The Way The Game Shaped Up-
West Brom will face Chelsea on Saturday at Hawthorns in the 12th round of match of the Premier League. Both teams will try to win the match due to different reasons. The positions of the two teams in the League Table are also very much different as West Brom are fighting to avoid the relegation while Chelsea are fighting to close the gap with Manchester City.
West Brom are currently situated at the 16th place in the League Table with 10 Points from 11 encounters so far in the Premier League. They had lost the previous encounter against Huddersfield Town with a margin of 1-0. They will he be keen to get at least one point from this difficult match against Chelsea to boost up their confidence level for the rest of the season.
Chelsea are currently situated at the 4th position in the League Table with 19 Points from 11 encounters so far. The win against Manchester United with a brilliant goal of Alvaro Morata had given them the mental boost up that was much required. They will be keen to get a win here to be in the top four positions in the Premier League.
Team News :
West Brom :
West Bromwich Albion will miss the service of Craig Dawson and James Morrison in the match vs Chelsea. Otherwise they will have the full strength squad available for this match.
Foster will start in the West Brom Goal while Nyom, Hegazi, Evans and Gibbs will be in the defense for them in the match against Chelsea. McClean, Krychowiak, Barry, Livermore and Phillips will be the possible 5 midfielders chosen for this match while Rondon will be the lone striker at the upfront of the field for West Brom.
Tiemoue Bakayoko has received an Injury during training at Cobham during the International Break. David Luiz and Michy Batshuayi will not be available due to injuries. Victor Moses is also closing the date of return but not in a match fit condition.
Thibaut Courtois will start in Chelsea Goal in this match. Azpilicueta, Christensen and Gary Cahill are the three expected defenders to start in central defense. Zappacosta and Alonso will play in two wing-back positions. Fabregas and Kante are expected to take place in the heart of the midfield while Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and Pedro are expected to lead the Chelsea attack from the upfront.
My Predicted Eleven :
West Brom : (4-5-1)
Goalkeeper : Foster.
Defenders : Nyom, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs.
Midfielders : McClean, Krychowiak, Barry, Livermore, Phillips.
Attackers : Rondon
Goalkeeper : Courtois
Defenders : Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill.
Midfielders : Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso.
Attackers : Pedro, Morata, Hazard.
My Score Prediction :
West Brom 2-4 Chelsea
Editor’s View: Must Win Match
After Spurs lost to Arsenal, it becomes important that Chelsea win this one and keep pushing upwards and cut down the gap between them and City. If they drop any points in the match, the advantage at the top of the table will be thrown back again in the Citizens court.
The Blues are leading by 3 goals to nil, thus far and it should be a piece of cake now, with City leading Leicester by a single goal.