Tuchel suffers first Blues defeat as the Baggies demolishes the Bridge
Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson scored twice to help struggling West Brom win 5-2 at 10-man Chelsea to boost their Premier League survival hopes.
The home side, looking to consolidate their top-four position in the table, went ahead after 27 minutes thanks to Christian Pulisic’s close-range finish after Marcos Alonso’s free kick had hit the post.
However, the match was turned on its head by Thiago Silva’s red card (29) after Chelsea’s returning captain picked up two bookings in the opening half an hour, with the visitors taking full advantage.
Pereira’s clever lob (45+2) brought West Brom level in first-half stoppage time, before the Brazilian’s clever finish (45+4) then gave his team a half-time lead.
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When substitute Robinson volleyed home a third goal after a wonderful move in the 63rd minute, Sam Allardyce’s men were in dreamland.
That was not the end of the scoring as first Mbaye Diagne (68) added a fourth for the Baggies and while substitute Mason Mount (71) immediately replied for Chelsea, Robinson was on hand to add the icing on the cake for West Brom with a late fifth (90+1).
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As a result, Thomas Tuchel’s side stay fourth in the table, while the Baggies also remain 19th in the table, but now just seven points from Newcastle and safety.
Source: All Football