When you hear people say; “This is football anything can happen, football is not Mathematics” Chelsea’s embarrassing 2-5 loss to Sam Allardyce’s Westbrom is why say so.
Who would have thought that a 19th placed Westbrom will not just earn three points at Stanford Bridge, but also score five whooping goals as well?
Westbrom, in the first leg, showed what they can do after racing to a three-nil lead before crawled their way back to force a draw at the Hawthorns.
But this time, the Baggies did a thorough job as they exploited Chelsea’s lapses as well as Thiago Silva’s first-half red card as they achieved what will go down as a remarkable victory at Stamford Bridge.
Here are five record you should take note of.
1. West Brom’s eight goals against Chelsea in the Premier League this season is the most the Blues have shipped against an opponent in a single top-flight campaign since conceding nine against Liverpool in 1989-90.
2. Sam Allardyce is the first manager in Premier League history to win away against Chelsea with three different clubs in the competition, also winning there with Bolton and Crystal Palace.
3. Callum Robinson is the first player in Premier League history to score at least twice in home and away games against Chelsea within a single season.
4. West Brom are the first promoted team to score four goals in a top-flight away match against Chelsea since Wimbledon won 4-0 at Stamford Bridge in December 1986.
5. 4 – All four of Callum Robinson’s Premier League goals have come against Chelsea – the highest total by a player in the competition with 100% of them coming against the same opponent.
Stats via Opta