UK time is: 19:27:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Chelsea 6 - West Brom 0

Stamford Bridge

14 August 2010 - 5.30pm

Attendance: 41,589

West Brom humiliated at Chelsea

Due to ESPN's coverage the Baggies had to stand by and watch as Blackpool got their Premier League adventure off to the best possible start away to relegation contenders Wigan Athletic. Although you could be forgiven for thinking that Albion were still standing and watching as they capitulated to a Chelsea team that really were not at their best.

The rout began after a cheap free kick was given away by the unimpressive Pablo, (Olsson's fire was missed badly) and then a disastrous error from captain Scott Carson who failed to hold onto Drogba's powerfully hit shot with Malouda following up to put through Dorrans' legs on the goal line. After that the first half played out with very little coming from Chelsea, whilst West Brom looked neat and tidy in possession without really looking like scoring. In the final minute of the first half another needless free kick was given away just outside the Albion penalty area. This time Drogba stepped up and fired straight through the gap left by Tamas and Brunt who both turned away from the shot and the ball arrowed inside Carson's left hand post. From that moment on the game was lost.

The second half was a sorry affair with the Baggies backline just allowing Chelsea to walk through on goal at will. Goals from Drogba, Lampard and the final one from Malouda completed the massacre.

An enormous improvement is needed fast from Albion and DiMatteo will have to reconsider where he plays certain players. Brunt in the centre of midfield didn't work in pre season and it didn't work against Chelsea . Dorrans doesn't get enough time on the ball playing just off the striker, he would be best suited playing alongside Mulumbu, as he did for most of last season, where he can get hold of the ball earlier, make runs and support the defence, something that Brunt is unable to do.

Saturday's game against Sunderland will now be very important for Albion's season. Another loss could well be disastrous and will surely focus the fans attention on the Chairman for not providing the funds to strengthen the team before the season started.

Star Player

Jerome Thomas was Albion's best player on the day but was under utilised, he gave Ferreira a torrid time but was unable to deliver enough quality into the box.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: S Wilton  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 15 2010

Time: 11:28PM

Your Comments

Never saw that scoreline coming in the first half at all!
Chelsea24/7
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
WBA 3 - 3 Spurs
Norwich 0 - 1 WBA
WBA 3 - 3 Cardiff
Hull City 2 - 0 WBA
Swansea 1 - 2 WBA
WBA 0 - 3 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30
19. Fulham 35 9 3 23 -42 30

Breaking League News

Vital Report: Cardiff 1 Stoke 1
Cardiff : 20/04/2014 18:54:00
United - No Cutting Edge!
Man Utd : 20/04/2014 18:46:00
Man Utd : 20/04/2014 18:39:00
Everton : 20/04/2014 18:12:00
Dear Randy...A Fans Retort
Aston Villa : 20/04/2014 17:36:00
City Defeated In Five Goal Thriller
Norwich : 20/04/2014 17:04:00
Liverpool : 20/04/2014 17:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By:  Baggy Boy
Foster 27%
Reid 0%
Ridgewell 12%
Mulumbu 0%
McAuley 0%
Olsson 0%
Amalfitano 0%
Dorrans 0%
Vydra 12%
Sessegnon 37%
Brunt 12%
Sub - Yacob 0%
Sub - Berahino 0%
Sub - Dawson 0%