West Brom stun Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Matheus Pereira for West Brom celebrates a goal at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge
Matheus Pereira for West Brom celebrates a goal at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge
Matheus Pereira for West Brom  celebrates a goal at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge
Matheus Pereira for West Brom celebrates a goal at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge

By Abankula

West Bromwich Albion stunned Chelsea Saturday at Stamford Bridge with a 5-2 victory.

Chelsea had taken the lead in the first match of the English Premier League after a return from international break.

This came via a goal by Christian Pulisic, who tapped into the net after a free-kick hit the post.

But the match turned upside down after defender Thiago Silva was sent off moments later for a late tackle on Okay Yokuslu.

Matheus Pereira equalised for the Baggies and then handed them the lead in dramatic turnaround during first-half stoppage time.

Callum Robinson rounded off a lovely flowing move to make it 3-1 after the break.

Then Mbaye Diagne rounded off a sweeping counter-attack to add a Baggies fourth.

Callum Robinson added the fifth in extra time, to give the Sam Allardyce boys a memorable victory and hopes of avoiding relegation.

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma, James, Jorginho (Havertz), Kovacic, Alonso, Ziyech (Christensen), Pulisic (Mount), Werner

Substitutes: Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Christensen, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Gilmour

West Brom: Johnstone, Furlong, O’Shea (Ivanovic (Robinson)), Bartley, Ajayi, Townsend, Phillips (Livermore), Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Matheus Pereira, Diagne

Substitutes: Robson-Kanu, Diangana, Peltier, Snodgrass, Button, Ahearne-Grant

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