Chelsea’s 14-game unbeaten run under new manager Thomas Tuchel came to an end on Saturday, following a 5-2 loss to relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea took the lead in the 27th minute when Christian Pulisic followed up a Marcos Alonso free-kick that came off the post. Chelsea’s dark minutes kicked off two minutes later when Brazilian centre-back, Thiago Silva was sent off after a second yellow card, for a challenge on midfielder Okay Yokuslu.
Matheus Perreira rounded off a first-half brace at stoppage time, to ensure Sam Allardyce’s men go into the break with a lead.
Chelsea’s horror afternoon continued in the second half after Callum Robinson made it 3-1 with a sensational side-foot volley before Mbaye Diagne finished off a sweet move with an even sweeter strike in the 68th minute.
Second-half substitute, Mason Mount pulled one back for Chelsea in the 71st minute before Callum Robinson put the game in bed in the stoppage time with a superb chip. The win has helped West Brom to move to 19th in the Premier League table while Chelsea remain 4th with 51 points.
Thiago Silva’s red card saw him became the oldest Chelsea player in history to be sent off in a premier League clash after John Terry in May 2016. It was also his first red card since May 2013 and in Chelsea colors.