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Keep the faith
Trevoh Chalobah has urged the Chelsea faithful to stick with the players as they get used to Graham Potter's methods.
The Blues enjoyed a promising start under Potter but three defeats in four games in all competitions have left the former Brighton boss feeling the heat.
Yet Chalobah, who has been a regular fixture since the 47-year-old tactician succeeded Thomas Tuchel, believes it is only a matter of time before the team's fortunes improve.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow's clash with high-flying Newcastle, the centre-back, 23, said: "It’s about learning the way to play and it's going to take time, it's not going to happen overnight. We're going to get there.
"It's going to take time, day by day. We've got to make progress. It's a massive game on Saturday to make things right."
Miggy scoops award
In-form Newcastle star Miguel Almiron has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for October.
Almiron, 28, bagged six goals in six appearances as Eddie Howe's side picked up five wins and a draw last month.
Toon boss Howe, 44, has also scooped the Premier League Manager of the Month award.
Aston Villa have unveiled the club's new crest — as voted for by the fans.
With more than 21,500 supporters voting, 77% selected the winning design.
A club statement said: "Following an extensive period of fan consultation, creative exploration and crafting, two crest designs were shortlisted.
"On November 4, season ticket holders and members were presented with both options and asked to vote for the one they would prefer to be the new club crest.
"Fans were asked to choose between a design inspired by the founding story of our historic club, in the form of a traditional gas lamp, or a more traditional, round crest which pays homage to our 1982 European Cup triumph.
"As part of the voting process, fans were also asked whether they would simply prefer to keep the current crest."
The new design will be rolled out in time for the start of the 2023-24 season.
Bring it on
New Southampton boss Nathan Jones cannot wait to lock horns with Jurgen Klopp tomorrow.
After being appointed by the Saints yesterday, Jones will have a baptism of fire when his side head to Liverpool.
But the Welshman, 49, is looking forward to the challenge awaiting him at Anfield. He said: "The respect levels have to be through the roof in terms of how Jurgen does everything.
"I’m excited to go up against him but I know it will be very difficult. He’s one of the world's best coaches and that’s the excitement of the Premier League.
"We'll expect the players to do the basics right and that's all I'm going to ask because then we'll go away and we'll have a real chunk of time to work on things."
Grenfell Athletic have unveiled their latest kit — co-designed by local children.
The London-based Sunday league side worked with Nike to craft a new shirt using bespoke drawings collected during the summer at North Kensington Community Festival.
Club founder Rupert Taylor said: "At Grenfell Athletic, we believe that children’s dreams for the future shouldn’t be dictated by where they live or their socio-economic circumstances.
"We want them to dream big, which is why we wanted to give young people from North Kensington the chance for their dreams to be included on our new kit.
"When both our teams proudly pull on the shirt every Sunday throughout the season, they are manifesting those dreams, sharing them with the world."
Premier League and English Football League clubs have broken the record for most manager departures within the first 15 weeks of a season.
Wigan's sacking of Leam Richardson on Thursday took this term's tally of permanent managerial changes to 26, with the campaign having started just 105 days ago on July 29.
That is a new record for the Premier League era, surpassing the previous mark initially set in 2001-02, before being equalled in 2007-08 and 2014-15.
Richardson was the third head coach to leave his post this week, with his departure coming immediately after Nathan Jones had left Luton to take the manager’s job at Southampton, which had in turn been vacated by Ralph Hasenhuttl’s dismissal on Monday.
Rochdale’s sacking of Robbie Stockdale opened the floodgates all the way back on August 18, just 20 days into the season.
Scott Parker was fired by Bournemouth in the earliest Premier League sacking since 2004-05, with Hasenhuttl becoming the fourth top-flight manager to suffer the same fate — after Thomas Tuchel, Bruno Lage and Steven Gerrard at Chelsea, Wolves and Aston Villa respectively.
Graham Potter’s exit from Brighton to fill the vacancy at Stamford Bridge brings the total number of Premier League manager changes to six.
There have been 11 in the Championship, two in League One and seven in League Two.