Premier League

  • J. Morrison 35’
  • J. Morrison 59’
  • 20’ Pedro
  • 30’ Diego Costa
  • 42’ Azpilicueta
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 3
1 Half Time 3
23/08/2015
Premier League
The Hawthorns
Attendance 23,256

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • PENALTY SHOOTOUT
    • 90'
      Yacob picks up the ball on the right flank and immediately curls a dangerous cross towards the head of Rondon, but Courtois does extremely well to jump high and cut out the danger with a strong stop. That should be that for Chelsea.
    • 90'
      And now Olsson goes close! The resulting set-piece finds the Swedish centre-back in the middle of the Chelsea penalty area but he can only send his bullet header over the top of the crossbar.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Rondon almost equalises! Brunt curls an absolutely excellent cross towards the back post, where it meets Lambert, who is completely unmarked. He nods the ball down into the six-yard box, where Cahill is unable to deal with it, allowing the aforementioned Venezuelan striker to fire a close-range shot
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      A terrible pass from Olsson gifts the ball straight back to Chelsea, who then break into the box through Hazard. The Belgian shows great skill to skip past Dawson before teeing up Azpilicueta, and the left-back tries to bag his second goal with a thumping strike from the edge of the penalty area tha
    • 90'
      Azpilicueta sends a lofted pass over the top of the defence and into the path of Falcao, who chests the ball down on the edge of the penalty area before looking to shoot. His first touch is poor, however, and, as a result, Myhill is able to dart out and deal with the danger.
    • 90'
      Hazard does wonderfully well to hold up the ball down the left flank before being fouled by Gnabry. Unsurprisingly, they take the free kick short before Fabregas sends a pass into the path of Falcao, who then earns his side a corner on the left flank.
    • 0'
      My name is Ben Cullimore and it's been an absolute pleasure describing all of the action to you this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye!
    • 0'
      The defeat sends West Brom to the bottom of the table ahead of next weekend's trip to Stoke City, whilst Chelsea, who are next in action against Crystal Palace, move up into the top half of the table.
    • 0'
      Chelsea are finally able to pick up their first victory of the season at their third attempt, but my word were they made to work hard for it! After bossing the first half, disaster struck in the second, with Terry receiving a red card early on, forcing the reigning champions into play on the back fo
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2-3 CHELSEA
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
    • 0'
      It's been an excellent first half for Chelsea, who, thanks to Pedro, have given the West Brom defence a serious headache from start to finish. The newly-signed Spaniard has been absolutely magnificent, looking bright whenever on the ball and helping his side banish their blues with a fabulous goal a
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1-3 CHELSEA
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has also made three alterations to the side that started the defeat against Manchester City, with Asmir Begovic, Gary Cahill and Ramires all making way for Thibaut Courtois (who returns to the squad after a one-game suspension), Kurt Zouma and Pedro.
    • 0'
      Tony Pulis has decided to make three changes to the West Brom side that started last weekend’s goalless draw against Watford, with James McClean, McManaman and Salomon Rondon coming into the squad to replace Craig Gardner, Rickie Lambert and Saido Berahino. Interestingly, the latter hasn’t been name
    • 0'
      Chelsea substitutes: Begovic, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek, Mikel, Traore, Remy, Falcao.
    • 0'
      Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Terry, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Hazard, Pedro; Costa.
    • 0'
      West Bromwich Albion substitutes: Rose, Lescott, Chester, Gardner, Gnabry, Anichebe, Lambert.
    • 0'
      West Bromwich Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Myhill; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt; Yacob, Fletcher; McManaman, McClean, Morrison; Rondon.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
    • 0'
      Today’s game presents Chelsea with a good opportunity to pick up their first win of the season, and Mourinho will be hoping that Pedro will end up playing a key role. The Spaniard, recently signed from Barcelona, has been thrust straight into the squad for this afternoon’s clash, one that comes agai
    • 0'
      It’s been a thoroughly disappointing start to the season for Chelsea, who have managed to pick up just one point from their opening two games whilst simultaneously conceding five goals in the process. Their poor defensive performances - particularly last weekend against Manchester City, who made the
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from The Hawthorns.
    • 1'
      And we're off! West Brom get us underway, attacking from left to right.
    • 2'
      West Brom immediately break away on a quick attack down the right flank. Dawson wins a throw-in deep inside the Chelsea half of the pitch before working it over to McManaman, who then skips past Azpilicueta before sending a bouncing cross into the penalty area. It's sent slightly too near to Courtoi
    • 4'
      Great chance for West Brom! The hosts work the ball around really well before Dawson swings a dangerous cross into the middle of the Chelsea box from the right flank. It bounces over to head of McClean before almost falling at the feet of Rondon, but it slightly misses the foot of the new striker ju
    • 5'
      And now Costa goes close! Chelsea immediately break away on a quick counter attack through Hazard, who flies through the middle of the pitch before teeing up the aforementioned striker. He spins round McAuley before unleashing a low strike but it ends up curling just wide of the far post.
    • 7'
      Chelsea patiently pass the ball around deep inside the West Brom half of the pitch as they try to find a way through the hosts' compact back line. Ivanovic and Pedro play a quick one-two on the right wing before the latter swings a cross towards Costa, but it fails to find the striker and is cut out
    • 9'
      A poor clearance from Myhill can only find the chest of Hazard, momentarily leaving West Brom's disjointed defence in trouble, but Fletcher dives in and dispossesses the Belgian with a great tackle from behind.
    • 11'
      Hazard twists and turns on the left wing and cuts into the penalty area before chipping a deft cross towards the back post. It looks set to reach Costa but Brunt dives in front of the ball to deal with the danger.
    • 12'
      Rondon goes close! Matic slips in the middle of the pitch, allowing McClean to pick up the ball in a dangerous position before quickly sending a lofted pass over the top of the Chelsea defence and towards the recently-signed striker. He sticks out a foot but can't make clean contact with the ball be
    • 13'
      PENALTY! Chelsea's woes continue! McManaman weaves around the edge of the penalty area before cutting inside and being clumsily tripped over by Matic, leaving the referee with no choice but to point to the spot.
    • 14'
    • 14'
      SAVE! Morrison steps up and rockets the ball down the middle of the goal, but Courtois does wonderfully well to stick out a leg that meets the ball and sends the strike flying over the top of the crossbar. What a way to mark your return!
    • 16'
      A poor pass from Fabregas momentarily gifts West Brom possession, but Chelsea's determined midfield quickly win back the ball. However, Matic is unable to find a way past Brunt, who then immediately picks out Rondon, and the striker does well to force Terry into fouling him on the halfway line.
    • 17'
      A poor challenge from Matic, his third of the game, results in the Serbian receiving the first yellow card of the game.
    • 18'
      Almost immediately from the set-piece, McManaman is bundled over by Hazard on the right flank, resulting in another free kick for West Brom. It's swung into the heart of the penalty area, where it finds Dawson, but the defender's header ends up flying just over the top of the crossbar.
    • 20'
      G Pedro Assist E. Hazard
    • 20'
      E. Hazard gave the assist.
    • 20'
      GOAL! What a start to life in the Premier League for Pedro! The Spaniard sprints forward and plays a lovely one-two with Hazard, who is left in too much space on the edge of the penalty area, before sending a deflected shot off a white and blue shirt and into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.
    • 22'
      A poor pass from Olsson sends the ball straight to Pedro, who immediately charges forward before trying to pick out Costa with a bouncing pass. It's slightly mishit, however, and McAuley is just about able to cut out the danger on the edge of the West Brom box.
    • 24'
      Chelsea are forced into playing the ball around deep inside their own half of the pitch due to good pressure from the West Brom front line, and Terry then ends up thumping a totally misplaced pass out of play for a throw-in near the halfway line.
    • 26'
      Poor defending by Dawson allows Fabregas to steal the ball before flying towards the edge of the penalty area. He then tees up Costa, who has his back to goal, but he's unable to spin and shoot before he's dispossessed by Olsson at the vital moment.
    • 28'
      Once again, McManaman finds joy down the right flank. He cuts inside and beats Azpilicueta with ease before firing a low cross-cum-shot that Courtois is just about able to push round the near post for a corner.
    • 30'
      G Diego Costa Assist E. Hazard
    • 30'
      GOAL! It's 2-0! Chelsea deal with the corner well before breaking away on a brilliant counter attack. Willian charges through the middle of the pitch before teeing up Pedro, who, in acres of space on the right-hand side of the box, fires in a low cross that beats two West Brom players before meeting
    • 32'
      Once again, Willian takes advantage of the space left in front of the back four and embarks on a marauding run towards the West Brom goal. He reaches the edge of the penalty area and fires a low shot towards the bottom right-hand corner of the net, but it's kept out by a strong diving save from Myhi
    • 34'
      Zouma slips, resulting in a pass from Ivanovic finding the feet of Rondon. The striker charges forward before looking up to find a teammate, but there are no white and blue shirts around him, forcing him into playing the ball back towards the halfway line.
    • 35'
      G J. Morrison Assist E. Hazard
    • 35'
      S. Rondón gave the assist.
    • 35'
      GOAL! West Brom have pulled one back! McClean flies past Ivanovic before curling a deep cross towards the back post, where it meets Rondon. The striker pulls off a great overhead kick that perfectly finds the feet of Morrison, and the midfielder then beats Courtois with a bullet of a strike from the
    • 37'
      Pedro is clumsy brought to the ground by McClean, who receives a yellow card as a result. The resulting set-piece is flung into the middle of the box by Fabregas, but it fails to find a black shirt and is cleared out for a corner on the left flank.
    • 39'
      West Brom are looking incredibly dangerous whenever they attack. Once again, McClean finds himself in acres of space on the left-hand side of the penalty area, and he picks up the ball before quickly sending a cross towards the back post. It's sent slightly too near to Courtois, however, and is easi
    • 40'
      What a chance for Willian! Pedro twists and turns on the edge of the penalty area, beating three West Brom players before setting up the Brazilian, but somehow he ends up scuffing his shot wide of the near post. That was a perfect opportunity to re-establish Chelsea's two-goal lead.
    • 42'
      G Azpilicueta Assist E. Hazard
    • 42'
      Diego Costa provided the assist.
    • 42'
      GOAL! Chelsea have restored their two-goal cushion! Costa battles with McAuley and chests the ball down wonderfully well before knocking it into the path of Azpilicueta, who immediately charges into the box and sends a lovely shot past Myhill and into the bottom left-hand corner of the net to pick u
    • 44'
      It's all Chelsea at the moment as they push forward in search of one more goal before the half-time break. The reigning champions smell blood and are going for the kill.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      A poor pass from Costa fails to find Pedro and instead sends the ball straight back to West Brom. Fletcher immediately tries to find Rondon with a quick, lofted thump forward but it's completely overhit and ends up flying into the hands of Courtois.
    • 50'
      McClean flies into Hazard and brings the Belgian crashing to the ground, resulting in a free kick for Chelsea in a very dangerous position on the right flank. The Irishman has already received one yellow card so he'll have to be careful if he's to avoid picking up a second.
    • 51'
      Chelsea decide to take the set-piece short, sending it over to Matic, who then quickly tees up Pedro. The Spaniard immediately unleashes a rocket of a shot from the edge of the penalty area but it takes a deflection that sends it several yards wide of the far post.
    • 53'
      It's been a positive start to the half for Chelsea, who are looking just as dangerous as they did towards the end of the first period. They'll be desperate to pile further misery on West Brom as they look to widen the gap between the two sides.
    • 54'
      RED CARD! Rondon breaks through on goal and charges towards the edge of the penalty area before being hauled to the ground from behind by Terry. With no other Chelsea defenders near to him, the referee has no choice but to give the captain his marching orders.
    • 56'
      SI G. Cahill SO E. Hazard
    • 56'
      Terry, unsurprisingly, takes his time making his way off the pitch, and Mourinho immediately brings on Cahill for Willian in an attempt to beef up Chelsea's depleted defence.
    • 57'
      The resulting West Brom free kick, which is just a yard or two outside of the Chelsea box, is fired by Rondon into the wall of Chelsea players and out for a corner.
    • 58'
      Costa is pulled down by Olsson, resulting in a free kick for Chelsea in a very dangerous position just outside of the West Brom penalty area. Matic steps up to the ball and fires a lovely curling strike that flies through the wall in front of him, but Myhill does well to get down low and parry the s
    • 59'
      G J. Morrison Assist E. Hazard
    • 59'
      C. McManaman gave the assist.
    • 59'
      GOAL! West Brom have pulled back another goal! McManaman takes advantage of poor defending by Ivanovic before curling an absolutely sensational cross into the middle of the Chelsea box. It meets Morrison, who, with his back to goal, rises high and sends a looping header past both Matic and Courtois
    • 60'
      SI R. Lambert SO E. Hazard
    • 60'
      West Brom have made their first substitution of the game and, unsurprisingly, it's an attacking one, with McClean making way for Lambert.
    • 62'
      West Brom smell blood and are now firmly forcing Chelsea onto the back foot as they desperately search for an equaliser. Rondon is battling hard with the entire Chelsea defence as he puts Cahill in particular under a lot of pressure.
    • 64'
      What a chance for Costa! Chelsea break away on an incredibly quick counter attack through Pedro, who sprints down the right wing before curling an excellent cross towards the striker. As soon as the ball meets him he unleashes a thumping half-volley that flies past the outstretched arm of Myhill and
    • 65'
      Costa powers his way down the right wing, beating three West Brom players before trying to get a cross away. However, under pressure from the hosts defence, he's unable to do so and ends up running the ball out of play near the corner flag.
    • 67'
      A flailing arm from Matic catches Rondon in the face, and West Brom are awarded a free kick as a result. The hosts take it quickly before sending a lofted pass into the right-hand side of the penalty area, but Azpilicueta is there to head the ball out of play for a corner.
    • 68'
      Fantastic opportunity for Rondon! The resulting set-piece pinballs around the penalty area before falling at the feet of the Venezuelan, but his first-time half-volley from the edge of the box ends up bouncing just wide of the near post.
    • 70'
      Brunt sends a great lofted ball forward that bounces into the path of McManaman on the left-hand side of the Chelsea penalty area, but Zouma darts across to intercept the pass before sending it out for a throw-in.
    • 71'
      McManaman kicks the ball away in frustration and is awarded a yellow card as a result.
    • 73'
      So close from McManaman! A poor pass from Fabregas bounces to Lambert, who immediately tees up the aforementioned winger. He breaks into the penalty area before skipping past Ivanovic with ease, but his curling, close-range strike flies just past the far post.
    • 75'
      Rondon holds up the ball wonderfully well before forcing Zouma into bringing him down from behind, and West Brom are awarded a free kick in a dangerous position as a result. They decide to take it short and quick but Lambert is immediately dispossessed, bringing an end to a good opportunity for the
    • 76'
      West Brom patiently pass the ball around the edge of the penalty area as they try to find a way through the wall of black shirts in front of them. It's finally worked back to Dawson, who unleashes an audacious 30-yard strike that is deflected out of play for a corner.
    • 77'
      Another chance for Costa! Fabregas sends a lovely pass through the middle of the West Brom midfield and into the path of striker, who spins past two defenders before thumping a shot over the top of the crossbar.
    • 78'
      SI R. Falcao SO E. Hazard
    • 78'
      SI S. Gnabry SO E. Hazard
    • 78'
      Gnabry replaces McManaman and comes on to make his West Brom debut.
    • 78'
      Costa makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Falcao, who comes on for the final 12 minutes of the game.
    • 79'
      Chance for Falcao! A poor touch from Lambert brings an end to a West Brom attack and allows Chelsea to break away quickly. Fabregas sends a long pass over to Pedro, who immediately cuts the ball back to Falcao, but the substitute can only curl his close-range half-volley wide of the far post.
    • 81'
      West Brom go on front foot once again, with Rondon and Gnabry both battling hard inside the Chelsea penalty area. The visitors hold firm, however, and are just about able to keep a grip, albeit a slightly loose one, on their slender lead.
    • 82'
      An incredibly dangerous cross from Dawson flies towards the back post and almost meets Gnabry, but Ivanovic is there to knock the ball out for a corner. West Brom take the resulting set-piece short and the aforementioned youngster immediately sprints towards the left-hand side of the penalty area be
    • 83'
      Pedro battles with Brunt on the right flank before being tripped over by the West Brom left-back, resulting in a free kick for Chelsea. It's taken quickly and is sent towards Falcao but completely misses the striker and rolls harmlessly out of play for a goal kick.
    • 84'
      SI J. Obi Mikel SO E. Hazard
    • 84'
      Pedro, who has been absolutely excellent today, makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Mikel. Chelsea are determined to hold onto their lead and are shutting up shop as a result.
    • 85'
      Gnabry shakes off Falcao and skips past Matic before unleashing a low shot from 25 yards out, but it's slightly mishit by the youngster and is easily stopped by Courtois.
    • 87'
      Fantastic chance for Hazard! The Belgian twists and turns, beating Dawson with ease on the left-hand side of the West Brom box, before firing a powerful low shot, but it ends up flying just wide of the far post.
    • 88'
      SI C. Gardner SO E. Hazard
    • 88'
      West Brom have made their final change of the day, with Gardner coming on to take the place of Morrison.
    • 88'
      Brunt darts down the left wing and cuts inside before unleashing a thunderous strike from 30 yards out. It flies past the outstretched arms of Courtois but also beats the top of the crossbar by a yard or two.
    • 89'
      Brunt sends a lovely pass into the path of Gardner, who immediately tries to turn it into the path of Rondon. Off-balance, the substitute's ball into the box isn't struck as cleanly as he would have liked, and it can only find a black shirt in the middle of the penalty area.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be five minutes of added time.
    • 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 9 11
    Yellow Cards 2 1
    Red Cards 0 1
    Offsides 0 0

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