- Category: Premier League
Chelsea achieve the first victory this season after turned hard West Brom to the "Stamford Bridge" with 2-1 in the second round of the Premier League.
The French star of "blue" Nicolas Anelka (53) and Florent Malouda (83) brought the first three points of the new manager Andre Villa-Boash after the break.
The Blues were up against it from the start, as Shane Long stole the ball from Alex on the halfway line and ran through to beat stand-in goalkeeper Hilario in the fourth minute. Chelsea offered little in attack and Salomon Kalou bore the brunt of manager Andre Villas-Boas' anger as he was hauled off in the 34th minute.
After the break though, the Blues were a different team and did not have to wait long as Nicolas Anelka took advantage of some sloppy defending to hammer a deflected shot past Ben Foster. With around ten minutes to do, substitute Florent Malouda then stole in at the back post to net the winner after a good cross from Jose Bosingwa.
Peter Odemwingie's arrival sparked the Baggies back into action and the Nigerian was guilty of a terrible miss as a long cross found him six yards out, but his volley found Hilario's hands and the Blues hung on for the win.