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Andy Cryer

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  1. Post update

    That is that from me for this evening. It appears Raheem Sterling will be the big subject of debate now...


  2. Manager reaction

    FT: West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports: "I cannot say it's a big surprise for me. I know the nature of the game, I know what normally happens when a team is champions with games in hand.

    "It's difficult to keep the motivation high. We have lots of injuries, the intensity is not so high, and when you lose that salt and pepper of competition, it's difficult to compete. I don't think 3-0 reflects the result, but maybe we started the game already losing.

    "But I cannot blame the players without blaming myself because it was my mentality also. If we have to blame somebody we have to blame Man City, Manchester United, Arsenal, because they let us win so easily.

    "I think one of the top referees would have resolved the situation with words, but Michael chose to give a red card, which I disagree with completely."

  3. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Remi Akinyombo: Rodgers was being praised for the mid season break he gave Raheem earlier, will he be criticised now?

    Sho: Don't want Sterling at Arsenal. I'd take Walcott over him any day. A better finisher with less ego.

    Brent Marrow: If Sterling leaves I hope he goes abroad - I would not wish him upon the fans of any EPL team.

  4. Vote results

    FT: West Brom 3-0 Chelsea


    So, according to you guys, Manchester United are the team most likely to challenge Chelsea next season - getting 29.9 per cent of the vote.

  5. Manager reaction

    FT: West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, speaking to the BBC: "I can't take it from the context, and the context is we are champions, and the players lose concentration, they lose intensity, they lose motivation.

    "But I also lost what you need to work at a high level in football matches. Am I guilty? Yes, but I think the top contenders for the title are also guilty, because they didn't give us a big fight. You can't expect us to get on the bus crying because we lost 3-0, we are champions.

    "What Fabregas did didn't hurt anyone, he shouldn't do it but I don't think that the red card was fair. It was a good experience for Ruben [Loftus-Cheek], because he played more than an hour."

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    John Dykes: Sterling did well out of defences being preoccupied with Suarez last year, not been amazing this season... I'll give you £8m.

    Steve Howes: Don't want Sterling anywhere near CFC. Lightweight and predictable.

  7. Post update

    FT: West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Unsurprisingly, Raheem Sterling is already trending on Twitter after it was revealed he will ask to leave Liverpool.

  8. Stat attack

    FT: West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    A strange quirk - the four managers to defeat Mourinho this season all have names starting with P: Pardew, Pochettino, Parkinson & Pulis.

  9. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matt Harding: If Sterling goes, surely Rodgers position is under threat. Suarez, Gerrard & Sterling gone under his watch? Ouch.

    nickoluoch: Ungrateful Sterling, think he is better than he his, wont start at @Arsenal @MCFC or @ChelseaFC.

    The Earl of Jeffs: All this is great for QPR (Raheem's original club), they get a percentage of the selling fee. Sell him well, Rodgers!

  10. Manager reaction

    FT: West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    West Brom boss Tony Pulis on BBC: "We still have one more game to go but we are delighted we finished 13th. To win at Manchester United, to beat Chelsea, to draw Liverpool. Those last five games, you were thinking where are the points coming from us.

    "Chelsea helped us with Cesc Fabregas getting sent off. But they are the best team in the league by a country mile.

    "I haven't seen the red card. Until I see it, I will let you know. I don't think Jose has seen it either."

  11. Player reaction

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher on Sky Sports: "It was a great performance. Even before the red card we were frustrating Chelsea. Saido scored a fantastic goal.

    "I came here to play football. I am enjoying my football, the manager is fantastic and I am really enjoying being at the club.

    "We expected Chelsea to play the young players but they put their full strength team out. Them losing their cool plays into our hands and helps us.

    "When there is a group of players and the balls hits someone on the back of the head, it is out or order. I wasn't happy about it and I made my feelings known more than I should perhaps."

  12. Manager reaction

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    West Brom boss Tony Pulis on Sky Sports: "Our last five games looked so difficult and we were so on edge after defeats to QPR and Leicester but the lads have dug in and been wonderful.

    "We made it difficult for Chelsea and looked dangerous when we broke. Jose Mourinho asked me where I was going on holiday at the end.

    "I have managed against him twice and managed to beat him twice,. He has been very gracious in defeat. They have been worthy champions though, a fantastic football club and for people to criticise them is unbelievable. They have been the best team by a country mile this season."

  13. BreakingBREAKING NEWS

    Sterling wants to leave Liverpool

    Raheem Sterling walks ahead of a recent match

    Raheem Sterling is expected to tell Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers that he wants to leave Anfield this summer.

    The England forward has already turned down a new £100,000-a-week contract, and denied being a "money-grabber" in a BBC Sport interview last month.

    Sterling is due to meet Rodgers and Reds chief executive Ian Ayre on Friday, when he is set to tell them he wants to be sold.

    The club are determined to keep the 21-year-old, whose contract ends in 2017.

    Read more on the story here.

  14. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "This clubs seems to be the perfect fit for Tony Pulis."

  15. Post update

    FT: West Brom 3-0 Chelsea


    West Brom soaked up a lot of pressure and hit the Blues on the break. Manager Tony Pulis got his tactics spot on.

    I wonder what Jose Mourinho will have to say about Cesc Fabregas's red card though.

  16. Post update

    FT: West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Darren Fletcher leads the lap of honour

    West Brom are now having their lap of honour and, boy, are they enjoying it.

    The players have their children out with them, Tony Pulis appears to have his grandchild in his arm, and they are all smiles.

    One fan holds up a sign asking for Craig Gardner's shirt and the midfielder duly obliges.


    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho strolls over to the Chelsea fans, who have been singing throughout.

    He raises one finger as he salutes the Blues fans, puts his fist to his heart, before beckoning his players towards the away end.

    Typical Mourinho as he encourages the supporters to give his players the ovation their season's efforts deserves.

    He leaves with a thumbs up to the Baggies fans and they respond with a round of applause. Moving stuff.

  18. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "The tempo at the start of the game suited West Brom. Chelsea were moving the ball slowly and West Brom could stay organised and ensure they had men behind the ball.

    "Mourinho will be disappointed with the tempo of his team and the goals they conceded were just a little bit easy."

  19. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho and Tony Pulis embrace

    Jose Mourinho has conceded. He walks over top Tony Pulis, shakes his hand and stands on the touchline with his arm around the Baggies boss.

  20. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Nemanja Matic curls a 20-yard free kick over the bar. A pretty awful effort. Into three minutes of injury time.

  21. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Bad news for Sunderland?

    Gregory Mandapat: Sunderland will need to get a result against Arsenal because Jose and Chelsea will be out for blood after this poor display...

    Sunderland play Arsenal on Wednesday.

  22. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    West Brom have scored with both their shots on target in the second half...

    James Morrison is replaced by Chris Baird in midfield for the Baggies.

  23. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Both sets of fans still enjoying themselves. Chelsea won't let this result spoil their title celebrations. Both teams waiting for the final whistle.

  24. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Nemanja Matic's cross from the bye line is deflected into the hands of goalkeeper Boaz Myhill. Into the last six minutes and there will surely no great escape here?


    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    A desperate lunge from Juan Cuadrado on Joleon Lescott. A simple decision to show him the yellow card.

    West Brom are cantering to a win against the champions.

  26. Text us on 81111

    Duncan, Richmond: There's only one acquisition Abramovic needs to make in the summer to turn Chelsea into a European powerhouse...not Messi not Ronaldo, not Bale.....T Pulis!

  27. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Gary Cahill reacts

    For all the possession, Chelsea have had just three second-half shots.


    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Saido Berahino is embraced by manager Tony Pulis

    Here comes 18-year-old forward Izzy Brown for his first-team Chelsea debut.

    Brown signed from West Brom in 2013, after becoming the second youngest Premier League player, when he appeared for the Baggies aged just 16. He is jeered by the home fans.

    Striker Brown Ideye replaces two-goal Saido Berahino. No hat-trick for him.

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    Will you be predicting that Hull City, Newcastle United or Sunderland will be relegated?

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  30. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Jonas Olsson nutmegs Nathan Ake as West Brom show boat.

    Chelsea get the ball back but Eden Hazard shoots over from the edge of the penalty area.

  31. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea


    Chelsea's 19-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek can be pretty pleased with his efforts. He had 86 touches, the third most of any Chelsea player, with a passing accuracy of 92 per cent.

    Saido Berahino almost makes things worse for Chelsea as he blazes over from 20 yards.

  32. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Boaz Myhill has made a brilliant save there - he has had to react quickly. He did very well to get himself back across goal to make the save."


    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is replaced by fellow youngster Nathan Ake.

    From the corner, Nemanja Matic looks certain to score as the ball is flicked on to him in front of goal but his volley is brilliantly kept out by Boaz Myhill from point-blank range.

    It just isn't Chelsea's day.

  34. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    It will take some effort for Chelsea to recover from this.

    The Blues have lost all of the 31 Premier League games in which they've trailed by three or more goals.

    Jose Mourinho's only Premier defeat by three goals was against Middlesbrough in Feb 2006.

    Chelsea are still pressing but without much threat. They do have a corner though...

  35. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    No one can claim Chelsea haven't been bothered this evening.

    They look absolutely furious at this score line. Tony Pulis and West Brom have just done a job on them. Sit deep, defend well and hit them on the break. Simple.

  36. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    James Roberts: Good case to be made for this Chelsea team being the worst champions in premier league history.

    Richard Ness: Can you add West Brom to the 'Most likely to challenge Chelsea to the title next season' sidebar poll please?

    Steve Howes: Not particularly happy but I would be very unhappy if we hadnt already comfortably won the league. #doesntmatteranymore

  37. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aman Sheth: Loftus-Cheek the only player even trying. Best player by a mile.

    Graeme Hunt: Thanks very much West Brom. All you've done is make Chelsea angry for the weekend. Graeme, Sunderland fan.

    Shohidur Rahman: And to think people thought Courtois was better than De Gea. Please...........

    Eyobel gomini: My money was on Chelsea for the first time this season, they let me down BiG Time!

  38. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher is enjoying himself in the centre of midfield this evening. The type of player Manchester United could do with?

  39. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea


    Diego Costa can rarely have had a more frustrating evening.


    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Diego Costa substituted

    That is a surprise. Diego Costa leaves the field to be replaced by midfielder Juan Cuadrado. Lioc Remy will be pushed further forward now.

    Costa hasn't played since April and must be feeling it.

  41. Text us on 81111

    Matt in Kent: I've tuned in to watch Chelsea three times this season and they've lost each time, I'm an Arsenal fan, might tune in more often!

    Kamran in Watford: Chelsea haven't even turned up today. Dreadful performance, would love to see West Brom score a couple more.

    Kyle, Newcastle fan: Shocking decision not to send off Terry. Great to see the boring side getting beat No way back for them now. West Brom have been excellent all night.

    Let us know what you think on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  42. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    This is like a classic away performance from West Brom - only at home.

    Just seconds before their third goal, after a patient passing move, James Morrison had a rasping drive tipped over by Thibaut Courtois.

    Jose Mourinho will be fuming.

  43. Post update

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Chris Brunt celebrates

    "It's a lovely strike from Brunt but I think Courtois will be disappointed. Filipe Luis went out for the 2 v 1 corner but he didn't get any help. Jose Mourinho will be fuming, it was such a disorganised goal."

  44. GOAL

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea - Chris Brunt

    Chris Brunt celebrates

    What is going on here?

    Chris Brunt takes a quick corner on the left to James Morrison, he gets the ball back before cutting inside and drilling the ball home from outside the penalty area.

    Thibaut Courtois should be keeping that out.

  45. Post update

    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea


    Chelsea keep pressing....

  46. Post update

    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was brilliant from Remy, lovely feet, he wasn't quite set but he struck it sweetly. Myhill didn't move."


    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea are still dominating possession but West Brom are so well-organised, they don't look like hurting the Baggies.

    Just as I say that, Loic Remy wriggles clear before shooting low against the post from 20 yards. It is going to take something like that to beat West Brom's defence tonight.

  48. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mark Chapman


    On Twitter: Joking apart re Terry and red, that decision could have an impact on Sunderland. Could have been no Fabregas and no Terry on Sunday.

  49. Post update

    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea

    Only four WBA players have scored Premier League hat-tricks: Lukaku, Tchoyi, Earnshaw & Odemwingie.

    Saido Berahino needs just one more...

  50. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Andrews Tawiah: This looked like a game Chelsea were going to lose from start. So narrow with too many touches and passes.

    Paul Collins: Chelsea on holiday, only reason to be behind against a team who made no attempt to even beat Newcastle recently.


    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea

    Craig Gardner replaces Callum McManaman in West Brom's midfield. McManaman looks to be limping off.

  52. Coventry agree Mowbray deal

    Some news from League One - and a permanent deal for Tony Mowbray, who has agreed a two-year contract at Coventry City.

  53. Post update

    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea

    Conor McNamara

    BBC commentator

    "Chelsea are conveying with their body language that they're not panicking. They haven't downed tools yet."

  54. Post update

    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea

    Diego Costa turns one way and then another inside the penalty area. He twists and turns so much he is left looking a little inside out himself as West Brom hack the ball clear.

  55. Post update

    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho puffs his cheeks

    Chelsea are two goals behind for only the third time in a Premier League game this season (also trailed by two vs Spurs and Newcastle).

    Can they recover with just 10 men?

  56. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ash Williams: That should've been a 2nd red for Chelsea.

    Mike Thomas: You tell me why Terry didn't even get a yellow for that?

    Mark Adamoulas: That should have been a red, in contrast to 1st half. Of course, two wrongs make a right... Poor eve to be a ref!

  57. Post update

    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Saido Berahino celebrates scores his second goal

    "I don't want to see anyone get sent off but it's a clear goalscoring opportunity. He's come straight through the side of Berahino and very late. It has to be a booking at the very least. Courtois will be disappointed - he gets a good strong hand on it and could have maybe turned it round the post."

  58. Post update

    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea

    John Terry concedes a penalty

    I was the first to defend Cesc Fabregas after his red card in the first half but how didn't John Terry see red for that? The Chelsea skipper took Berahino out when he had just Thibaut Courtois to beat. To receive no card at all was just baffling.

  59. GOAL

    West Brom 2-0 Chelsea - Saido Berahino

    Saido Berahino scores a penalty

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois howls in anguish as he gets a big hand on Saido Berahino's low penalty down to his right, but he can only parry it into the net. A huge task for Chelsea now.

    Saido Berahino scores a penalty

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    John Terry cleans out Saido Berahino as the striker goes through on goal. Clear penalty but no card.

  61. KICK-OFF

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Tony Pulis

    Here we go again after Tony Pulis gives a mini team talk on the pitch.

  62. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Former West Brom striker John Hartson on Twitter: Could have Killed Brunty!

    A comment in jest I'm sure.

  63. Post update

    HT: West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    West Brom

    A look at the average positions of West Brom's players in that first half and you can see the Baggies were more than happy to play on the break.

    Here come the teams for the second half.

  64. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Peter Collins: Just to confirm, the two managers are known for dull, defensive strategies? Are we sure about this? Great match so far!

    George Hill: Is Chelsea even bothered now they have won the title? Can't see them being overly bothered on Sunday either.

  65. Post update

    HT: West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    This is only the third time this season Chelsea have been trailing at half time in the Premier League (Spurs away, Leicester away, WBA away).

    And a warning to West Brom fans, the last time the Blues were trailing at the break in the league (0-1 at Leicester) they came back to win 3-1.

  66. Post update

    HT: West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Thierry Henry holds the record for most ever assists in a Premier League season, with 20 in 2002/03. Cesc Fabregas needed two more to equal that record - you can kiss that goodbye Cesc.

    Still think the red card is harsh.... I'm on my own with that view in the office though.

  67. Text us on 81111

    Sam, Shrewsbury: Having watched the incident the only reason that was a red card was because we had 9 west brom players around the referee. Controversial???

    Tom, Cambridge: Ruben Loftus Cheek looks like a real prospect. The 3 c ' s. Cool, Calm and careful on the ball.

    Kev Mcveigh, Lancashire: No argument with the Fabregas card but McAuley was at least as bad as Costa and Olson came in pushing and jabbing at Costa WHILE THE REF WAS BOOKING Costa and got nothing.

    Steve in Warlingham: How about if our super fit macho footballers spent the evening in the pub with their mates, watching replays of how they fall about at the slightest touch, and explaining exactly how that happens...?

    Let us know what you think on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  68. Post update

    HT: West Brom 1-0 Chelsea


    Chelsea have had most of the pressure but the Baggies pose a real threat on the break.

    The Blues have had more shots, more touches and more possession. It has to be said though, they have struggled to create too many real chances.

  69. Post update

    HT: West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "The tempo of the game at the start was quite slow and suited West Brom - they started to dictate play a little bit. Diego Costa injected a bit of life into the game, but now Chelsea will have to play with ten men."


    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho storms down the tunnel with a face like thunder. His side may be champions but he won't have enjoyed that.

    Diego Costa gets a few boos from the home fans as he leaves the field.

    That was a tasty half of football wasn't it?

  71. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It's a good test for Loftus-Cheek now that Fabregas has been sent off. Can he play a more disciplined role? Can he look over his shoulder and prevent the ball being played through to Berahino?"

  72. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Surging stuff from James Morrison. He makes 60 yards as he turns defence into attack before his legs give way and he falls over.

  73. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea


    A frustrating first 45 minutes for Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Only John Terry has had fewer touches than him of Chelsea's outfield players.

    Three minutes injury time signalled.

  74. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Champagne football from the Baggies. They are playing keep-ball deep inside Chelsea's half to the delight of their home fans - who are greeting every pass with an ole. Claudio Jacob eventually fires wildly over but West Brom are enjoying themselves.

  75. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Should Cesc have seen red?

    Cesc Fabregas clashes with Wrst Brom's Darren Fletcher

    Gooner JP: You can see why he has so many assists! Pinpoint accuracy, but utter stupidity.

    Mike Thomas: It wasn't deliberate. I thought he was just kicking the ball back.

    Let us know what you think on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  76. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a lovely ball from Morrison, just inside Ivanovic. Brunt did well to get a shot away, the angle was probably against him."


    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    West Brom are hungry for more goals. Chris Brunt, who has been a nuisance all night, latches onto James Morrison's through ball but his low shot is saved well by Thibaut Courtois.

    Immediately, Chelsea break and Loic Remy's low shot is deflected wide for a corner from an angle. It comes to nothing but what a game.

  78. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

  79. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sam Kier: Reckon Cesc wanted an early holiday?

    Callum J Perry: Only difference between that and Sunday league is that he had the accuracy to hit the guy!


    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea free kick from 20 yards. Filipe Luis sets his sights, takes a couple of steps back but his strike is punched away by Boaz Myhill.

    West Brom break but Joleon Lescott gets his feet tangled at the other end and the chance is gone.

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    John Terry reacts

    Darryl, Liverpool fan in Cheshire: I'm sorry but Chelski don't like it up em to quote Dads Army .... Mourinho doesn't like decisions against his own team - that Fabregas action was a microcosm of the manager, no class at all ... Champions of the league but no wonder this team will never be loved by many

    Josh: Not that this in any way exonerates Fabregas but the whole episode could have been avoided by not showing a pair or ridiculous yellow cards to Costa and Macauley for essentially nothing.

    Mark, Berkshire: Players acting like five year old children again; typical of over paid over pampered footballers.

    Let us know what you think on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  82. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Daryl Wing: Can't condone what Fabregas did but best ball of the night by far.

    Let us know what you think on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  83. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea have reacted well. Eden Hazard looks to advance into the penalty area on the left but solid stuff from Gareth McAuley as he tackles the Belgian and wins a goal kick. Chelsea are hurting here.

  84. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Joel Fentem: Silly from Fabregas no doubt, but how on earth is that a red card.

    Peter Collins: That might just be the most stupid thing to get sent off for. Throwing the ball at the ref? I expected yellow, but red?!

    Let us know what you think on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  85. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Chelsea are going to play as a 4-4-1 now. They're going to leave Diego Costa up the pitch, he'll be the out ball, a role he knows well. Hazard might have to play a bit more defensively on the left."

  86. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    What do you reckon then? For me, that red card is harsh but seems I'm the only one thinking it. Just kicking the ball back wasn't he?

    Lively stuff now though as Diego Costa tussles with Joleon Lescott.

  87. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Cesc Fabregas knew exactly what he was doing there. He was 10, 15 yards away, and he just boots the ball into the melee of players. Absolutely mindless from Fabregas, he didn't need to get involved."

  88. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Cesc Fabreags walks off the pitch after being sent off

    Who said this match means nothing?

    As the players were scuffling inside the penalty area after Diego Costa and Gareth McAuley's clash, Cesc Fabregas opts to kick the ball into the crowd of players from about 20 yards away and onto Chris Brunt's head.

    Whether he meant it or not, he is off.


    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea - Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas is shown a red card

    Patient stuff from Chelsea on the edge of the penalty area. Fabregas, Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek passing the ball around until...

    Handbags in the penalty area as play is abruptly halted by the shrill blow of the whistle. Diego Costa is booked for clashing with Gareth McAuley.

    It is all kicking off as Cesc Fabregas sees red.

  90. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "West Brom are getting broken on far too readily from their own set plays. Tony Pulis won't like that."

  91. CLOSE!

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard reacts

    Chelsea break with lightning pace. Cesc Fabregas plays Diego Costa down the left, he pulls the ball back from the bye-line and Eden Hazard's close-range effort is deflected over the bar.

  92. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea are enjoying the better of the match now. They have had two thirds of the possession, more than twice as many passes, but are behind in the only column that matters. Goals for.

    Some showboating from Craig Dawson for West Brom as he nutmegs Nemanja Matic then Filipe Luis, before having a shot blocked for a corner. The corner is cleared.

  93. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ronaldo Burgundy: Get in! Fingers crossed that isn't a farewell goal from Berahino who is still very much a work in progress. Come on you Baggies.

    Jas Grewal: Berahino would be a good buy for Liverpool, they need that sort of striker.

  94. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I would have imagined Juan Cuadrado would have started tonight - it seemed like the perfect opportunity."

  95. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Saido Berahino is one of only six players to score 10 plus home goals in the Premier League this season.

    It was his first goal for nine Premier League games though.

  96. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Saido Berahino celebrates

    Richardinho: Berahino's goal similar to Sigurdsson's yesterday and provides a wake-up call for an uncharacteristically slow-starting Chelsea.

    KoloKK: Saido, scoring a goal that matters; when it no longer matters.

    Bit harsh that Kolo. He has got 19 this season...

  97. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Claudio Jacob is temporarily forced off the field with a bloody mouth for the Baggies. He is fine though - barring a thick lip - and will be back on.

  98. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I'm interested to see how Loftus-Cheek goes tonight. In possession, he's a wonderful technician, so gifted. But I think he was a little out of position for the goal, and if he's going to play for Mourinho, he's going to have to improve his positioning when not in possession."

  99. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea's Diego Costa is lying down on the ground in the penalty area not looking particularly happy with life. The Spain striker got the ball to feet just 10 yards from goal but, after being ushered away from goal, Chris Brunt clatters into a challenge. Fair tackle, wins the ball and the fans love it.

  100. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jeremiah Kariuki: Berahino ensuring West Brom on the scoresheet early! Courtouis caught off guard.

    James William Dingle: Wow take a bow Berahino.

  101. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea


    Not a bad start from Saido Berahino eh? Three touches, one shot, one goal. Clinical.

    Nemanja Matic fires well wide for Chelsea with a speculative 25-yard effort.

  102. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Just the start this game needed. Chelsea may have already won the title but they won't fancy being brushed aside by West Brom. They look a little bit rattled.

  103. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Conor McNamara

    BBC commentator

    "So far John Terry has played every league minute for Chelsea. Gary Pallister in 1992/93 is the only outfield player in Premier League history who has played every minute for the champions."

  104. Post update

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Jose Mourinho watches on from the bench

    "Good finish from Berahino but it's far too easy for me. Loftus-Cheek could have got out quicker to make the challenge, Berahino just has time to turn and guide the shot into the bottom corner."

  105. GOAL

    West Brom 1-0 Chelsea - Saido Berahino

    Saido Berahino celebrates

    Stunning. Chris Brunt feeds the ball in to Joleon Lescott on the left, he passes sideways to Saido Berahino, who swivels before curling home his 19th goal of the season into the top corner from 20 yards. A brilliant strike.

  106. CLOSE!

    West Brom 0-0 Chelsea

    At the other end, Cesc Fabregas slaloms in and out like a skier before forcing a save from Boaz Myhill from inside the penalty area.

  107. Post update

    West Brom 0-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "That's what I want from Callum McManaman. It was a lovely first touch to skip past Filipe Luis and it took a good save from Courtois. McManaman is one of those players who has got to step up his level in the Premier League."

  108. GREAT SAVE!

    West Brom 0-0 Chelsea

    West Brom are well on top.

    Callum McManaman picks the ball up inside the Chelsea penalty area, goes outside his man, before flashing a low shot that is deflected wide by Thibaut Courtois's knees.

  109. Post update

    West Brom 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea playing in the yellow away kit, with West Brom sporting their white tops with blue shirts. Doesn't have the same feel as their traditional home stripes.

    Chance for Chris Brunt to curl a free-kick into the penalty but the ever-dependable John Terry heads clear.

  110. Post update

    West Brom 0-0 Chelsea

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Darren Fletcher and Cesc Fabregas

    "Tony Pulis has got West Brom playing as a well-organised side. They're difficult to break down, difficult to play through. In many ways it's similar to what Mourinho has done at Chelsea."

  111. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Baggiesguy: Last game in this horrendous home shirt. Bring back the stripes next season.

  112. Post update

    West Brom 0-0 Chelsea

    West Brom on the attack early on as Chris Brunt receives the ball in space on the left. Saido Berahino is waiting in the box but the cross is poor, hits the front man and is cleared.

  113. Manager viewpoint

    West Brom v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    West Brom boss Tony Pulis: "The players have worked so, so hard trying to form a stronger bond on and off the pitch. Fortunately it has worked out well for us and West Brom will have Premier League football next season, which is so important to us."

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: "Diego Costa wants to play and I want players who take some responsibility. For me I would keep him working without playing until the end of the season. He almost begged me to play him."

  114. LINE-UPS

    West Brom 0-0 Chelsea

    West Brom XI: Myhill; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Lescott; Brunt, Fletcher, Yacob, Morrison, McManaman; Berahino. Subs: Rose, Wisdom, Baird, Mulumbu, Gardner, Anichebe, Ideye.

    Chelsea XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Filipe Luis; Loftus-Cheek, Matic; Remy, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa. Subs: Blackman, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Ake, Mikel, Cuadrado, Brown.

  115. KICK-OFF

    West Brom 0-0 Chelsea

    Game on.

  116. Post update

    West Brom v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Jose Mourinho

    A moody-looking Jose Mourinho is hanging around in the tunnel, leaning against the wall. Not exactly sure why. He looks as though he has lost something.

    That explains it. Tony Pulis walks past and Mourinho gives him a big bear hug before they walk out together. Lovely.

  117. Stat attack

    West Brom v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Chelsea players walk out

    Here are a few stats on tonight's match.

    Tony Pulis has won only one of his 12 Premier League matches as a manager against Chelsea (D2, L9), when his Crystal Palace team won 1-0 at Selhurst Park in March 2014.

    Chelsea need one more goal to set a new club Premier League record for most away goals in a season. Their current tally of 37 equals 2004-05.

    West Brom have conceded a league-high 20 goals from set pieces this season (including penalties). However, only Arsenal (21) have scored more set-piece goals than the Baggies (20).

  118. Post update

    West Brom v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    The teams are on the steep steps leading to the pitch, here they come.

    West Brom greet Chelsea with a guard of honour. That must grate.

    Fingers crossed we have a match of flowing football to come. They may as well play with some freedom - they have nothing to play for.

  119. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mic'd up on matchday?

    JSP: Mic up the 4th officials. See how much abuse they get from the managers when a decision goes against their respective team.

    Martin Thetford: The referee. Football could learn a lot from rugby...

    Who would you like to see mic'd up in a football match? Let us know on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  120. Brilliant Belgian

    West Brom v Chelsea (20:00 BST)


    Not a bad signing eh? The Belgian has scored 36 goals and assisted 26 more in his first 99 league starts for the Blues. He has also scored once as a sub.

  121. Post update

    West Brom v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Some great pre-match tunes being belted out at The Hawthorns. A bit of Manic Street Preachers, some madness and some ..... erm Locomtion from Kylie Minogue.

    A couple of Chelsea fans sporting Cesc Fabregas masks too...

  122. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mic'd up on matchday?

    Ian Muir: Mic up Suarez Chiellini and Evra for Champ League final. Could get a mouthful.

    Angus Saul: Forget 'mic-ing up' - give Ian Holloway his own fly-on-the-wall reality TV show. He'd be the new Mike Bassett.

    Who would you like to see mic'd up in a football match? Let us know on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  123. "Nauseating style of play"

    A former Chelsea manager is also celebrating winning a title this season - although it seems he isn't universally popular.

    Zenit St Petersburg coach Andre Villas-Boas employs a "nauseating" style of play that is "anti-football", claims one of the club's former players.

    The ex-Chelsea and Tottenham boss, 37, has led Zenit to the Russian Premier League in his first full season there.

    Yet Boris Chukhlov, who won the Soviet title with Zenit in 1984, also claims Villas-Boas is not good enough to manage a top European club. Chelsea fans might not disagree.

  124. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mic'd up on matchday?

    Harry G Henderson: I'd like to see JT mic'd up, maybe other English defenders will learn how to marshal a defence!

    Elliot Leaver: Mike Ashley to be mic'd up - be interesting to see what he actually KNOWS about football.

    Let us know your suggestions on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via theBBC Sport Facebook page.

  125. Fair play or not?

    West Brom v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Europe's next generation of players probably won't be too chuffed to hear the latest from Michel Platini today.

    Uefa's president said European football's governing body is preparing to relax the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules it introduced in 2011 to stop clubs from overspending.

    Less chance for kids to break through perhaps?

  126. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Conor McNamara

    BBC commentator


    The view from @bbc5live's commentary position at The Hawthorns. I'm with Kevin Kilbane for #WBA v #CFC.

  127. What defined the Spanish title race?


    Another team to dominate their domestic league this season was Barcelona - who secured the La Liga title with a game to spare.

    BBC Sport take a look what defined the Spanish title race. Have a read here.

  128. Text us on 81111

    Mic'd up on matchday?

    Kevin in Dunstable: Mic up every Ref. Not only could they explain their decisions, but it would cut out the abuse players say to them.

    Rich in Cov: No point in 'mic-ing' anyone up. They cant string 2 coherent words together. You know what I mean, yeah, like.

    Let us know on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  129. Map your route to glory

    Just a quick reminder that you have 15 minutes to submit your predictions for tonight's match between WBA and Chelsea on the BBC Sport Predictor Game.

    Lawro is predicting a 1-1 draw and 2-0 to Chelsea is currently the fans' favourite choice - have your say here.

  130. In the Baggies' defence

    West Brom v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    West Brom stats graphic
  131. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mic'd up on matchday?

    Tonight we're asking you who in football you'd like to see mic'd up...

    Aussie: Sir Michael Joseph McCarthy. However would need to be post watershed.

    jason fuller: Gonna be honest, might be best not to as footballers swear a lot.

    Let us know on Twitter at #bbcfootball, on text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  132. Give him an award...

    West Brom v Chelsea (20:00 BST)