Premier League: West Bromwich Albion scores five goals against Chelsea at 10

Premier League: West Bromwich Albion scores five goals against Chelsea at 10


Starting the day in fourth place and two points clear of West Ham United, Chelsea had to play for over an hour with 10 men after Thiago Silva was sent off.

Despite the penalty kill, Christian Pulisic gave Chelsea the lead, but two goals from Costa Pereira – both in the first-half stoppage time – put the visitors in the lead at mid-point. time.

A brilliant volley from substitute Callum Robinson extended West Brom’s lead, then Mbaye Diagne’s fine finish added a fourth, before Mason Mount’s tap-in reduced the deficit.

It was the 59th goal in 30 games that West Brom has conceded in the league this season, but the visitors didn’t panic and Robinson scored his second goal with a skillful finish in the dying minutes of the game.

Later on Saturday, Liverpool managed a 3-0 victory at Arsenal thanks to a brace from Diogo Jota and a goal from Mo Salah, all three goals being scored in the second half.

The victory pushed Liverpool to fifth place, two points behind Chelsea, with each club having eight league games to play.

Premier League leaders Manchester City moved up 17 points to the top of the table thanks to a 2-0 third-place win over Leicester City, with second-half goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus.

City only need 11 points in seven games to win the title.

Matheus Pereira of West Bromwich Albion scores his side's opening goal in the Premier League game against Chelsea.
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The victory at Chelsea keeps West Brom’s survival hopes alive and brings Sam Allardyce’s side to 21 points, seven behind Newcastle United’s fourth.

“It’s an amazing day,” Robinson told BT Sport; “It’s been a tough season, but it’s nice to come here and score so many goals and really enjoy. It’s a good day all along.”

West Brom’s victory ended Chelsea’s 14 unbeaten games under Thomas Tuchel. This is the first time Tuchel’s Chelsea have lost since replacing Frank Lampard.
Chelsea's Thiago Silva and teammates Jorginho and Cesar Azpilicueta argue with match referee David Coote after the Brazilian is shown a red card during the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.
Christian Pulisic of Chelsea celebrates with teammates (LR) Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho and Kurt Zouma after scoring his team's first goal.
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‘It wasn’t our day’

Silva’s red card was the turning point of the match, according to Tuchel.

“After that, we weren’t able to cope with the situation,” TucheI told BT Sport. “I do not know why.

“We gave two very easy goals. What could go wrong after the red card. We have to accept the big loss. We made big mistakes before the two yellow cards. There were too many easy ball losses. C ‘was impossible for us to accept the situation,’ added Tuchel.

“Each shot was a goal on their part. Obviously it wasn’t our day today. We’ll get the right answer. First of all, it’s important to digest it. I haven’t seen it. come, now we have to take our responsibilities – me included – and shake it off. “

Robinson has scored five Premier League goals this season and remarkably they have all been against Chelsea. The game between the two teams in September at Hawthorns Stadium in West Brom ended 3-3 after Chelsea defended 3-0.

“We are very happy and satisfied with the way the players applied our tactics and the way we decided to control Chelsea’s attacks,” West Brom manager Sam Allardyce told BT Sport. “I have to say that because we finished so well in possession and the quality of the finish, it gave us a well-deserved victory.

Timo Werner of Chelsea and Darnell Furlong of West Bromwich Albion take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of the Premier League game between the two teams.
Pereira celebrates with his teammates after scoring his team's first goal against Chelsea.
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“People will always see that they came down to 10 men. But I thought we started the game brilliantly and created chances. I thought Thiago Silva was lucky to stay after the first foul,” Allardyce added .

“Our goals were all quality goals – not just the finish, but the builds. It’s just a bit of a shame that we didn’t show that quality in some other games. But it still gives us some hope. . “

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