Premier League: West Brom put 5 previous Chelsea in spectacular win, Leeds beat Sheffield
Tuchel’s spectacular begin as Chelsea supervisor since taking up from Frank Lampard got here to an embarrassing finish as West Brom ran riot at Stamford Bridge.
London: Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel suffered the primary defeat of his reign as lowly West Bromwich Albion swept to a surprising 5-2 win on Saturday.
Tuchel noticed his 14-game unbeaten run since changing the sacked Frank Lampard come to juddering halt at Stamford Bridge.
Christian Pulisic gave Chelsea the lead within the first half, however Blues defender Thiago Silva was despatched off two minutes later for a second reserving.
Second-bottom West Brom made essentially the most of that reward in first-half stoppage-time as Matheus Pereira struck twice in fast succession.
They have been the primary residence league targets conceded by Chelsea since Tuchel arrived in January, additionally ending a run of seven successive clean-sheets in all competitions.
Shell-shocked Chelsea capitulated within the second half as Mbaye Diagne bought Albion’s third earlier than Callum Robinson made it 4.
Mason Mount’s reply was no comfort for Chelsea, who conceded 5 at residence within the league for the primary time since 2011 when Robinson grabbed his second within the remaining moments.
Chelsea stay in fourth place after their first residence league defeat in opposition to West Brom since 1978.
However West Ham and Tottenham would each go above them in the event that they win their video games on Monday and Sunday respectively.
It was the worst potential preparation for Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final first leg in opposition to Porto on Wednesday.
Tuchel known as for calm, insisting he wouldn’t learn the riot act to his gamers and taking his share of the blame.
‘We now have to simply accept it’
The German chosen the rusty Thiago after his damage absence and left Mount on the bench till half-time following a busy worldwide interval with England.
“We can’t lose our heads now and take away the belief we have now in these gamers,” Tuchel mentioned.
“It was the second after the sport to be trustworthy, be calm and to inform everyone to breathe. We now have to simply accept it now, it is our first loss collectively.
“That is my duty. I trusted this line-up and I nonetheless suppose the line-up was robust sufficient now on this recreation. We have been rusty, we have been sloppy within the build-up in our personal half and made many unforced errors.”
Leeds beat Sheffield
Leeds pushed bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United nearer to relegation with a 2-1 win in opposition to their Yorkshire rivals at Elland Street.
Jack Harrison put Leeds forward with a Twelfth-minute tap-in from Raphinha’s cross.
The Blades equalised in first half stoppage-time, with Ben Osborn nudging Oli McBurnie’s deflected shot over the road regardless of Luke Ayling’s try to dam.
Within the forty ninth minute, Blades defender Phil Jagielka turned Harrison’s cross into his personal internet, leaving the guests 14 factors from security with solely eight video games left.
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