Ecstatic Sam Allardyce looks forward to West Brom’s ‘quality finish’ in a shock win at Chelsea and hopes it can kickstart their big break if two-goal hero Callum Robinson declares victory at Stamford Bridge an ‘incredible day’.
West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has shared his joy with his team after their stunning performance saw them romp home to a shock win over Chelsea.
Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson both hit a bracket at Stamford Bridge, with Mbaye Diagne also on target as the visitors kept their feeble survival expectations alive.
Allardyce particularly praised the finish of the Midlands outfit – admitting they made ‘full use’ of Thiago Silva’s first half dismissal.
Sam Allardyce shared his joy with West Brom after they had a great win at Chelsea
“We are very happy and satisfied with how the players applied the tactic today,” Allardyce told BT Sport.
“We wanted to control Chelsea attacks and see what we could do in possession. I have to say, because we were so good in possession so many times, the finish has been the best it has been since I got here.
‘People will see they go down to 10 men and so on, but I’ve managed enough teams with 10 men who didn’t lose.
Callum Robinson (right) scored twice, with the wrestlers scoring five goals at Stamford Bridge
‘We benefited optimally, but I thought we started well, created opportunities. Silva was lucky enough to stay on as he pulled Pereira back with both hands.
‘They (the goals) were all of quality, not just the finishes but the build you know, fit, move, it will always give you opportunities.
‘It’s just a shame that we didn’t have that good finish in other games, because then we would have gotten more points. It gives us a little more hope. This should give us a lot of confidence.
‘There is still a long way to go. I said we had to win six or seven games, now it’s five and even then we might have a few draws, but we got off to a good start trying to have more wins in the last eight games than the whole season.
Allardyce praised his team’s finish and Robinson (left) said the opportunity was ‘incredible’
“It’s been done before, a long way to go, but a good start.”
Robinson, who deftly made it to West Brom on the fifth of the afternoon to conclude the result, labeled the opportunity as ‘incredible’ for everyone involved in the club.
He said: “ It’s been a tough season where we’re in the league, but it’s nice to come here and hit so many goals and really enjoy it today against a really good Chelsea team – 10 men or more. no, they have a lot of quality. ‘