One of the stranger transfer of the season, Papy Djiliobodji’s total contribution to Chelsea’s 2015/16 campaign was a very short cameo at the end of the Blues’ Capital One Cup clash with Walsall back in September. However, after a (mixed) loan move to Werder Bremen, the Senegalese defender ended the season on a high, by scoring the goal which kept his side in the top-tier of German football.
Bremen went into their final day clash with Eintracht Frankfurt in the knowledge that a win would keep them up, with a draw forcing them into a relegation play-off with Nurnberg. However, with the score 0-0 and just three minutes left, Djiliobodji went up for a free-kick and ultimately fired home from close-range to send the home fans at the Weserstadion wild…
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It was a fine end to a torrid season for the defender, who also served a ban in the Bundesliga for making a throat-slitting gesture on the pitch, the scamp.
While Bremen avoided the drop, Stuttgart were relegated (for the first time in 41 years) while Frankfurt now face a play-off for a place in next season’s Bundesliga.