Sam Allardyce reveals he targeted Chelsea goalkeeper and managed to profit a winning from this quest
West Brom’s victory over a once unbeaten Thomas Tuchel Chelsea side remains a shocker for both teams.
But the Baggies Manager has taken his time out to pinpoint how he managed to penetrate using Chelsea‘s weakest point.
Edouard Mendy having kept lots of clean sheets prior to the Saturday’s early kickoff shockingly let past 5 goals from the visitors.
Although, Thiago Silva‘s early send off served a major blow to Chelsea’s defensive structure but Sam Allardyce claims Edouard Mendy was the main Chelsea problem.
Speaking to Talksport, the West Bromwich Albion manager said; ‘That’s why we played two split up front with Matheus Pereira and Mbaye.
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‘The press worked very, very well and there is something with their goalkeeper who can be rash.
‘He can rush out. If you saw the first goal we scored, he came dashing to the edge of his box and didn’t get anywhere near.
‘So we felt every time it went back to the goalie we’d put him under pressure as well.
‘Of course, that gave us good opportunities and then obviously you could say the sending off helped, playing against 10 men, but you’ve still got to beat what is a very good side.
‘The quality of our finishing in the end is something I’ve been looking for for a long time.
‘It’s cost us many points by our poor finishing but on Saturday it was absolutely spot on.
‘The quality of the finishes and the buildup was absolutely brilliant.’