Thiago Silva’s red card completely disrupted Chelsea, who sank against West Brom (2-5). This is the first defeat with the Blues for Thomas Tuchel.
Everything goes very quickly in football. We thought that Chelsea was going to spend a quiet afternoon, after the opening score of Christian Pulisic (1-0, 27th) against West Brom. But everything turned to the next action, with the red card received by Thiago Silva.
Already warned at the start of the game (5th), the Brazilian defender, for his return to competition after two months of absence, received a second yellow card for throwing himself in wanting to counter a strike at the entrance of the surface (29th). This is the first red card for Thiago silva since 2013, and the one he had received with PSG against Valenciennes for touching the referee’s shoulder.
Chelsea had conceded just two goals under Tuchel
On the way there, for his debut in the Premier League, Thiago Silva had already lived through an ordeal against West Brom, and Chelsea had pulled off a miraculous draw (3-3). This time, the Blues have completely sunk, finally losing 5-2 at home against the 19th in the standings, practically already relegated.
The men Sam Allardyce have enjoyed themselves like never before this season, scoring five times (45th + 2, 45th + 4, 63rd, 68th, 90th), making the reduction of the gap of Mason Mount (2-4, 83rd) anecdotal. This is Thomas Tuchel’s very first loss on the Chelsea bench, and it is very heavy. In 14 games, his Blues had conceded only two small goals. Here are five of them all at once, that’s a stain. And that’s three points lost in the race for the Champions League …
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