RUTHLESS ROBINSON: West Brom ease past Chelsea
Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson scored twice as struggling West Brom overwhelmed 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Mbaye Diagne also got on the scoresheet as the Baggies stormed to a 5-2 success and ended Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten start as Chelsea boss.
Chelsea did take the lead but after Thiago Silva was sent off the game turned on its head as the visitors ran riot.
The result leaves West Brom with an outside chance of retaining their Premier League status under Sam Allardyce, whilst Chelsea find themselves stuck in a battle for a top four finish.
After Christian Pulisic had opened the scoring, Robinson was substituted on and was looking to add to the brace he had scored against the Blues earlier in the season.
Pereira sent West Brom in to half-time leading and when the teams re-emerged Robinson took centre stage as he yet again scored twice.
All four of the Irishman’s Premier League goals have come against Chelsea and he’ll be hoping the result can push his side towards survival.
The Baggies manager spoke of his pleasure in watching his side pick apart Chelsea and insisted that the sending off of Silva did not detract away from the result:
"We're really pleased and satisfied with how the players applied our tactics today, how we set out to control Chelsea's attacks and what we could do in possession of the ball.
"I have to say, because we ended up being so good in possession of the ball on so many occasions, and our quality of finishing was the best it's been since I've been here, it gave us a thoroughly deserved victory.
"People will of course look to the fact they went down to 10 men, but I've been manager of many teams that have gone down to 10 men and won and not lost, so we took full advantage after that.”
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