EPL: CHELSEA THRASHED 2-5 BY WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Chelsea were annihilated at Stamford Bridge by threatening relegation side West Bromwich Albion at the return of English Premier League.

Following 10 days of international break, players summoned for international duties have now returned to their club sides.

The glorious and imperious form of Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel comes to end. The 14-win unbeaten run was stopped by West Brom.

West Bromwich Albion thrashed 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London on Saturday by 2-5.

Chelsea opened the scoring in the 27th minute by the United States International Christian Pulisic.

Marcos Alonso’s Chelsea sees his effort freekick hit the post after the West Brom’s keeper Sam Johnstone parries the ball.

However, it’s not enough keeping the danger away as Pulisic reacts first on the loose ball and puts it away.

Chelsea controlled the game in the first 30 minutes of the play until a red card for Thiago Silva in the 29th minute.

Silva’s red card came as a result of a second yellow after a reckless challenge on West Brom’s Okay Yokuslu.

10 man syndrome soon beacon on The Blues side as West Brom’s Matheus Pereira scores a brace in two quick succession.

Pereira scoring in the 45+2’ and 45+4’ respectively to give the visitors a lead into half time by 1-2.

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Soon things become worse for Chelsea after Callum Robinson volleys the ball into the back of the net 1-3 in the 63rd minute.

Callum Robinson Celebrates goal with team mates

Five minutes later the visitors increased their tally by 1-4 courtesy of a goal from Mbaye Diane in the 68th minute.

However Mason Mount puts the ball in 71st minute to put Chelsea on 2-4 with a hope of comeback with an assist from Timo Werner.

Callum Robinson gets his brace of the match at the 90+1’ to end with a 2-5 victory over Chelsea.

POST MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE

Chelsea have gone 14 games unbeaten under the German head coach, Thomas Tuchel winning 10 and drawing four.

This has seen them put top four back in their hands whilst also remaining in the Champions League and FA Cup.

However, the Blues 14 streak winning was stopped by Sam Allardyce’s West Bromwich Albion with a 2-5 victory over Chelsea.

In a post match conference with Tuchel, he had this to say:

“After 15 matches we can’t lose our head and take away what we’ve done… we had completely different plans how to start this match day but we have to accept it now.

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“It’s important to deal with it together. If we look at this game in four weeks maybe we look at it was a wake-up call.”

Chelsea boss, Tuchel during Chelsea defeat to West Brom

The Chelsea boss explained that he did not have the highest expectations because players are just returning from International break.

“Everything was rusty which I was surprised with after two days of training. But I could except it, I didn’t have the highest expectations because it was after the international break, travelling and more,” he said.

However, Tuchel didn’t feel a risk of having reduced to 10-man on the pitch as they were 1-0 lead at that time.

He continued in his conference, “but to give a red card away like this, straight after the goal, maybe we didn’t feel the risk.

“… we didn’t adapt to going one-man down. Our defending wasn’t at the level we want it to be and the tactical choices for that are my responsibility. It’s hard to accept but there’s not other solution.

“Eleven against eleven it was not our best game but it was ok and on the counter attacks we had chances.

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“Everything that went wrong, went wrong, every shot from them was a goal. I didn’t see it coming. We have to take responsibility, shake it off and digest it.”

OTHER MATCH RESULTS

Current EPL Champions, Liverpool defeated Arsenal by 0-3 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.

A brace from Diogo Jota who came off the bench to score and a goal as well from Mohammed Salah drowned Arsenal.

EPL league leaders Manchester City won away from home beating Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus was enough to give Pep Guardiola’s team a victory.

Man City are now 4 wins away from being crowned EPL champions for the 2020/2021 season.

Manchester United came from a goal down to win against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday evening at Old Trafford.

Goal from former Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck gave Brighton the lead into the first half.

Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood’s goals in the second half gave united a valid 3 points as Leicester City already lost to Man City.

Leeds United 2 – 1 Sheffield United

Southampton 3 – 2 Burnley

Newcastle 2 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur

Aston Villa 3 – 1 Fulham

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