Chelsea 3-0 Down To West Brom As Thiago Silva Makes Huge Error
After Callum Robinson opened the scoring with a left-footed strike past Willy Caballero just four minutes into the game, the former Sheffield United forward was gifted a second when Silva took his eye off the ball in scenes not too dissimilar to Steven Gerrard's infamus clip against Chelsea in 2014.
The Brazilian veteran, who was made captain on his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt, carelessly let a pass from teammate Mateo Kovacic roll under his foot and allowed Robinson to nip in and slot home again.
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The Chelsea captain gifts West Brom a second on his Premier League debut
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Chelsea have made more errors directly leading to goals (3) than every other Premier League team combined so far this season.- Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 26, 2020
Thiago Silva joins the list 25 minutes into his debut. pic.twitter.com/9qeRmZlizw
Then, incredibly, the Baggies found themselves 3-0 up and in dreamland before the half hour mark when defender Kyle Bartley was left unmarked and stabbed in at the far post after a clever set-piece routine.
Signed on a free from Paris Saint-Germain, Frank Lampard had hoped that 36-year-old Silva would bring experience and organisation to a Blues backline that shipped goals far too easily last term.
However, he has got off to the worst possible start in English football with a shaky first 45 minutes in the West Midlands this evening.
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