Champion Chelsea Blasted by the Baggies
It was one of those what the hell, people bought tickets kind of outings.
Chelsea's millionaires had already wrapped up the Premiership title, and West Bromwich Albion were out of relegation danger, but that damn fixture list had already been posted to season-ticket holders and the like.
So, both sides shrugged, took the pitch, and in a considerate nod to the hometown Midlands crowd, the Blues laid down, 3-0, to those bountiful Baggies.
Thus, gate receipts and broadcast rights in pocket, the show got on the road.
Didn't take long for Saido Berahino to make himself at home ... at home:
That’s how to perform when the transfer window's about to open, dude.
Then came a moment of madness from Cesc Fàbregas, who's usually known for producing moments of magic on the pitch. But not in this match ...
More accurate than his kick. Probably wanted to make certain his shower would have warm water.
Chelsea were sure to go downhill after that, and they did.
Could've been two down after this tackle but referee decided not to.
Terry was probably well aware of how long Fàbregas can take in the shower.
Full marks to the announcer for sounding excited. The 'keeper reacted as if he had a chance.
Chris Brunt ultimately showed he was capable of more than having a face that Fàbregas could target:
Would it surprise anyone if that clip wasn't a slo-mo replay?
Usually, Thibaut Courtois is quite sound between the sticks.
But, he's on holiday, too.