West Brom youngster could make EPL history

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Isaiah Brown will become the

youngest player to feature in a Premier League match if he is given

his debut in Saturday’s match against Chelsea.

At 16 years and 54 days, Brown would beat the current record –

held by Fulham left back Matthew Briggs since 2007 – by 11

days.

West Brom took the England under-17 international out of school,

where he is preparing to take exams, to train with the squad this

week after injuries to several players. Manager Steve Clarke said

Brown had been included in the traveling party for the match at

Stamford Bridge and has a chance of being among the

substitutes.

Brown would be West Brom’s second youngest debutant. Frank

Hodgetts was 16 years, 26 days when he played against Notts Country

in 1940.