Things have gone about as well as one would usually expect for a freezing Tuesday night somewhere in England.
Factor in Chelsea's troubles as of late at the Hawthorns, and the 0-0 half time score is probably not surprising. The goalless situation isn't unique on this night; it matches the scoreline in all three of the other Premier League matches.
West Brom are sitting back in their own half, letting Chelsea pass it around in defense. When we do work it up (and not via the long ball, which has not paid any dividends whatsoever), West Brom drop back and have kept their shape well. While Samuel Eto'o has combined well enough with Eden Hazard, we have yet to work a truly clear goal scoring opportunity. Gary Cahill did have a decent penalty shout in added-on time, except for the part where he didn't protest at all despite being completely bowled over in the penalty area.
We are dominating possession, corners, and most other stats,
but it's all even in the one place that truly counts.
Must do better.
AND THEN RIGHT ON CUE, BRANISLAV IVANOVIC SCORES WITH THE FINAL TOUCH OF THE FIRST HALF. 1-0. Still, must do better in the second half.