West Bromwich Albion vs. Chelsea: 6 Things We Learned

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West Bromwich Albion vs. Chelsea: 6 Things We Learned
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Those who always trumpet the “November slump” theory for Chelsea just might be onto something.

With Thanksgiving just four days away, the only win the Blues have had so far this month came on a last-second header by Victor Moses to beat Shakhtar Donetsk, 3-2 in their UEFA Champions League group stage game on November 7 in Ukraine.

Now it’s not the end of the world. Saturday’s 2-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns was just Chelsea’s first loss of the month and the team is actually 1-2-1 so far this November.

Whether there is some kind of “November slump,” if it’s because the planet Mercury is in retrograde until November 26 or of it’s simply a matter of constantly having to play tough teams that always give you their best game, Chelsea does seem to be in some kind of royal blue funk.

Here are six things I took away from Saturday’s game.

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