West Brom boss Allardyce names major Chelsea weakness

West Brom boss, Sam Allardyce, has identified a key weakness in Chelsea after Saturday’s win.

The Baggies inflicted a first defeat in Thomas Tuchel since his arrival in the Premier League back in January.

And they did so in some fashion, smashing the Blues 5-2 at Stamford Bridge with two goals each from Mattheus Pereira and Callum Robinson.

Allardyce has named Edouard Mendy as the weak link in the Blues side, insisting the former Rennes star was “rash”.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Allardyce said: “Letting them play out from the back for the goalkeeper would be a mistake.

“That may have been a tactic we used later in the game but if it works try and keep doing it for as long as possible.

“That’s why we played two splits upfront with Mateus Pereira and Mbaye Diagne. The press worked very, very well and there is something with their goalkeeper, who can be rash, he can rush out.

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“If you saw the first goal we scored, he came dashing to the edge of his box and didn’t get anywhere near.

“We felt every time we went back to the goal and we put him under pressure that gave us good opportunities.

“Obviously you could say the sending off helped, playing against ten men, but you’ve got to beat what’s still a very good side.”—-

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