Date of birth
Following the expiration of his contract at Chelsea, Izzy Brown became a PNE player on 1st July 2021.
The attacking midfielder had been with the Blues since 2013 when he joined from West Bromwich Albion.
With the Baggies, Izzy made his debut at just 16 years and 117 years old, which made him second-youngest player to feature in the Premier League.
Once at Stamford Bridge, the youngster played a big part in the success of Chelsea's youth teams, as he won the FA Youth Cup with the U18s, the UEFA Youth League with the U19s, and the Professional U21 Development League.
In terms of senior appearances, Izzy only featured once for Chelsea, as he spent almost all of his time with the club away from Stamford Bridge.
His first loan came with Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, who he played 22 time for before then getting two loan deals in the Championship in the 2016/17 season.
Those came at opposite ends of the table, the first coming with Rotherham United who were battling relegation, whereas the second with Huddersfield Town ended in promotion into the Premier League.
He scored three goals in his opening five games for the Terriers and, when available, was more often than not a starter, usually playing in the number ten position, although he has proved he is well capable in all attacking areas.
On his return to Stamford Bridge, he signed a new contract until 2021, but another loan soon followed with Brighton and Hove Albion, which gave him more experience of the top flight.
Unfortunately for Izzy, though, injury cut that loan spell short, and similar problems also interrupted his next with Leeds United in the 2018/19 campaign.
Back in the Championship the following season, this time with Luton Town, Izzy enjoyed better luck with fitness and played a big part in the Hatters’ first year back in the Championship, scoring once while assisting a further seven.
In 2020/21 – his last season contracted to Chelsea – Izzy spent the campaign with Sheffield Wednesday, getting off to a great start by scoring the winning penalty in a shootout in an EFL Cup victory against Walsall, but in the league things didn’t go so well as the Owls suffered relegation.
On the expiration of his contract with the Blues, PNE agreed a one-year deal with the 24-year-old, with the the option of an extra year, and Izzy said Deepdale feels like a place he can make his home.