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Chelsea Stage Dramatic Comeback To Draw West Brom

ALEXANDER

Chelsea fought back from 3-0 down to earn a point at West Brom and make up for a first-half defensive horror show at the Hawthorns.

A catalogue of errors left Chelsea 3-0 down at half-time, with Callum Robinson opening the scoring with a low drive into the far corner from 15 yards after Marcos Alonso’s initial sloppy header (4).

Tammy Abraham missed a glorious chance to equalise, before Timo Werner hit the crossbar, but Robinson soon had West Brom 2-0 up against the run of play, pouncing on Premier League debutant Thiago Silva’s miscontrol to slot below Willy Caballero (25).

Kyle Bartley turned home from a corner at the far post following some woeful Chelsea marking (27) to make it 3-0, but the visitors improved in the second half as Mason Mount’s long-range strike (54) and sub Callum Hudson-Odoi’s fine finish (70) brought them to within a goal of a special comeback.

And it was completed in the third minute of stoppage time as Abraham capitalised to tap home after Sam Johnstone had parried Mount’s low effort, crippling West Brom after they looked to have fought off the Chelsea onslaught.

But for all of Chelsea’s spending at one end of the field, it was their issues at the other that nearly cost them again, and neither side seemed happy at full-time following another high-scoring Premier League thriller.

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