The English premier league has been introduced to dismal performance in European competitions this season and last season. Acclaimed by its fans as the best league in the world due to its unpredictability, the league is fast losing ground when it comes to European competitions.
Last season, no English premier league team made it through the round of sixteen. This season of all the opening games played only one out of four English teams were able to garner wins. The rest lost in a blatant show of shame.
The team that won was Chelsea FC in the match against Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Chelsea’s won the match with four goals to none. Early in the match, Willian was slipped by the opposing keeper in the 18 yard box. A penalty was awarded which Edin hazard threw away. However, Chelsea found the net in the fourteenth minute from a Willian free kick. Chelsea scored their second from an Oscar penalty just before the half time. Costa scored the third goal and Fabregas subsequently wrapped it up with the fourth.
Manchester city could not hold up their invincibility in the game against Juventus. Man city was the first to find the net with an own goal from Chielini in the 37th minute. City was not fated to score in this match as Mandzukic equalised in the 70th minute and Morata wrapped it up for Juventus in the 81st minute.
Arsenal also lost against Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. Giroud was sent off in the 40th minute after a previous own goal by Chamberlain. Fernandez headed in the second goal for Zagreb in the 58th minute. Walcott later scored a goal for Arsenal but Arsenal couldn’t find the equaliser.
In Manchester United’s match versus PSV, the Reds took the lead through Memphis Depay. Moreno equalised for PSV just before half time. At the 57th minute, Luciano Narsingh headed the winning goal for PSV.
The English Premier league teams have had a poor outing in Europe and the teams and have to up their game or they might face dire consequences like losing a slot in the Uefa champions league.