Germans abroad: this is how the Premier League legionnaires fight

Kwadwo Baah (FC Watford)

Several top clubs vied for Baah, but in the end Watford FC won the bid. The native of Stuttgart, who completed his entire football training in England, has not yet been used. The 18-year-old attacking player gained his first experience at the DFB. Last week, Baah made his debut for the German U19 national team and scored his first goal in a 6-1 win against Slovakia (shirt number 11).

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Pascal Groß (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Since the 2017/18 season, the now 30-year-old has been successfully fighting to keep up with Brighton & Hove Albion. In the current season, however, the Seagulls seem to have nothing to do with relegation – if they manage to preserve their form. Because Brighton is currently in a strong sixth place in the table and Groß is, as always, a mainstay in the midfield. He missed two games due to injury, but was otherwise always in the starting line-up in the Premier League. There are two assists.

Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)

Gündogan seems to have lost his nose for goals from the previous season (one goal this season), but the German international was recently allowed to wear the captain’s armband on his arm twice. The 30-year-old is currently suffering from a thigh injury, but previously he was set under coach Pep Guardiola.

Kai Havertz (FC Chelsea)

In May Havertz shot Chelsea FC to the Champions League title, but that did not bring him a permanent place under Thomas Tuchel. The left-footed player has already been on the pitch in nine competitive games (one goal, one assist), but is swinging between the joker role and the starting eleven. Striker legend Peter Crouch recently criticized BT Sport that Havertz was partly working “Technically brilliant”, but also partly “Lazy and cumbersome”. It is sometimes “frustrating” to watch the 22-year-old.

Vitaly Janelt (FC Brentford)

In 2020, the former German U21 international moved to Brentford FC and made promotion to the Premier League as a regular with the Bees. Janelt is also in the current season and was always in the starting line-up before a thigh injury recently forced him to take a break. A special highlight for the midfielder: the 23-year-old scored his first Premier League goal in a 3: 3 win against Liverpool.

Loris Karius (FC Liverpool)

Karius doesn’t have a sporting perspective with the Reds. At the latest in summer, the ways will part, when the contract of the 28-year-old goalkeeper expires. It is quite possible, however, that he will find a new club in winter.

Robin Koch (Leeds United)

In the Premier League, things are not going as desired for Leeds United after just one win out of seven games, and neither is Koch personally. The bad luck with injuries seems to stay true to the 25-year-old. Koch already missed a total of 18 games last season, after the summer the defender was only able to play in the 1: 5 opener clap against Manchester United.

Bernd Leno (FC Arsenal)

Leno is also going through difficult times at Arsenal. Coach Mikel Arteta recently promoted newcomer Aaron Ramsdale to the new number one and demoted the 29-year-old German. Since the goalkeeper decision at the Gunners, rumors have been circulating about a potential change from Leno – so far without result. National coach Hansi Flick will closely monitor the development of his protégé.

Antonio Rüdiger (FC Chelsea)

It’s a remarkable change: Rüdiger only played a minor role under former coach Frank Lampard, but since Thomas Tuchel took command on the sidelines at Chelsea, the 28-year-old has been a fixture in the Blues defense. All seven games in the Premier League as well as both games in the Champions League were completed by Rüdiger over the full distance this season. It is also impossible to imagine the German national team without the 1.90 giant.

Lukas Rupp (Norwich City)

Lukas Rupp (30) and his club Norwich City are expected to be deeply involved in the relegation battle of the Premier League for the entire season. The canaries collected just one point in the current season under German coach Daniel Farke. The midfielder always oscillates between a place in the starting line-up and the role as a substitute.

Timo Werner (FC Chelsea)

Werner has been looking for his role at Chelsea at the latest since the signing of star striker Romelu Lukaku. “Of course I can’t be satisfied if I don’t play. Of course I want to be a regular in a big team “said the 25-year-old recently. The contract of the German national player with the reigning Champions League winner expires in 2025, Werner would like to decide on his future as soon as possible. Most recently, however, Werner shone with the winning goal in a 3-1 win over Southampton FC.

Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City)

Like Lukas Rupp, Zimmermann is also under contract with Norwich City. The 28-year-old has been wearing the Canaries jersey since 2017. However, the defender waits in vain for playing time after the summer break. Zimmermann only made it into the matchday squad twice, with Farke not replacing his compatriot.

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