They may be league champions but Chelsea quickly learned that Tony Pulis has carried his giant killer persona to the Hawthorns too after his West Brom side beat Chelsea 3-0
Despite an opening characterized by Chelsea’s dominance, West Brom took the lead in the 9th minute as Berahino fired in a rocket form 25 yards into the corner of the net from literally nothing to give West Brom the lead. Things then went bad for Chelsea fast as Fabregas was sent off for taking a foolish course of action. The former Barcelona man had collided with Fletcher and as West Brom players were complaining to the referee, he fired the ball into their midst. The referee had no second thoughts about sending the former Arsenal captain off. Chelsea looked to equalize and West Brom finished the first half looking to hit on the counter. Two minutes into the second half, John Terry brought Berahino down in the box with a clumsy tackle and the English under-21 had no problem scoring from the spot despit Courtois guessing the right way. The match was over as a contest in the 60th minute when Chris Brunt received a short corner from Gardner and fired in a trademark Brunt thunderbolt low into the corner of the Chelsea net. Despite leading 3-0, West Brom showed defensive determination to keep a clean sheet.
The scoreline however did not deter Chelsea fans who continued to celebrate their league triumph