Saturday 03 April 2021 | 11:12
Photo: Premier League
The spectacular streak of games without losing that he reaped Thomas Tuchel since he took over as coach of the Chelsea (14 dates in a row) came to an end. His executioner? The penultimate of the Premier League; West Bromwich Albion.
This saturday, the ‘blues’ received West Brom on the thirtieth date of English football. A game that, a priori, did not present many problems for the London team, ended in a role.
The match started in a favorable way for Chelsea, who opened the scoring in minute 27 with a goal from Pulisic. Nevertheless, the course of the duel would change drastically after the expulsion of Thiago Silva two minutes after the American’s score.
After this situation, control was taken by Albion. Before the end of the first half, a double by Matheus Pereira turned the score around so that in the second half, they put the final 2-5.
Notably the other West Brom scores were the work of Callum Robinson (double) and Mbaye Diagne. Meanwhile, the local discount was paid by Mason Mount.
A defeat that runs deep in London and that at the end of the date (while waiting for the Tottenham and West Ham matches), it could have the ‘blues’ located in the sixth position of the Premier League, outside the Champions League qualifying zone.
The next match of those led by Tuchel will be precisely in the ‘Champions’, in the quarterfinals against Porto during this Wednesday.