FT: Chelsea 2-5 West Brom. What have we just seen? Chelsea had only conceded two goals in 14 games under Tuchel before this clash, and now they have gone and let in five against a team seemingly on course for relegation, at home. Madness. West Brom were superb, to a man, with the goals of superb quality. Thanks for joining us. Goodbye.
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Well that puts that to bed, as Robinson dinks a lovely finish over Mendy. Nobody saw this coming!
- GoalCallum RobinsonWest Bromwich Albion
GGGGGGOOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Chelsea 2-5 West Brom. Would you believe it! Robinson adds a fifth!
- OffMatthew PhillipsWest Bromwich Albion
- OnJake LivermoreWest Bromwich Albion
Change for the Baggies as they look to see this game out. Jake Livermore on for Phillips.
Kovacic once again looking for the forward pass... but when James feeds it into Werner, the striker is dispossessed and West Brom can counter.
Time running out for Blues here. They have to take some more risks.
Good defending from Conor Townsend as he gets his body in there to see the ball behind for a goal kick.
Chelsea struggling to create that killer chance at the moment.
Phillips looks to pick Pereira out in the middle, but his cross his blocked.
While playing like the Harlem Globetrotters.
CHANCE! What a chance for Zouma, six-yards out, on the half volley from a corner, but the defender balloons the strike over the top.
Phew! What a game! The Baggies are still committing plenty forward here!
Change for Chelsea as Kai Havertz comes on for Jorginho.
Werner looks odds-on to score, but he remains composed, and unselfishly squares for Mount to stab it into the empty net. Comeback on?
GGGGGGOOOOOAAALLLL!!! Chelsea 2-4 West Brom. But wait! Mount gives Chelsea hope.
- GoalMbaye DiagneWest Bromwich Albion
I mean, it is another goal of real beauty, There are back-heels, brilliant picks outs and fine finishes in every move. Superb football, and it could be more. Diagne deserved that goal, he has been excellent this afternoon.
GGGGGOOOOOAAALLLL!!! Chelsea 1-4 West Brom. What the hell is going on? Diagne makes it four!
Proving it today.
Can we play you every week?
Frustration starting to show here as Kovacic is booked for a lunge.
Well, well, well. Chelsea have been poor, but all credit to the Baggies, they have shown quality that belies their league position.
- GoalCallum RobinsonWest Bromwich Albion
WHAT. A. GOAL. It is like watching Brazil. Superb move down the right, the cross from Furlong is perfect, and Robinson arrives to score his fourth Premier League goal - all of them against Chelsea - on the volley!
GGGGGGOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! Chelsea 1-3 West Brom. Game over? Robinson against Chelsea again!
SAVE! Slick play again from the visitors. Lovely dummy from Diagne sets Pereira though, but Mendy makes a smart block with his legs.
WIDE! Kovacic the latest to have a pop at goal, but it is deflected just wide.
WIDE! Clever free-kick from Mount catches Johnstone out at the near post, but the ball flies into the side netting.
POST! Johnstone and West Brom get out of jail. James' poor cross loops into the air, Johnstone comes to claim, fumbles, Alonso is on hand to steer the ball towards goal, but it comes out off the post.
Werner need to repay that faith this half.
Pereira, on a hat-trick, cuts inside, unleashes a powerful strike for goal, but it is blocked.
Baggies in the hunt for a third here. Ajayi gets up for the header, but cannot connect.
Mount in the thick of it early on, but his pass in wayward.
- OffChristian PulisicChelsea
- OnMason MountChelsea
KICK OFF! We are back under way. Change for Chelsea as Mason Mount replaces Christian Pulisic.
Like London buses.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Chelsea 1-2 West Brom. I mean, could more have happened in that half? Pereira's second was all Chelsea's own doing, as a poor back pass from James is seized upon, Diagne feeds it across for Pereia, who brilliantly tucks the ball into the bottom corner.
- GoalMatheus PereiraWest Bromwich Albion
GGGGGGOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Chelsea 1-2 West Brom. Remarkable developments here as the Baggies lead through Pereira again!
Long ball from Johnstone over the top, it flies right over the Chelsea defence, Pereira latches onto it, before clipping a lovely chip over Mendy to level. The first goal Chelsea have conceded in over 11 hours of football.
- GoalMatheus PereiraWest Bromwich Albion
GGGGGGOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL!!!! Chelsea 1-1 West Brom. Route one as Pereira levels for the Baggies!
FIVE minutes of added time at the end of the first half.
SAVE! Same man, same result, as James hammers for goal, Johnstone beats it away.
SAVE! Great play from Reece James to work space for the shot, which he fires powerfully for goal from a tight angle, but Johnstone gets a hand to it and tips the ball away.
So can the Baggies take advantage. Chelsea have not been at it here, but their defence remains as solid as ever.
A day to forget.
Not a record he will want: Thiago Silva is the oldest ever player to be sent off in the Premier League at 36 years and 193 days old.
- OffBranislav IvanovicWest Bromwich Albion
- OnCallum RobinsonWest Bromwich Albion
All happening here! Ivanovic's afternoon is over! In trying to keep up with Werner, he has pulled something and has to go off! Striker Callum Robinson is his replacement.
Werner goes tumbling in the box under challenge from Ivanovic. Nothing given.
- OffHakim ZiyechChelsea
- OnAndreas ChristensenChelsea
Tuchel reacts to that red to Silva by bringing on Andreas Christensen for a very glum-looking Ziyech.
A shock to the system.
A second yellow card, inside half an hour. In trying to make a block on the edge of the box, Silva flung himself at Okay Yokuslu, making contact after the shot had been made, and that was enough for referee David Coote to brandish another yellow then red!
- Red cardThiago SilvaChelsea
BUT WAIT! RED CARD! On his return to the side, Thiago Silva is sent off!
Superb free-kick over the wall from Alonso, it beats Johnstone, comes out off the post, but Pulisic is alert to prod home the rebound.
- GoalChristian PulisicChelsea
GGGGGGOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Chelsea 1-0 West Brom. Pulisic on the rebound after Alonso hits the post as Chelsea lead.
Foul from Kyle Bartley on Pulisic, and Chelsea have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
- OffDara O'SheaWest Bromwich Albion
- OnBranislav IvanovicWest Bromwich Albion
O'Shea's match is over, and it is an early return to Stamford Bridge for Branislav Ivanovic as O'Shea's replacement.
Dara O'Shea receives some treatment after a nasty clash with Antonio Rudiger.
Brilliant defending from Furlong as he beats Alonso to the cross.
Chelsea could have done with one.
- Yellow cardMbaye DiagneWest Bromwich Albion
Diagne's is the first West Brom name in the book for an elbow into Azpilicueta's face.
Chelsea very much in command of possession now after a slow start.
MISS! That man again, Timo Werner does not even make contact at the near post. Should have done much better from a great position. He really needs to put one of these openings away.
Alonso sneaks in down the left, drills for goal, but Sam Johnstone does well to get down and make the save.
First attack of any note from Chelsea, but Hakim Ziyech's cross is dealt with.
Still all West Brom as Darnell Furlong's cross is blocked behind for a corner.
Straight into the wall from Pereira. Sloppy start from Chelsea here.
- Yellow cardThiago SilvaChelsea
Chelsea are in a pickle here! Poor pass from Jorginho puts Thiago Silva in trouble, he is forced into a foul right on the edge of his box, to earn him an early caution.
Good start from the visitors here. Matheus Pereira arrives on the edge of the box but fires straight at Edouard Mendy in the home goal.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! We are up and running at Stamford Bridge.
So here we go. Chelsea firm favourites of course this afternoon, with a victory taking them within two points of Leicester in third. Can Big Sam upset the apple cart? We are minutes away!
Ahead of kick off, catch up with all the latest transfer talk from across Europe as one man dominates the headlines.
Making the Premier League look easy. Chelsea are yet to concede a single goal in their five Premier League home games under Thomas Tuchel. In English top-flight history, the only team to keep a clean sheet in their first six home games under a specific manager are Manchester City under Ron Saunders in 1973-74.
Haaland to Chelsea? Good one.
LACK OF CAPITAL GAINS: West Bromwich Albion have won just 10% of their Premier League games in London (W7 D19 L44), the lowest ratio of any non-London side with at least 50 visits to the capital. The Baggies are winless in their last 13 such games since a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in August 2016 (D2 L11).
Ah yes, the hero returns.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League meetings with West Brom (W5 D2), coming from 0-3 down at half-time to draw 3-3 in the reverse fixture at the Hawthorns this season. West Brom are winless in their last 15 away league games against Chelsea (D3 L12) since a 3-1 win in September 1978. In the Premier League, the Baggies have lost 10 of their 12 visits to Stamford Bridge (D2), failing to score on nine occasions in that run.
Blues in da house.
SILVA AND WERNER START, AJAYI IN: There were so seeming ill-effects from his vigorous celebrating in the stands during Chelsea's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid for Thiago Silva, as he starts for the Blues for the first time since early February. Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic join Timo Werner in attack, with the Germany international looking to put a rather embarrassing miss for his country to the back of his mind. Scorer of the Baggies equaliser at Anfield, Semi Ajayi, replaces Conor Gallagher in West Brom's line-up, with the Chelsea loanee unable to feature against his parent club.
TEAM NEWS - CHELSEA: Mendy, Alonso, Silva, Zouma, Azpilicueta, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pulisic, Werner, Ziyech Subs: Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Christensen, Giroud, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Gilmour, Havertz /// WEST BROM: Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, O'Shea, Yokuslu, Phillips, Townsend, Maitland-Niles, Pereira, Diagne... Subs: Button, Robson-Kanu, Robinson, Livermore, Diangana, Ivanovic, Peltier, Snodgrass, Grant.
The teams are in...
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Chelsea's Premier League clash with West Brom from Stamford Bridge. It has been a long international break, hasn't it? Thomas Tuchel can do no wrong in England, but he now has another obstacle to overcome - will he be struck down by the curse of the post-Manager of the Month award? West Brom are next up for unbeaten Tuchel, with Sam Allardyce no stranger to an upset in these types of games.