Premier League

  • S. Berahino 9’
  • C. Brunt 60’
19/05/2015
Premier League
The Hawthorns
Attendance 24,750

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Chelsea continue to hold onto possession on the edge of the box, before Hazard is picked out with a pass to feet. The Belgian sidesteps inside, before seeing a shot easily blocked. Mourinho and Pulis already have their arms around one another on the sideline. They're the best of friends, it seems.
    • 45'
      We're in the first minute of stoppage time at the Hawthorns.
    • 90'
      Matic takes aim with a 25-yard free kick, but the Serbian international dips his attempt over the crossbar with Myhill untroubled. We're into the first of three minutes of stoppage time.
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! West Brom wrap up a convincing 3-0 victory over league champions Chelsea at the Hawthorns, with goals from Berahino and Brunt wrapping up a wonderful three points for Pulis' men. The hosts put in a perfect defensive display, with the Baggies' boss proving what a good job he has done this
    • 0'
      HALF TIME! West Brom go into the break with two kinds of advantage, as the Baggies hold a 1-0 lead and have all 11 men on the field of play. Berahino broke the deadlock for the hosts, before Fabregas saw red for pinging a ball onto the head of Brunt while the Northern Irish midfielder was talking to
    • 0'
      Chelsea substitutes: Ake, Mikel, Cuadrado, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Brown, Blackman.
    • 0'
      Chelsea starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Loftus-Cheek, Matic; Remy, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa.
    • 0'
      West Brom substitutes: Wisdom, Baird, Gardner, Ideye, Anichebe, Mulumbu, Rose.
    • 0'
      West Brom starting line-up (4-5-1): Myhill; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Lescott; McManaman, Fletcher, Yacob, Morrison, Brunt; Berahino.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Diego Costa starts for the away side, with Didier Drogba unavailable and Loic Remy presumably being deployed on the right flank. Ruben Loftus-Cheek gets another start in the middle of the park alongside Nemanja Matic, with John Obi Mikel dropping to the bench. Filipe Luis starts ahead of
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Boaz Myhill continues in goal, with Ben Foster still absent due to injury, with four natural centre-backs featuring in Pulis' defence. Connor McManaman and Chris Brunt are tasked with providing the width in midfield, but could easily slot in as wing-backs when West Brom are under pressure
    • 0'
      I'm Simon Harrison and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from the Hawthorns, as the Blues attempt to head towards the summer break in style. Six points from their last two matches would put the title winners on an impressive season's total of 90 points. Despite already having a
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of Chelsea' away trip to face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, with Jose Mourinho's men having already wrapped up the English top-flight title with games to spare. Tony Pulis has also achieved his season's aim of safety with the Baggies, with plenty of t
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half in the West Midlands! Chelsea have already won the league, but will want to put on a show for their travelling fans, while Pulis' men will attempt to show why the opposition manager rates the former Stoke boss' work in the Premier League so highly.
    • 3'
      Brunt attempts to whip a cross in from the left-hand side, but Filipe Luis is able to watch the ball skid safely across the box and out of danger. West Brom then win a free kick moments later on the same flank, but Lescott's long ball forward is headed clear by Terry.
    • 5'
      Filipe Luis gives away a free kick for a push on Dawson, with Chelsea needing to deal with a few set pieces early on. Terry clears his lines yet again, but the ball is kept alive, with McManaman lashing a powerful effort across the face of goal from a tight angle! Courtois manages to push a save bey
    • 7'
      Fabregas manages to shoot from the left-hand side, after jinking between a couple of challenges, but Myhill makes a comfortable save at his near post. Chelsea are starting to move possession at a reasonable pace, but West Brom are defending extremely deep when not on the ball. They're presenting the
    • 9'
      G S. Berahino Assist J. Lescott
    • 9'
      J. Lescott provided the assist.
    • 9'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! BERAHINO OPENS THE SCORING FOR THE HOSTS! The English striker manages to swivel on the edge of the box, before unleashing a wonderful effort from 25 yards out! He places the ball into the far corner, with an outstretched Courtois unable to get anywhere near it! West Brom lead at the
    • 11'
      Loftus-Cheek sends Berahino tumbling to the ground, with the young Chelsea midfielder struggling to get involved early on. West Brom aren't looking too troubled by Mourinho's front three, with Hazard rarely being involved. Remy is looking to be something of an inside forward, despite being deployed
    • 13'
      West Brom are more than happy to sit back after taking the lead, with Berahino having the pace and ability to punish Chelsea on the break when the hosts do get a rare touch of the ball. Pulis' men are asking the league champions to attack them, with a long ball clipped over the Baggies' back four ea
    • 15'
      Brunt marauds his way down the left-hand side, but a clipped ball from the flank is caught well by Courtois. Matic lines up a shot from 25 yards out, but the former Benfica midfielder's effort dips wide of the left-hand post. Not too far away from the Serbia international, but Myhill had his angles
    • 17'
      Yacob goes down holding his face, with the Argentine midfielder bleeding from his mouth, but the West Brom man should be fine to carry on after a bit of treatment. He took a nasty forearm to the face from Remy. Moments later, Matic goes down, after landing awkwardly on his back after challenging aer
    • 19'
      Play has been fractured with a few stoppages in play due to a couple of knocks. West Brom continue to look dangerous on the break, with the away side leaving space for the Baggies to exploit as they probe for an equaliser with extended possession.
    • 21'
      Diego Costa is picked out in the West Brom penalty area, but is prevented from shooting after some alert defending from McAuley and Olsson. The hosts pump yet another long ball into the opposition penalty area, but Cahill rises well to deny Pulis' men.
    • 23'
      West Brom spread play out to the right-hand side, with Dawson showing some attacking intent! The defender bursts into the penalty area, before beating two players. He hammers an effort towards the near post, but it is deflected behind for a corner.
    • 25'
      Brunt whips in a devilish set-piece delivery from the right-hand side, with Courtois needing to push the ball away. Chelsea break as a result, with the visitors opening play out to the left channel. Diego Costa sprints to the byline and cuts back a cross, but Hazard's first-time attempt from close r
    • 27'
      Filipe Luis dives in with a sliding challenge and ends up fouling McManaman, with West Brom earning themselves a free kick on the right flank. Berahino picks up the ball inside the box as a result, but the Brazilian left-back redeems himself with some good strength to deny the West Brom goalscorer.
    • 28'
      Diego Costa is yellow-carded.
    • 29'
      D. Fletcher is cautioned by the referee.
    • 29'
      RED CARD! Fabregas picks up a red card for colliding with Fletcher, after thumping a ball into a group of players complaining to the referee! Costa picks up a yellow card for arguing and battling with McAuley. Silly decision from the Spain international.
    • 31'
      This game has certainly not been low on entertainment, despite there being nothing really to play for! Fabregas has seen red for a childish decision to blast the ball into a ruck of players when it was dead, meaning that the visitors now need to come from behind with a numerical disadvantage.
    • 33'
      Narrowly over 10 minutes remain in the first half, with some substantial stoppage time probably on the horizon. Chelsea have reacted to going behind by enjoying a spell of possession, but Myhill remains untested in the Baggies' goal. Remy shoots from range, but it is so tame that the hosts' goalkeep
    • 35'
      McAuley does well to track a run of Hazard down the left-hand side, with the West Brom defender putting in a timely tackle to deflect the ball onto the Belgium international and behind for a goal kick. Chelsea are really struggling to create anything offensively.
    • 37'
      J. Olsson is cautioned by the referee.
    • 37'
      Olsson picks up a yellow card for pushing Costa to the ground on the edge of the penalty area, with the former Atletico striker being involved a lot thus far. The resulting dead ball is thumped at goal by Filipe Luis, but Myhill pushes a good save clear.
    • 39'
      West Brom attempt to break down the left-hand side, but Lescott manages to lose control of the ball as he tries to break into the penalty area. The home team are constantly willing to break forward at pace, with Chelsea unable to deal with the direct running of Brunt and McManaman thus far.
    • 40'
      Brunt goes close! The Northern Irish midfielder scampers through on goal, with Courtois coming out well at his near post to make himself big and make a timely save! That could so easily have been 2-0 to the Baggies! Chelsea then break down the other end, but Remy sees a shot across goal from the rig
    • 42'
      Mourinho won't be pleased with his side's performance thus far, with West Brom having much the better of the chances in the first half. Pulis, on the other hand, will be happy with how his men have stuck to his game plan and system.
    • 44'
      Berahino is released in behind the visiting back four, but the West Brom goalscorer is caught offside in the process. The hosts are defending well and their deep banks of four and five have strangled any life out of Chelsea's forward line. Costa has to watch his step too, given that he's now on a bo
    • 46'
      We are back underway in the second half! The Baggies are 1-0 ahead, with Chelsea needing to fight back with only 10 men on the field of play. Due to injuries, Mourinho only has one experienced attacking option on the bench, however.
    • 47'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! BERAHINO CONVERTS THE PENALTY! Courtois guesses the right way, but the Belgian goalkeeper can only push the ball into his own net! Somehow, Terry avoiding a booking for his part in giving away the penalty.
    • 47'
      PENALTY TO WEST BROM! The home side win themselves a spot kick, with Berahino dumped on the ground by a terrible tackle from Terry. The referee has no hesitation and rightly so.
    • 49'
      West Brom now have a two-goal cushion to defend, with Chelsea unable to create anything against a resolute defence. Yacob, Fletcher and Morrison are ensuring that the Baggies are extremely difficult to play through, with Hazard struggling to impose himself on proceedings.
    • 51'
      Hazard manages to break to the byline on the left, before cutting back a cross which is hooked away from danger. Costa manages to turn McAuley inside out with a neat turn, but Dawson covers for his teammate well to put his body in between the Spaniard and the ball. The former Atletico forward has no
    • 53'
      Filipe Luis gives away yet another free kick, with the Brazil international needing to watch his step after plenty of niggling fouls. Pulis opts to make the first change of the match, with Gardner coming into the fray in place of McManaman. Somehow, the Baggies' boss has made his selection look more
    • 54'
      SI C. Gardner SO J. Lescott
    • 54'
      C. McManaman is replaced with C. Gardner.
    • 55'
      Gardner will be asked to put in plenty of effort down the right-hand side, with the former Sunderland man having a knack for appearing on the edge of the box at the correct time. Chelsea are enjoying the majority of the ball, but are still struggling to create, especially with Fabregas taking an ear
    • 57'
      REMY STRIKES THE POST! The former Newcastle striker wriggling into space at the edge of the opposition penalty area, before stroking a left-footed attempt onto the foot of the upright! Myhill can only stand and stare as the rebound zips away from danger.
    • 59'
      Costa tries to beat Dawson with a piece of neat footwork, but the West Brom defender instead opts to slip the heels of his man, leaving the Spaniard in a heap. Morrison bursts into space on the edge of the box, before blasting a powerful effort just over the bar, which needs Courtois' help on its wa
    • 60'
      G C. Brunt Assist J. Lescott
    • 60'
      C. Gardner provided the assist.
    • 60'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! BRUNT MAKES IT 3-0! The Northern Irish midfielder is found by a short corner, with the West Brom man slamming a thunderbolt beyond Courtois at his near post! Trademark left-footed cannonball from the hosts' goalscorer!
    • 62'
      Less than half an hour remains for Chelsea to get back in this game, with the scoreline getting a little embarrassing at the moment. The Blues may have won the league, but Mourinho won't want to lose his penultimate game of the season by a large margin. Gardner picks up a yellow card for a sliding t
    • 63'
      C. Gardner is yellow-carded.
    • 64'
      SI J. Cuadrado SO J. Lescott
    • 64'
      Diego Costa is replaced with J. Cuadrado.
    • 64'
      Costa is withdrawn by Mourinho, with Cuadrado coming on for the visitors. Remy will move into a more central area as a result. Matic manages to clip a cross into the box from the left-hand side, but his delivery evades the head of Chelsea's former Fiorentina wide man. Almost the perfect impact!
    • 66'
      Brunt tries to break down the left flank, after being picked out by a neat diagonal ball, but it trickles out of play due to the weight of it. Less than half an hour is left on the clock for West Brom to see out, with Pulis' men looking likely to score with every counter attack they embark on.
    • 68'
      Chelsea are retaining the ball fairly well, but West Brom are happy to sit on the edge of their box and stay conservative. Berahino has spent the majority of the game inside his own half, with the home fans in excellent spirits. It's a party atmosphere at the Hawthorns.
    • 70'
      Lescott breaks down the left-hand side, before finding Brunt with a pass inside. But the midfielder's attempted return ball is cut well by Cahill. West Brom aren't concerned about committing forward players when they get in possession. Chelsea are really having a night to forget.
    • 72'
      West Brom have eight players on the periphery of their penalty area, with Chelsea having no space to operate in. Hazard scampers into the box, but is held up, before seeing an attempted shot blocked. Pulis is putting on a defensively minded masterclass.
    • 73'
      SI N. Aké SO J. Lescott
    • 73'
      N. Aké enters the game and replaces R. Loftus-Cheek.
    • 74'
      What a save from Myhill! Chelsea win a corner on the left-hand side, which is flicked on to the back post! Matic is left unmarked, after Brunt switches off, but the Serbian's attempted finish is parried away by the Wales international! No joy for the Blues.
    • 76'
      Despite their team going 3-0 down, the away supporters are making plenty of noise and aren't to be disheartened. Mourinho opts to give a bit-part players a run out, with Ake coming into the midfield in place of Loftus-Cheek. The latter was neat on the ball, but didn't create anything. Berahino is gi
    • 78'
      Izzy Brown is ready to be introduced by the away team, with the young Chelsea man returning to the club where he played his youth football. Cuadrado dances into the box, before setting a pass back to Hazard, but the Belgian winger blasts over from 15 yards out.
    • 79'
      SI I. Brown SO J. Lescott
    • 79'
      SI B. Ideye SO J. Lescott
    • 79'
      B. Ideye enters play, replacing S. Berahino.
    • 79'
      L. Rémy is done for the day. I. Brown is his replacement.
    • 80'
      Only 10 minutes are left on the clock at the Hawthorns, with Berahino given a standing ovation as he leaves the field for Brown Ideye. The Englishman has run himself into the ground this evening, with two goals to his name for his efforts.
    • 82'
      J. Cuadrado is yellow-carded.
    • 82'
      Brunt manages to shift a pass into the path of Morrison, who gallops to the left byline. The Scotland international clips a cross into Gardner, who can't bring it under control, with Chelsea able to half clear their lines as a result. West Brom keep the move alive, before Cuadrado is booked for scyt
    • 84'
      West Brom remain in numbers on the edge of their box, with Chelsea dominating possession but labouring intensely. The hosts are putting in a defensive masterclass, with Myhill only forced into one meaningful save all game. Fabregas' dismissal definitely ended this as a contest.
    • 86'
      Chelsea will be longing for the final whistle, with West Brom passes being cheered by their home fans. Mourinho was right to compliment Pulis in the media before this game, as the former Stoke coach has completely shut out the league champions tonight. The Blues have been made to look very ordinary.
    • 88'
      The away side are looking very tired, after trying to maintain a high tempo, attacking style of play for the majority of this game. West Brom try to find Gardner in behind the opposition back four, but the bounce isn't favourable to the former Aston Villa man. Courtois collects.
    • 89'
      SI C. Baird SO J. Lescott
    • 89'
      C. Baird enters the game and replaces J. Morrison.
    • 90'
      Baird is introduced in place of Morrison for the final few minutes, with the experienced midfielder able to sit in and protect Chelsea's excellent lead. Filipe Luis pumps a free-kick delivery in from the left-hand side, but it floats too wide and out of immediate danger.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    england
    Sam Allardyce
    germany
    Thomas Tuchel

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 12 10
    Yellow Cards 3 2
    Red Cards 0 1
    Offsides 0 0

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