Matheus Pereira, a player trained at Sporting, was the great figure of the encounter with two goals and two assists. The meeting was also marked by the expulsion of the experienced Brazilian central Thiago Silva, due to the accumulation of yellow cards at 5 and 29 minutes. Londoners have only conceded two goals in 14 games in the Thomas Tuchel era, and they have yet to lose. It is a case of saying that the first defeat came with a bang.
You Blues they even started to win, with a goal by the American Christian Pulisic, in the 27th minute, taking advantage of an incomplete defense by Samuel Johnstone, after Marco Alonso’s free-kick.
Thiago Silva’s expulsion came later, and everything precipitated in the first half’s discounts. First, Zouma has a bad approach to a Johnstone goal kick, leaving Matheus Pereira to isolate himself for the tie. Soon after, the high pressure of the visitors caused a fatal error in the first phase of construction of the venues, with the ball left over again for Matheus Pereira, who still had time to prepare the winning shot with his left foot.
In the second half, the play remained, with Chelsea trying and West Bromwich scoring. At 63 minutes, Callum Robinson signed the third, the pass by Darnell Furlong, and Mbaye Diagne, pointed the fourth, at 68, served by Matheus Pereira.
In the 71st minute, Thomas Tuchel’s men reacted, with Marcos Alonso crossing for Timo Werner, with the German sitting on the goalkeeper and offering the goal to today’s substitute Mason Mount.
The final thrust came in the rebates, with Matheus Pereira isolating Callum Robinson, who stung Mendy for the final result, an incredible 2-5. All of Robinson’s Premier Leg goals were, oddly enough, aimed at Chelsea.
Londoners fail to approach third-placed Leicester and may be overtaken at the end of the journey by West Ham. However, the win does not take Sam Allardyce’s team from the penultimate place, five points from 18th ranked Fulham and seven from Newcastle. , the first team above the relegation line.
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