Chelsea football club were almost humiliated by West Brom on Saturday night in the English Premier league until British/Nigerian striker Tammy Abraham scored in stoppage time to secure a 3-3 draw despite being 3-0 down at half time.
West Brom, well organised and clinical, showed Chelsea how defensively poor Frank Lampard’s boys were in the first half as Callum Robinson struck twice before Kyle Bartley scored a well worked third goal for West Brom.
In contrast, Chelsea wh took their spending on new players for the season beyond £200m, secured the draw through efforts from homegrown youngsters Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Abraham.
Chelsea started the match with new signing Thiago Silva but that didnt stop West Brom from taking the lead after just four minutes.
Marcos Alonso headed the ball straight to Matheus Pereira, who slipped a clever pass through to Robinson, who fired a shot from the left-hand corner of the area through Reece James’ legs and beyond Cabellero to score the first goal
Alonso’s poor start continued two minutes later when he pulled back Semi Ajayi and got a booking .
Chelsea tried to equalize but their finishing was poor, with Abraham and Timo Werner missing lots of chances.
For the second goal new signing Thiago Silva inexplicably lost control of the ball in his own half, allowing Robinson to pounce on it and run through on goal before finishing emphatically.
Bilic’s side made it 3-0 before the half-hour thanks to a cleverly-worked corner kick that culminated with unmarked Bartley guiding the ball into the net from six yards.
In the second half, César Azpilicueta was introduced alongside Callum Hudson-Odoi and coach Lampard adjusted the team’s shape from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-3-3.
At the 55th minute, Mount scored through a swerving shot from 25 yards that went past Johnstone .
Chelsea’s Havertz, then played a one-two with Hudson-Odoi, who finished smartly for the second goal.
Lampard then brought in Olivier Giroud and switched to a back three.
West Brom almost escaped with three points but were denied in stoppage time when Johnstone could only push out Mount’s shot to his right, leaving Abraham with a simple finish to end the match at 3-3.
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