The Ayew brothers could not help the Jack Army to survive the relegation scare and will have to play in the second-tier next season
By: Evans Gyamera-Antwi
Ghana internationals Andre Ayew and younger brother Jordan Ayew have suffered relegation from the Premier League after their club Swansea City couldn’t survive the drop following Huddersfield Town’s 1-1 stalemate at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on Wednesday.
With Swansea surprisingly losing 1-0 at home to Southampton on Tuesday night, the Welsh side needed Chelsea and Arsenal to bail them out by beating Huddersfield in the latter’s two remaining games, while they also try to win against Stoke on final day to save their blushes.
However, despite Cesc Fabregas cancelling Laurent Depoitre’s opener for Huddersfield, Antonio Conte’s men couldn’t find the breach in the visitors’ defence for the match-winner. The stalemate means that Chelsea can’t qualify to play in next season’s Uefa Champions League for the first time in almost a decade, and Huddersfield have also been saved from relegation with a game to spare.
This is the second time Jordan Ayew in particular will be playing in the lower division, after his former club Aston Villa suffered relegation in a similar fashion two seasons ago after joining them from French side Lorient.
Swansea have joined Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion as the three clubs to depart the elite division while Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City have booked their automatic qualifications to replace them with the final slot reserved for four clubs to fight for it in the playoffs.