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C. Robinson
Matheus Pereira
2 - 5
M. Mount
T. Werner
2 - 4
M. Diagne
Matheus Pereira
1 - 4
C. Robinson
D. Furlong
1 - 3
45' + 4'
Matheus Pereira
1 - 2

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 7
Total Passes 581 297
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Chelsea have to turn the page quickly as they take on Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final match on the road on Wednesday. West Brom are next in action against Southampton on April 12 at The Hawthorns.
West Brom produce an outstanding performance to defeat 10-man Chelsea 5-2 at Stamford Bridge. The Baggies have given themselves a real shot in the arm in their bid to remain in the Premier League. Christian Pulisic did put the Blues ahead, but Thiago Silva's dismissal changed the game. Matheus Pereira bagged a brace before the interval to put the Baggies ahead. Callum Robinson and Mbaye Diagne then found the net after the break, sending the visitors into dreamland. Mason Mount scored a tap-in to make the final 20 minutes interesting, but Robinson ended the contest with his second effort in stoppage time.
Matheus Pereira
90' + 1' Pereira sends a sublime offload into the right inside channel for Robinson to collect and score.
C. Robinson
90' + 1' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! ROBINSON MAKES IT FIVE!!!! 5-2!!! The Baggies are on their way to securing a massive win this afternoon as Robinson notches his second goal. Pereira is the architect once more as he clips an offload into the right inside channel. Robinson only has Mendy to beat and he lifts his strike over the keeper and into the bottom-left corner. VAR has a quick check for offside, but the goal is confirmed.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
J. Livermore
M. Phillips
89' Livermore replaces Phillips for the closing stages of the game.
88' Havertz tries to twist and turn in the box, but he gets brought down by Maitland-Niles before he can shoot. Bartley then dispossesses Alonso before he can threaten.
86' BLOCK! Pereira feeds Diagne on the left flank and he cuts inside to fire at goal, but his effort is blocked by Christensen.
85' Mount tries to latch on to a ball over the top in the right inside channel, but Bartley fends off the midfielder to earn a goal-kick.
82' The Baggies are trying to take the pace out of the game. They're almost over the line.
80' Chelsea are applying serious pressure on the West Brom goal, but the Baggies are holding out just. They do not want to collapse against the Blues for the second time this season.
79' Kovacic tries to thread the needle to release Werner, but the ball is just a fraction overhit, allowing Johnstone to push it away from the forward.
78' Werner takes a touch to get past Bartley, but goes down under pressure from defender. The referee does not give a free-kick, although there was a lot of contact.
77' Chelsea haven't conceded four goals at home since October 2011 in a 3-5 defeat against Arsenal.
76' CHANCE! Werner rises at the near post to flick a corner from James into a dangerous position. Zouma reacts to stick out a leg at the back post, but he can only steer his strike over the bar.
75' Maitland-Niles surges forward into the final third and goes for an ambitious strike, but he sends his effort over the bar.
K. Havertz
72' Jorginho is withdrawn in the middle of the park for Havertz.
T. Werner
71' Werner makes a good move in the box to latch on to Alonso's cross. He fakes out Johnstone and picks out Mount to score rather than shooting himself.
M. Mount
71' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MOUNT TAPS IN FROM CLOSE RANGE!!! 4-2!! Chelsea have a lifeline as Mount finishes a cutback from Werner. The German is unselfish as he latches on to Alonso's cross. He does not shoot himself and instead plays a pass to Mount, who dispatches his strike into an empty net.
Matheus Pereira
68' Pereira collects a backheel from Townsend before sliding a perfect pass to Diagne to finish.
M. Diagne
68' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! DIAGNE MAKES IT FOUR!!!!! 4-1 WEST BROM!!!!! The Baggies are surely out of sight as Diagne finishes a brisk counter with a good finish into the bottom-left corner. Robinson leads the charge and offloads towards Townsend down the left flank. He supplies a perfect backheel for Pereira, who slides a pass to Diagne in space. The forward provides a crisp strike to beat Mendy with a precise strike.
M. Kovačić
Yellow Card
66' Kovacic loses the ball and then lunges in on Robinson. The midfielder goes into the book for his challenge.
D. Furlong
63' Furlong makes a great run down the right flank and clips a cross back to Robinson to supply a great finish.
C. Robinson
63' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! ROBINSON HAMMERS AN EFFORT HOME!!!! 3-1 WEST BROM!!!!! The Baggies take a huge step towards a vital win this afternoon as Robinson finishes in style. The forward starts the move with a switch to the right flank. Pereira releases Furlong down the right flank before the wing-back sends a cutback towards the box. Robinson times his run to perfection and directs an effort using the side of his foot past Mendy. A super finish from the Baggies man.
61' SAVE! Pereira latches on to a flick from Diagne and he breaks into the box. The Brazilian hammers a left-footed strike towards goal, but he sends his effort straight at Mendy, who produces a solid stop.
60' Alonso works a low offload into the box for Werner, but the German fails to take the cross in stride. It has not been his day.
59' Zouma attacks a low cross from James on the right flank, but the defender clips his effort over the top. Chelsea are growing in confidence.
58' OVER! Azpilcueta offloads to Kovacic to send the midfielder into the final third. The Croatian goes for the strike at goal, but it deflects off Bartley and travels over the bar.
56' WIDE! Mount wins a free-kick on the left edge of the West Brom box. He clips a strike over the wall towards the bottom-left corner, but his attempt slams into the side-netting with Johnstone beaten.
54' OFF THE POST! Alonso sees his close-range effort smack off the post with the aid of a deflection from Ajayi. Johnstone flaps at a cross from James from the right flank that falls to the Spaniard. He direct an effort towards goal with his right foot, but the West Brom defender does enough to send it on to the post before the visitors clear the danger.
51' BLOCK! Robinson intercepts a loose pass from Azpilcueta and surges forward. He offloads to Pereira on the right flank, who steps inside Alonso's challenge. However, his blast from the edge of the box is blocked by Christensen.
49' West Brom are continuing to frustrate the home side. Chelsea are going to have to work extremely hard to get back into the contest.
47' Chelsea went into half-time for only the second time with a goal deficit under Tuchel - they drew that previous game against Southampton in February.
46' We're back underway at Stamford Bridge.
M. Mount
C. Pulisic
46' Pulisic is withdrawn for Mount in the final third.
West Brom have given themselves hope of pulling off a huge result this afternoon. Pereira has been outstanding in the final third, and although they've lost a couple of key defenders to injury, Sam Allardyce and his team have the ability to close out the win against a lacklustre Chelsea side.
Two late goals in the first half from Matheus Pereira have handed West Brom a 2-1 lead over 10-man Chelsea at the interval at Stamford Bridge. Christian Pulisic put the Blues ahead from close range after Marcos Alonso hit the post. However, Thiago Silva was dismissed minutes later for a second bookable offence. The Baggies capitalised through as Pereira produced a lob and a precise finish to put the visitors in front.
Matheus Pereira
45' + 4' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! PEREIRA NOTCHES HIS SECOND!!!! WEST BROM LEAD 2-1!!!!! James loses possession and the Baggies work it with speed into the box. Pereira takes possession and runs across Phillips to find space for a strike. He turns to shoot on his left foot and plays the ball through a crowd of blue shirts to find the bottom-right corner with precision.
45' + 3' OFF THE BAR! Phillips comes within inches of putting the Baggies ahead. He raids down the right flank before cutting inside to shoot on his left foot. His effort soars towards the top-left corner, but clips the bar and travels over.
S. Johnstone
45' + 2' Johnstone gets an assist from his position as keeper, floating a long ball forward towards the edge of the Chelsea box. Pereira gambles and scores.
Matheus Pereira
45' + 2' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! PEREIRA LEVELS THE SCORES!!!! 1-1!!!! Pereira lifts a sublime strike over Mendy to get West Brom back into the contest. Johnstone provides the assist from the back with a hopeful long ball forward. Pereira gambles and makes the run in behind Zouma before guiding an effort over Mendy into the net.
45' There will be five minutes of added time.
45' Christensen has to act in his own box to steer a dangerous low ball from Phillips behind for a West Brom corner.
44' OVER! Christensen arrives unmarked with a free header from James' corner, but the Dane heads his effort well over the bar.
44' SAVE! Chelsea break forward in numbers as Kovacic leads the charge. James offers the outlet on the right and he goes for the blast that Johnstone has to punch behind for a corner.
43' WIDE! Pulisic bends a dangerous cross in from the left flank that Zouma attack, but he can only glance his effort wide of the right post.
42' CLOSE! James is played down the right inside channel by Azpilicueta and he fires a low effort across goal that Johnstone has to turn past the post with his fingertips.
38' Pereira angles a cross in from the right flank on his left foot, but his delivery just evades the head of Diagne on the dive in the middle.
38' Thiago Silva is the oldest ever player to be sent off in the Premier League at 36 years and 193 days old.
C. Robinson
B. Ivanović
37' Ivanovic pulls up after halting the run of Werner with an injury. He has to make way for Robinson.
35' Werner wins the ball on the edge of his own box and then is released by Kovacic. The German has a run at Ivanovic, but the defender holds his ground to force him to cut back. The ball is eventually whipped behind by Ajayi.
34' Thiago Silva's red card after 29 minutes is the earliest sending off for Chelsea in the Premier League since Gary Cahill against Burnley in August 2017 (14 mins).
A. Christensen
H. Ziyech
33' Tuchel makes a change to replenish his defensive ranks. Ziyech is sacrificed as Christensen comes on to the field.
32' Pulisic has scored his first Premier League goal in 15 games, since firing against Leeds in December.
31' OVER! Townsend goes for the strike after Pereira runs over the ball at the set-piece. He lifts his effort over the wall, but sends it well over the bar.
30' West Brom also have a free-kick in a dangerous position in the final third that Pereira will be lining up.
29' OFF! Thiago Silva is sent off on his return to the Chelsea team. He catches Yokuslu on his follow through after attempting to block his strike, but catches the Turk in the process. The referee brandishes a second yellow and a red.
C. Pulisic
27' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! PULISIC ON THE REBOUND!!!! 1-0 CHELSEA!!!! The American is on the spot to score from close range after Alonso's strike hits the right post. The Spaniard angles a perfect effort from 25 yards from a free-kick towards goal. It beats the hand of Johnstone, only to rattle the woodwork. Pulisic reacts to the rebound in a central position, firing his effort into the middle of the net. 
26' Bartley brings down Pulisic on the charge and hands Chelsea a free-kick in a decent position.
B. Ivanović
D. O'Shea
24' O'Shea is not able to continue and has to make way for the visitors. Former Chelsea man Ivanovic replaces the Irishman.
23' BLOCK! Kovacic takes possession on the edge of the box and tries to carve out space for a strike. He unleashes a right-footed effort towards the target, but Bartley diverts it wide of the right post.
21' O'Shea is down for the visitors after a collision with Zouma and Phillips down the right flank. He requires treatment before the game can continue.
19' Ziyech has a surge down the right flank and he delivers a dangerous cross to the back post that Furlong does brilliantly to head away from Alonso.
16' Werner colllects on the left flank and has a run at Furlong, but the defender sticks to his task and thwarts the German from sending a low delivery towards the middle of the area.
M. Diagne
Yellow Card
14' Diagne puts an outstretched arm across the throat of James when competing for a ball in the air. He goes into the book for his challenge.
13' James delivers a dangerous cross in from the right flank. Werner attempts to latch on to the cross, but he fails to connect. The forward is offside anyway.
12' SAVE! Thiago Silva floats a dangerous ball behind the Baggies backline. Alonso collects and forces a low strike towards goal that Johnstone gets down to stop.
11' Ziyech twists and turns down the right flank and he delivers a cross to the back post with the outside of his left foot. However, Furlong rises to nod it back to Johnstone.
9' BLOCK! Pereira pulls the strings for the Baggies and offloads down the right for Furlong, but his effort is diverted behind by Zouma.
8' Azpilicueta races forward and tries to thread the needle to release Werner, but Townsend makes the interception.
6' BLOCK! Pereira lines up the resulting free-kick, but he hammers his effort straight into the Chelsea wall. A waste of a good position.
Thiago Silva
Yellow Card
5' Thiago Silva goes into the book for his foul on Pereira. 
5' Pereira capitalises on a mistake by Jorginho and runs forward at the Chelsea defence. Thiago Silva has to act and he brings down the Brazilian on the edge of the box by pulling him down.
4' SAVE! Diagne fends off Azpilicueta and offloads towards Pereira on the edge of the box. He fires a firm effort towards goal, but it flies straight at Mendy.
3' Pulisic has a charge down the left flank and he angles a cross towards the back post, but it evades the blue shirts in the box and travels behind for a goal-kick.
2' Ziyech has space on the right flank and he delivers a dangerous cross into the box, but the delivery evades Werner and is cleared by Bartley.
1' We're underway at Stamford Bridge.
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.
It has been almost a month since the Baggies were last in action on March 13 in their defeat to Crystal Palace. Allardyce makes only one change to his side from their loss last time out. Conor Gallagher is ineligible to play against his parent club and is replaced in the line-up by Ajayi, who slides into a back three.
Tuchel has made eight changes to his side from their 2-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup last time out. Mendy returns between the posts in place of Kepa. Thiago Silva returns from an injury layoff to start in the middle of the backline, while Azpilicueta also starts in a back three. James, Jorginho and Alonso slot into the team across the midfield. Werner and Ziyech get the nod alongside Pulisic in the final third. Mount, Chilwell and Havertz are among the subs after playing in internationals during the week.
WEST BROM SUBS: Hal Robson-Kanu, Callum Robinson, Jake Livermore, Grady Diangana, Branislav Ivanovic, Lee Peltier, Robert Snodgrass, David Button, Karlan Grant.
WEST BROM (3-4-3): Sam Johnstone; Dara O'Shea, Kyle Bartley, Semi Ajayi; Darnell Furlong, Okay Yokuslu, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Conor Townsend; Matt Phillips, Matheus Pereira, Mbaye Diagne.
CHELSEA SUBS: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Billy Gilmour, Kai Havertz.
CHELSEA (3-4-3): Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma; Reece James, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso; Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic.
West Brom are sliding dangerously towards the Championship after registering only one win in their last 11 matches. Sam Allardyce's record of never being relegated from the Premier League is in serious jeopardy, with the Baggies 10 points adrift of 17th-place Newcastle United. The Midlands club need a surprise victory from somewhere to jolt a potential suvival and it needs to come sooner rather than later.
The Premier League returns after the international break and Thomas Tuchel will be desperate for Chelsea to maintain their push towards the Champions League for next season. The Blues are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions, including their last 10 outings in the top flight. They did draw their last game against Leeds United 0-0, and a clinical edge will be required to notch the win this afternoon.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and West Brom at Stamford Bridge