Relegation-threatened, West Brom outwitted, on Saturday, stunned Thomas Tuchel’s 10-man Chelsea side on Saturday with an astounding 5-2 victory, emphatically ending the German’s excellent 14-match unbeaten run since taking over from the sacked Frank Lampard.
Just fresh from the international break, the EPL kicked off with the game between a seemingly consistent Chelsea and a struggling West Brom at Stamford Bridge, and nothing could have prepared football lovers for the upset West Brom served Blues. They, as expected, took the lead at home, thanks to Pulisic’s 27th-minute opener.
Barely two minutes later, Thiago Silva bagged a second yellow and got sent off.
The Baggies capitalized on the one-person advantage, pulled one back, and took the lead within two minutes of stoppage time at the break, thanks to Pereira’s quickfire goals.
After the break, Big Sam’s boys added two more goals before Mason Mount grabbed a consolation goal for the devastated hosts.
At 4-2, we thought that would just about do it for the game, but Robinson dinked in the fifth goal for the visitors in added time to completely shatter an already demoralized Chelsea side.
The result moves the 19th-placed side to within seven points of 17th-placed Newcastle, while 4th placed Chelsea. She had conceded just two goals heading into the game, have four days to recover from the massive defeat before they face Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals.