Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has praised the character Chelsea showed to rescue a point against West Brom at the weekend but insists Frank Lampard’s side are ‘going nowhere’ if they continue to give away chances.
Chelsea endured a nightmare opening half an hour as Callum Robinson’s double and Kyle Bartley’s 27th-minute effort gave the Baggies a three-goal advantage at the Hawthorns.
Mason Mount’s stunning long-range strike gave the Blues a glimmer of hope just after half-time and Callum Hudson-Odoi’s goal ensured the comeback was well and truly on with 20 minutes remaining of the Premier League clash.
The visitors looked to have come up short as the clock wound down but Tammy Abraham pounced on a loose ball and beat Sam Johnstone to level up the scoreline at the death.
Discussing the thrilling encounter on Matchday Live, ex-Chelsea striker Hasselbaink said: ‘It’s a big step but you don’t want to become a team that just reacts after the event.
‘You want to become a team that does it straight away.
‘They needed to react in this manner, they did, it was always about that first goal – can you get it as quickly as possible and then you will make them nervous. They did get it.
‘And, yes, there were better in the second half, the intensity was higher but it’s still a working progress.
‘Giving chances away needs to stop otherwise you’re going nowhere.’
Hasselbaink added: ‘From a West Brom perspective, you don’t think you’re going to get any points from this match.
‘So to get one point is still good for them.’
Lampard’s men then take on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge next weekend where they will be looking to pick up their second win of the Premier League campaign.