West Bromwich Albion 1 Chelsea 0: match report
Read a full match report of the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on Saturday Mar 3 2012.
Beaten, befuddled, bewildered. André Villas-Boas has projected many moods at these moments of extremis for Chelsea, but the dominant impression was one of utter helplessness.
The beleaguered Chelsea manager, maintaining his now-familiar crouching pose on the edge of the technical area, watched Gareth McAuley lash in West Bromwich Albion’s late winning goal with a mixture of horror and incredulity. It appeared, after all his wild gestures and exhortations, that he had run out of ideas.
Home fans’ chants of “You’re getting sacked in the morning,” which had been rippling around the stadium all afternoon, assumed real volume and resonance.