Chelsea vs. West Bromwich: Review and Reaction from The Hawthorns
Shane Long of West Brom (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
In a top of the league clash Saturday, 3rd place Chelsea started their youngest league lineup in eight years against 5th place West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
Chelsea’s squad was surprisingly without players like Juan Mata, John Terry, Ashley Cole, and Oscar, who have been staples in the lineup throughout the season. Instead, Roberto Di Matteo gave the youngsters a chance, starting players like Victor Moses, Daniel Sturridge, and Oriol Romeu, who have seen limited action for The Blues this season.
West Bromwich, who had most of their big names in the lineup to start, saw the early spell of possession and created the best chances in the opening minutes. Striker Shane Long was particularly involved for The Baggies, and put the home side on top in the 10th minute when he sn...
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