Chelsea make unwanted Premier League history in 5-2 West Brom humbling

Chelsea make unwanted Premier League history in 5-2 West Brom humbling

Until Saturday, the hosts had not conceded a single goal at home under Thomas Tuchel’s reign.

Chelsea set a new club record in the Premier League in their 5-2 defeat by West Brom and it is one that fans will soon want to forget.

The Blues had taken the lead in the first half through Christian Pulisic, but a red card shown to Thiago Silva – who can now count himself as the oldest Chelsea player to be dismissed in a Premier League game – was the start of a humbling capitulation.

The match ended 5-2 in favour of the Baggies, marking a new low for the Blues.

With West Brom having put three past Chelsea in their previous clash this season, Saturday’s result means that the Blues have conceded eight goals in total against the same opponent for the first time in a Premier League campaign.

What makes the result all the more strange, however, is the fact that West Brom have been struggling for goals all season, yet they became the first team to see Chelsea concede at home under Thomas Tuchel in all competitions.

Opposition boss Sam Allardyce, meanwhile, became the first manager to win away at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League with three different clubs, having previously done so with Bolton and Crystal Palace.

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