval.


Williams’ last outing before this one was four weeks ago, as Everton beat Norwich 2-0.

His return to the side did not go well as Norwich ended up getting thumped 7-0.

As per WhoScored, he had 22 touches, and made a tackle, an interception and a clearance, but was unable to help Norwich stem the tide at all.

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It might be the case that Farke is relying on more experienced players to try and get Norwich off the bottom of the table.

And not leaving Williams to get exposed in a struggling side every week might be for the best.

There is another school of thought; that Williams is unable to regularly force his way into the worst team in the Premier League.

It remains to be seen whether Williams gets a start next time around but he will hope his next appearance goes a lot better than this one.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.