Predicted Chelsea Lineup To Face West Bromwich Albion
Antonio Conte’s Chelsea have a chance to seal the Premier League trophy when they travel to the Hawthorns this weekend. The Blues are currently 7 points better off Tottenham who are 2nd right now. And with just 3 games to go, a victory in this game for Chelsea will seal their second league title in 3 years.
However, it will not be easy against a well-drilled West Brom side, who have found consistency, even against top sides this season. Placed at 8th spot in the points table, Tony Pulis will want his team to finish as high as possible and will go for the kill.
Chelsea have no new injury issues to worry about ahead of this game. N Golo Kante missed the previous game with a thigh injury and will be assessed ahead of this game.
Probable Chelsea XI:
Manager: Antonio Conte
GK – Thibaut Courtois
After an easy game against Middlesbrough, the Belgian shot stopper will hope to have a similar game this weekend.
CB – Cesar Azpilicueta
The Spaniard has been one of the most consistent defenders for Chelsea in recent times and should play on the right side of the back three.
CB – David Luiz
Though he has had some nervy moments in the last couple of games, Luiz has been solid this season and should keep his place at the heart of the Chelsea defence.
CB – Gary Cahill
The English centre-back has been consistent for Chelsea this season and will be a tough man to beat. Should start alongside Luiz.
RWB – Victor Moses
The first-choice wing-back for Conte has been exceptional this season and will be a threat on the wing for Chelsea.
CM – Cesc Fabregas
The Spaniard has been the creative force for Chelsea against stubborn teams and they might need him to be at his best to get all three points from this tie.
CM – Nemanja Matic
With Kante still not fully fit, Matic may have to act as the deepest midfielder for the second game running.
LWB – Marcos Alonso
Got himself onto the score sheet in the previous game and will be full of confidence on this trip to the Hawthorns.
RW – Pedro
The Spaniard produced a stunner a couple of weeks ago to win a tight contest and Conte will hope that he comes up with something similar if the Baggies set out to frustrate them.
LW – Eden Hazard
Was in the mood against Middlesbrough and Conte will want him to have a similar effect in this tie against West Brom.
ST – Diego Costa
Though he is not in great form of late, Costa is an important part of the Chelsea attack and needs to be kept quiet if the Baggies are to take anything from this game.