• Albion 0 - 4 Chelsea, 20.01.2018

    Despite seeming to be over as a contest after just 5 minutes, this just might have developed into a bloody great game of football. Rotten luck and referee Jon Moss conspired to prevent that happening, and the Albion ultimately succumbed to what looks a drubbing.

    Chris Hughton surprised everyone by deviating from his usual rigid formation – a host of personnel changes to suit a new system, based around 3 centre backs. Different ideas are great, though at two goals down in a flash, you wondered if the players had any idea what they were meant to be doing. New record signing Jürgen Locadia, presented to the Amex before kick-off, must have wondered what the hell he’d signed up for.