Chelsea’s first-half against West Brom is one they would want to put behind them quickly.
The London club conceded 3 goals in the opening 45 minutes at The Hawthorns and by doing so equalled an unwanted record across the whole of last season in just their third Premier League game of the 2020/21 season.
The first goal came three minutes and twenty seconds after Marcos Alonso’s poor header provided Matheus Pereira an opportunity to pick out Callum Robinson who slotted the ball home to give West Brom the lead.
Robinson scored his second goal of the game when Premier League debutant Thiago Silva, who captained Chelsea miscontrolled the ball.
Kyle Bartley added the third for West Brom after he was left unmarked in a corner kick and Chelsea have now made three errors directly leading to goal in just three Premier League matches this season.
The Blues made only three errors directly leading to goal throughout last season.
In addition, Robinson’s first goal became the earliest goal Chelsea have conceded since May 2017, and 36-year-old Silva became the first outfield player in the Premier League to make an error leading to a goal on debut since Issa Diop did for West Ham against Arsenal in August 2018.
Meanwhile, Tammy Abraham completed a second-half comeback for Chelsea in the 93rd minute after goals from Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi to make sure Chelsea earned a point from the encounter.