Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has suffered the first defeat of his reign as struggling West Bromwich Albion took advantage of Thiago Silva’s red card to earn a stunning 5-2 win on Saturday.
Tuchel had overseen a 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions since replacing the sacked Frank Lampard in January.
But that impressive start came to an embarrassing end as West Brom ran riot at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea – who began the game in sloppy fashion – took the lead through Christian Pulisic, only for the returning Thiago Silva’s two yellow cards to throw them completely off course.
Matheus Pereira struck twice just before half-time, while further goals from Callum Robinson and Mbaye Diagne had usually goal-shy West Brom in dreamland.