SOCCER

Chelsea vs West Brom

Chelsea are without midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is suspended after his red card at Watford.Wing-back Marcos Alonso is probably going to return subsequent to missing that diversion, however Andreas Christensen could again be sidelined with a hamstring strain.

West Brom’s Jonny Evans should begin in guard in the wake of shaking off a back issue.

Left-back Kieran Gibbs and midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak could likewise come back from hamstring wounds.

MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES

Jonathan Pearce: “Antonio Conte is in an unenviable position. Regardless of whether he wins this trio of enormous home amusements more than nine days, incorporating Hull in the FA Cup and Barcelona, he’s a dead man strolling.

“It’s out of line. He’s proficient, amiable, enthusiastic and direct. The legislative issues stink.

“West Brom have only three focuses from seven amusements against top-six sides and haven’t won at Chelsea since 1983.

“Alan Pardew has eight focuses from 12 alliance matches – two less than his ancestor Tony Pulis oversaw in his last 12 at The Hawthorns. In any case, the new Baggies manager can make history by turning into the primary man to win at Chelsea with three Premier League clubs.

“On the off chance that he does that, Conte won’t not make the end of the week.”

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY

Chelsea supervisor Antonio Conte: “We need to attempt to stop this terrible run and get three focuses against West Brom.

“It won’t be simple, the certainty isn’t high yet we need to confide in our work and football.

“I am not thinking for just a single minute the likelihood of leaving from this club. My dedication and the players are absolutely for this club.”

West Bromwich Albion chief Alan Pardew: “We are clearly under strain since we are base of the group.

“I think you will see a considerable measure of battle on the contribute terms of two groups urgent to get focuses and turn a tad of a corner for Chelsea and us to get an outcome that may be the lift that we require.

“I know Chelsea extremely well. I have watched them from a far distance. They have troublesome periods yet they do come through them and I have extraordinary regard for the chief and I figure he will come through it – no issue.”

LAWRO’S PREDICTION

The Blues had a terrible thrashing at Watford last Monday, which implies individuals are discussing them being in emergency however I believe that is a touch of a distortion, and I would positively back them to win this amusement.

Forecast: 2-0

Lawro’s full forecasts v humorist Rhys James.

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MATCH FACTS

Straight on

Chelsea have lost only one of their last 10 Premier League diversions against West Brom (W6, D3).

Albion are winless in 13 top-flight away matches at Stamford Bridge since a 3-1 triumph in September 1978 (D2, L11). Cyrille Regis scored that day for the guests.

West Brom’s last win at Chelsea was a 1-0 League Cup triumph in 1983.

Chelsea

Chelsea could lose consecutive Premier League home recreations out of the blue since November 2011.

They have lost back to back class recreations by at least three objectives out of the blue since October 1995.

The Blues have lost six class recreations this season, one more than they did in the entire of the 2016-17 title-winning effort.

Antonio Conte could lose three sequential alliance diversions out of the blue since November 2009, when he was accountable for Atlanta.

Cesc Fabregas is one objective short of 50 in the Premier League.

Be that as it may, Fabregas has neglected to score against West Brom in 10 Premier League appearances.

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom have gathered one win from their previous 24 Premier League amusements (D11, L12).

Their record of three alliance wins this season is the most exceedingly bad in England’s best four levels.

They have 20 less focuses than at this stage last season.

The Baggies have likewise lost 18 focuses from winning positions this season, more than some other side.

Albion’s just group win on their movements this season came in their first away amusement – 1-0 at Burnley in August.

Alan Pardew could turn into the main administrator in Premier League history to win at Stamford Bridge with three unique clubs.

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