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Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion Match Preview
Chelsea will look to arrest their recent sliding form when they take on West Brom in the Premier League. This Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion encounter will be played at the Stamford Bridge on Monday, February 12, so check out our Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion prediction and betting tips.
The defending champions have been muscled out of the Premier League title race long time ago. It now seems even staying in the top-four could be a challenge for the Blues. A win for Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal 1-0 in this round means that Chelsea start this encounter outside the top four, at fifth (50 Pts, W15, D5, L6). They remain just one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool, ahead of the Reds’ encounter with Southampton. With manager Antonio Conte under pressure for results and in constant altercation with the management, the Blues need a win in this Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion encounter. The pressure is because of the fact that the hosts have lost three of their last four matches, winning just one, in all competitions.
West Bromwich Albion
West Brom, on the other hand, have had a curious season. The Baggies started the season with two successive wins and after that in their next 24 games, they have picked just one win. They remain rooted to the bottom of the table after 26 games ahead of this Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion (20 pts, W3, D11, L12). They come into this match on the back of two losses in their last three matches, the other being a draw. Their away form is better than only Stoke in the league and they remain winless on the road in their last 12 games (D4, L8). Not just that, the Baggies have managed to keep their opponents silent in only two games away from home in their 13 matches. It is important to know the bookmaker predictions and tips before you bet. You can get such guidance, strategies, and important sport news from many bookmaker review sites such as Betenemy.
Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion H2H
Chelsea come into this encounter with a very positive recent record against West Brom, having lost only once in their last seven encounters (W5, D1).
Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion Team News
For Chelsea, Tiemoue Bakayoko is suspended for this encounter while Andreas Christensen and Pedro are out of contention. Marcos Alonso, Alvaro Morata, and Ross Barkley are also injury concerns.
West Brom will not have Nacer Chadli and James Morrison for this encounter while Jonny Evans and Kieran Gibbs are expected to return for this game.
Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion Probable Line-ups
Chelsea XI: Courtois (GK), Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Giroud.
West Bromwich Albion XI: Foster (GK), Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Phillips, Krychowiak, Barry, Brunt, Gibbs, Sturridge, Rodriguez.
Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion Prediction
If ever there is any better time to face Chelsea, it is this. The Blues are in the worst form of the season and would do well with a win. It may not be easy for them as the Baggies are desperate for points to get them out of the relegation zone. However, that is no guarantee for the Blues to pick up a win in this encounter. The porous defence of both the sides makes us back the option and prediction “both teams to score”. Chelsea have gifted goals to defenders in their last two games and that could once again be the case in this encounter. West Brom’s Ahmed Hegazi could be that guy!