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Sport West Brom 3-3 Chelsea RATINGS: Thiago Silva will have better days

00:40  27 september  2020
00:40  27 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Report: West Brom 3 Chelsea 3 . 46 MIN AGO. We gifted the promoted side, who began the day bottom of the table, the ball for their first two goals, scored by It was certainly not the Premier League introduction Thiago Silva would have dreamed about, as he made the mistake for goal number two.

Thiago Silva had the good fortune of being suspended for Brazil’s 7-1 defeat to Germany, so everyone could pin the defensive anarchy to his absence. No one would have begrudged him had Chelsea blown West Brom away, but that’s not what happened. The Baggies battled hard and Bartley was at

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Chelsea mounted a superb second-half comeback to force a share of the spoils with West Brom despite trailing by three goals at the break.

Callum Robinson struck twice to stun the new-look visitors, and Kyle Bartley finished with aplomb at the far post to plunge Chelsea ever closer to a shock defeat at the Hawthorns.

But it was Frank Lampard's homegrown heroes who helped the Blues emerge with a hard-fought point, with Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham all on target.

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Thiago Silva makes his Premier League debut and is captain of the side. The Brazilian comes into the defence in place of Kurt Zouma, one of three changes from the last Premier Branislav Ivanovic, recently signed for West Brom , is not involved today against the side he represented so magnificently.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard watches on during the draw with West Brom . © Reuters. Follow RT on. It took a stoppage-time equalizer from Abraham to save the blushes of Chelsea ’s megastars after they were held to a thrilling 3 - 3 draw at newly promoted West Bromwich Albion.

NICK CALLOW has given his verdict on each player's performance from the thriller in the Midlands.

a group of baseball players playing a football game: Tammy Abraham netted a late equaliser as Chelsea fought back to take a point at West Brom © Provided by Daily Mail Tammy Abraham netted a late equaliser as Chelsea fought back to take a point at West Brom Callum Robinson's brace saw the hosts take a shock three-goal lead into the half-time break © Provided by Daily Mail Callum Robinson's brace saw the hosts take a shock three-goal lead into the half-time break

West Brom (5-4-1)

Sam Johnstone - 6

Safe handling whenever called upon and that helped raise confidence levels in face of near-constant Chelsea possession. Couple of good saves from Havertz.

Darnell Furlong - 7

The son of former Chelsea striker Paul was dangerous going forward and delivered a great headed flick to assist Bartley's goal.

Semi Ajayi - 7

So solid in defence and his burst of pace past Alonso drew a booking for the Chelsea defender, who did not make it past half-time before being subbed.

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Chelsea were three goals down to West Brom at half-time, Callum Robinson scoring twice, but Tammy Abraham’s added-time equaliser secured a 3 - 3 Compare that to Lampard’s de luxe options: Chelsea replacedKurt Zouma with Thiago Silva , for whom the trip to the Hawthorns represented clumsy first

West Brom vs Chelsea head-to-head record. Chelsea are unbeaten against West Brom in our last six Premier League meetings Frank Lampard’s side are looking to win successive away Premier League wins for the first time since we defeated both Tottenham and Arsenal in eight days last December.

Kyle Bartley - 7

Reliable at the back, the former Arsenal and Swansea defender took his goal like a seasoned striker.

Defender Kyle Bartley took his goal - West Brom's third of the evening - like a seasoned striker © Provided by Daily Mail Defender Kyle Bartley took his goal - West Brom's third of the evening - like a seasoned striker

Dara O'Shea - 6

The aspiring Republic of Ireland international does not look out of place at this level and hardly put a foot wrong.

Conor Townsend - 5

Beaten too many times on his side of defence as he wasted a chance to impress as a replacement for suspended left back Kieran Gibbs.

Matheus Pereira - 6

Busy and involved from the start, helping to set the tone and settle his team-mates. A great asset going forward.

Jake Livermore - 7

The Albion captain showed his Premier League experience with a sure-footed display and why he helped steer the club to promotion last season

Romaine Sawyers - 7

Not remotely intimidated by Havertz and co. with arguably the most important midfield display of the night.

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Thiago Silva made his Chelsea debut in their 6-0 win over Barnsley on Wednesday and got 60 minutes under his belt. He will partner Kurt Zouma at the back here despite Kai Havertz scored a hat-trick in midweek and it would have done his confidence the world of good after a tough start to life at Chelsea .

Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva could make their first league starts for Chelsea , while new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is also under consideration. West Bromwich Albion. West Brom are winless in six league matches dating back to last season (D 3 , L 3 ). They have claimed just 11 Premier League

Romaine Sawyers was not intimated by Chelsea's star-studded attack in a superb showing © Provided by Daily Mail Romaine Sawyers was not intimated by Chelsea's star-studded attack in a superb showing

Grady Diangana - 6

Looked lively and nearly got West Brom's fourth only for his finishing to let him down.

Callum Robinson - 8

A brilliantly taken first goal was only his second in the Premier League. Scored his second on the night with equal assurance. Ability to score many more.

a man holding a baseball bat: Robinson had netted twice and proved he possesses the ability to score more in the top flight © Provided by Daily Mail Robinson had netted twice and proved he possesses the ability to score more in the top flight

Subs: Robson-Kanu (replaced Robinson after 66 minutes) 6

Phillips (replaced Diangana 74 mins)

Field (replaced Pereira 90 mins)

Subs not used: Button, Harper, Edwards, Kipre

Chelsea (4-2-3-1)

Willy Caballero - 5

Not much he could do about any of West Brom's three first half goals, but did not do enough to suggest he will be the long-term replacement to Kepa.

Reece James - 5

A game to forget at right back. Better in attack than defence. Beaten by Robinson through his legs for opening goal and played Bartley onside, but recovered to deliver some dangerous crosses.

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I feel Thiago Silva gives us everything we need. He is not only an experienced leader but also has the composure and confidence that was somewhat What can be better than one of the best center-backs in world football coming to Chelsea ? This has to be one of the best transfer windows I’ve

Andreas Christensen - 6

One of the better Chelsea defenders in that he did not commit any obvious howlers.

Thiago Silva - 5

Schoolboy error to gift Robinson West Brom's second after initially looking solid as captain on his Premier League debut. Will have better days.

Thiago Silva was guilty of committing a schoolboy error and will certainly have better days © Provided by Daily Mail Thiago Silva was guilty of committing a schoolboy error and will certainly have better days

Marcos Alonso - 4

Sloppy header to concede possession for West Brom's early goal, booked after beaten for pace by Ajayi. Replaced at half-time.

N'Golo Kante - 6

Tireless running from the French international midfielder and still reads the game better than most.

Mateo Kovacic - 5

Did his best to keep things ticking in midfield and justify selection ahead of Jorginho, but did not do enough to stop Lampard taking him off after 45 minutes. Replacement Hudson Odoi an upgrade.

Mason Mount - 7

One of the few Chelsea players to emerge with credit. A strong first half followed up by a brilliant strike to get his side back into the match.

a group of baseball players playing a football game: Mason Mount is one of the few Chelsea players to emerge with credit and netted from distance © Provided by Daily Mail Mason Mount is one of the few Chelsea players to emerge with credit and netted from distance

Kai Havertz - 6

Another position for Chelsea's record signing to try and one of some promise, but little end product.

Timo Werner - 6

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Will not come much closer to his first Premier League strike than his first half volley against the bar. Instrumental in Chelsea's second, but needs a goal.

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Tammy Abraham - 5

Wasted great chances to justify his first Premier League start of the season before his tap in for the dramatic late equaliser.

Subs

Hudson-Odoi (replaced Kovacic 45 mins) 6

Azpilicueta (replaced Alonso 45 mins) 6

Giroud (replaced Silva 73 mins)

Subs not used: Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Barkley, Tomori

Referee: Jon Moss 6

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