Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion: 6 Things We Learnt

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Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion: 6 Things We Learnt
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Chelsea players celebrate with Demba BA after his goal gave them victory over West Bromwich Albion.

Demba Ba's strike was enough to give Chelsea a 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Senegalese frontman struck after 28 minutes to give the Blues a much-needed three points in a week where the spotlight had been thrust upon the club for all the wrong reasons.

Despite securing a quarter-final meeting against Manchester United after a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, all the talk leading into their meeting against West Brom was focused on Rafa Benitez's rant after the Boro game (via BBC Sport).

Would the Spaniard be the target of more vitriolic diatribes from the Chelsea crowd? How would the players react? Would the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge improve or regress further? Would he even be manager?

Well, a 1-0 victory went some way to helping Benitez's cause, with all these questions and more answered. Bleacher Report looks at six things we learnt from this outing.

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