The 14 matches unbeaten run under the German tactician Thomas Tuchel came to an end on Saturday as West Brom upset the blues at Stamford bridge.
According to Skysports, the game ended 5-2 in favor of West Brom after experienced Chelsea defender Thiago Silva saw red in the 26minutes after Pulisic put the blues in front in the 29minutes. The red card proves to be the game changer as Westbrom displays their attacking instincts and a show of class against a weak Chelsea side.
The duo of Matheus Pereira and Callum Robison scored a brace with Diagne putting the icing on the cake for the baggies. The head coach of West Brom Sam Allardyce alleged agreed that Chelsea squad depth is better than Westbrom. During the press conference Allardyce claim to be “jealous” of the crop of talents under Tuchel the fierce encounter turns in favor of Baggies securing a massive victory that boost their safety in the premier league despite being in the relegation zone.
Sam Allardyce remarks after the game reveal the trust he has in his players, heaping praises on both the players and the coaching crew.
“Because we ended up being so good in possession of the ball on so many occasions, and because of our quality of finishing, which was the best it’s been since I have been here, it was a thoroughly deserved victory.
Of course people will always look to the fact they went down to 10 men, but I’ve been manager of many teams with 10 men that have won and not lost – we took full advantage after that,” – He said.
Chelsea coach has challenged all his players to see the defeat as a “wake up call”. Speaking with the press:”If we look at this game in 4 weeks hopefully we call it a wake up call, because that would mean we really woke up.”- Tomas Tuchel said.
Chelsea visits Porto in their first leg champion league quarterfinal clash in the coming days. Chelsea would be looking forward to bouncing back from a shock 2-5 defeat at the hand of Westbrom as the hope of champion league football next season is still alive