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A victory and a clean sheet were both expected against a struggling West Brom side, but Chelsea eventually lost this game after going down to ten men, with Thiago Silva getting a first half red card.
A Christian Pulisic first half goal wasn’t enough to get the win, as the Baggies ended the half 2-1, and scored three more in the second half.
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Mendy: Surely can’t blame him for this defeat, as Chelsea’s woeful defending exposed him too many times. Was slightly caught out of position for West Brom’s opening goal, but the team’s poor defending did no good. He even made some good saves to keep Chelsea’s hopes. 5/10
Azpilicueta: Played with zest, but it wasn’t enough, as the back line was just horrible. 4/10
Thiago Silva: His comeback didn’t go as planned, as he let his team down with an early red card. 2/10
Zouma: Started on the left side of the defence, but he was very poor on the day. Suspect defending as he was caught out by a long ball for West Brom’s leveller. The defence looked shambolic after Thiago Silva’s sending off. 3/10
Jorginho: This might be his worst performance in a Chelsea shirt. His passing was awful a lot of times, and his defending was nonexistent. His mistakes contributed to Thiago Silva’s sending off and also led to a West Brom goal. 3/10
Reece James: Slow start to the game, but wasn’t at fault for any of the team’s conceded goals. Pushed forward as Chelsea sought a comeback but lacked presence in the box. 5/10
Alonso: His free-kick assisted Pulisic for his opening goal, but Alonso’s lack of pace was heavily exposed by a rampaging counterattacking West Brom side. 4/10
Kovacic: Was Chelsea’s best player today, and doesn’t deserve to be on the losing side. Kept going with the ball with some dangerous runs, but his teammates weren’t on the same frequency as him. 7/10
Ziyech: Started the game poorly and was sacrificed after 33 minutes, following Thiago Silva’s red card. 4/10
Pulisic: Scored the opener, as he showed quick reaction to a Marcos Alonso free kick. Subbed off at half time. 6/10
Werner: Unselfishly laid the ball for Mason Mount to score, but he looked off for most part of the game. 5/10
Christensen: Came on after Thiago Silva’s red card, but didn’t do enough as Chelsea’s defence looked short of confidence. 4/10.
Mount: Brought energy to the team as Chelsea sought a comeback. Scored the second goal for Chelsea. 6/10
Kai Havertz: Came on for Jorginho after 72 minutes, but didn’t have any impact. 4/10