Three talking points as Chelsea pull off an absolute miracle against West Brom after being down by three goals at halftime
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea managed to secure a point against the newly promoted West Brom. Slaven Bilic’s side had started the game off on an optimistic approach as it took just three minutes the Baggies to score a goal against the London side. By half-time, the newly-promoted side was up by three goals and it seemed like there was no turning back for Chelsea in the second half.
However, a second-half masterclass by Frank Lampard and his men saw the game end as a 3-3 draw after Tammy Abraham scored the equalizer in injury time. Despite the comeback, the former Derby manager, will certainly not take a lot of positives from this game as the Blues were the favourites to clinch all three points.
Chelsea has conducted a summer overhaul, however, the benefit of splashing so much of money on these superstars has not yet been reaped. Nevertheless, the Blues will now turn all their attention towards facing Tottenham Hotspur away for the Carabao fixture.
Here are the talking points from the game
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SLACK APPROACH FROM CHELSEA IN THE FIRST HALF
The Blues started the game on a poor note. Marcos Alonso’s slack clearance led to a counter-attack that was then finished off by Callum Robinson. The 25-year-old English forward went on to score another after Thiago Silva failed to receive the ball that led to Robinson’s second goal.
The first two goals were handed to West Brom due to poor decisions made by the defenders. However, the first two goals were still not enough to wake up the Blues as Kyle Bartley scored in quick succession from the corner after Recce James was caught ball watching.
The opening 45 minutes was all about West Brom as they capitalized on every mistake that was made by Chelsea’s backline and midfield. Frank Lampard has to seriously sort his defense out if he is to beat Spurs in the Carabao Cup at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.