We’re calling it: that’s the most important shock of the Premier League season thus far.
As if 19th-place West Brom going to Stamford Bridge and beating Chelsea 5-2 wasn’t stunning sufficient, the stats that go together with it are simply unbelievable.
To start, Thomas Tuchel had not misplaced a single match since his Chelsea appointment in January – and the Blues had solely conceded two objectives in all competitions throughout his complete reign.
That tally was matched by Matheus Pereira in first-half stoppage time, as two objectives within the house of two minutes turned the sport on its head following Christian Pulisic’s opener and a crimson card to Chelsea defender Thiago Silva.
West Brom had not scored greater than three objectives in a recreation this season, whereas Chelsea had not conceded greater than three, however that was about to alter within the second half.
Callum Robinson got here off the bench and bagged two, a surprising volley and an outstanding dink, both aspect of a pleasant transfer which was completed off by Mbaye Diagne.
The brace means Robinson now has 4 Premier League objectives this season – all of which have come towards Chelsea, following his double within the 3-Three draw earlier within the marketing campaign.
It’s probably the most objectives any participant has scored towards Chelsea in a single marketing campaign since Sergio Aguero for Manchester City in 2015/16.
In comparable information, Silva solely has two crimson playing cards this season, the opposite of which got here in that very same recreation on the Hawthorns!
However the loopy stats don’t cease there. It was West Brom’s first league win at Stamford Bridge since 1978, when Ron Atkinson was supervisor and Cyrille Regis performed up entrance.
The Baggies’ eight league objectives towards the Blues this season are additionally probably the most Chelsea have shipped towards one opponent in a single top-flight marketing campaign, since they conceded 9 towards Liverpool within the 1989/90 marketing campaign.
In the meantime, Chelsea haven’t conceded that many objectives to a promoted aspect at house since Wimbledon beat them 4-Zero at Stamford Bridge means again in 1986.
Plus, Robinson wasn’t the one man who haunted Chelsea on Saturday, as Sam Allardyce turned the primary supervisor ever to win on the Bridge with three totally different sides: Bolton, Palace, and now West Brom.
Premier League soccer, eh?