Allardyce reflects on demolishing Chelsea

Last updated : 14 April 2021 By Wba-mad Editor

A delighted Sam Allardyce praised the quality of his side - and in particular their finishing - after masterminding Albion's 5-2 win at Chelsea. 

The Baggies boss opted for a 5-3-2 formation with Matheus Pereria deployed in a more central attacking role. 

But it was his substition to introduce Callum Robinson into the game which saw the forward continue his unique scoring streak against The Blues. 

“We’ve just demolished Chelsea. Demolished them," said a beaming Allardyce. 

“The quality of our football and the quality of our finishing today deserves a huge amount of credit.

“I don’t want any talk of the fact they went down to ten men rubbish. 

“Demolishing Chelsea’s ten men today was still a massive task.

“We were really taking the game to them whenever we could. We tried to press them as high as we could as early as we could so they couldn’t play out from the back.

“The disappointing thing was conceding that goal early on. It’s a brilliant save from Sam and then unfortunately it just drops for their man.

“But the response after that was absolutely brilliant.

“They deservedly went down to ten men. I don’t think anyone can argue with that.

“What we did after that, in terms of punishing them was absolutely top drawer. 

“It was a top, top, top quality performance from the West Brom lads today.

“It was a quality ball over the top from Sam. Matheus gets on the move and gets behind the defender and then him in that position, you couldn’t wish for a better player.

“It such a lovely little finish. All five goals were great goals.

“Callum came off the bench and got two. Matheus could’ve even had a hat-trick. Mbaye scoring will be a big boost for him too.”