Premier League Results: Score, Match Analysis and Highlights from the Fixture between Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, March 02, 2013. Includes Video Highlights for U.S. viewers (as available).
Result: Chelsea 1 – 0 West Bromwich Albion
Location: Stamford Bridge – Chelsea
|Chelsea – 1||West Brom – 0|
|Demba Ba 28’|
Chelsea put in a very solid outing despite only scoring one goal in the first half. Possession was rather equal, but Chelsea did much more with theirs. Chelsea managed to get 24 shots with 9 on target compared to West Brom’s 7 shots and 3 on target. Chelsea also had 85% passing accuracy and 75% in their opponent’s half. West Brom was 80% and 70% in Chelsea’s half.
I would say that this was the sort of match that Chelsea and Benitez needed. They needed to go out and put in a solid effort to, more or less, grind out a win and stay in the hunt for a top three finish. With Tottenham set to play tomorrow Chelsea are currently in third just one point ahead of Spurs.
Demba Ba first half opener: