5. Chelsea are back – but not firing fully
This game had everything. A missed penalty, red card, drama, goals and nail biting stuff as West Brom refused to give up and twice pegged back Chelsea.
But what this told us was that Chelsea are far from their best – but won’t give up without a fight.
They have a wonderful spirit which is the reason why they held on. But they don’t look sharp enough – nowhere near, in fact.
That could possibly still be a lingering hangover from their exhausting pre-season. Or they need more reinforcements. They’re not their usual selves. But we’re kidding ourselves if we think they’ll give up without a fight.