Chelsea suffered their first defeat on Saturday under the Thomas Tuchel era. The Blues lost heavily against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge (2-5), on the 30th day of the Premier League.
If they took control by Christian Pulisic (27th), the Londoners were weighed down by the expulsion of Brazilian central defender Thiago Silva (29th). Before cracking on a double before the break from Matheus Pereira (45th) then three other achievements from Callum Robinson (63rd, 91st) and Mbaye Diagne (68th). The goal of Mason Mount (71st) proved useless for the partners of Olivier Giroud, who had not lost in the league since January 19 against Leicester City (0-2).
Fourth with 51 points, Chelsea offer the possibility to West Ham United (5th, 49 pts) to pass, the Hammers facing Wolverhampton next Monday. Next Wednesday, Timo Werner’s teammates have an appointment with FC Porto in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League. For their part, the Baggies of Sam Allardyce are 19th with 21 points, seven lengths behind the first non-relegation Newcastle, and remain hopeful of saving their skin in the top flight.
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