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West Brom handed Chelsea beating

helsea bounced back from the disappointment of their European exit to record a morale-boosting 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

sports Updated: Apr 17, 2011 01:55 IST

Chelsea bounced back from the disappointment of their European exit to record a morale-boosting 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti must have feared the worst after Peter Odemwingie fired the Baggies ahead on 17 minutes.

But the team, which had Fernando Torres on the bench, responded swiftly, scoring three times through Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Frank Lampard to lead 3-1 at half-time and earned three points.

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