West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

West Bromwich Albion face Chelsea at The Hawthorns on 18/11/17 as Tony Pulis’ men look to end their winless streak against the reigning Premier League champions. West Brom lost 1-0 to Huddersfield Town in their last outing, while Chelsea were 1-0 winners over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

West Brom are in dismal form at present, lacking in ideas up front which certainly won’t help their cause against a Chelsea team that have kept back-to-back clean sheets in their previous two wins. I’m going for a Chelsea win and could see them making it three consecutive clean sheets in the process.

Chelsea win - 11/20
Chelsea win to nil - 7/5

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Chelsea

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against West Bromwich Albion

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

West Bromwich Albion Form Guide

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo

West Bromwich Albion

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
D A

07-08-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 7 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

24-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Mansfield Town Team Logo Mansfield Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

14-09-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

18-09-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
L A

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 7 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-08-2018

Champions Cup

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 5 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

26-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. L

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo PAOK Thessaloniki FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

23-09-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

West Bromwich Albion Preview

Tony Pulis’ brand of football appears to finally be wearing on West Brom supporters after another toothless attacking display saw the Baggies fall to a 1-0 defeat away to Huddersfield Town. Lining up with a 3-5-2 formation, West Brom started with eight prominently defensively-minded players, leaving Hal Robson-Kanu and Jay Rodriguez as the only recognised attacking options. They were ultimately defeated by a piece of magic from the Terriers, as winger Rajiv van La Parra found the top corner from 25 yards out right on the stroke of half-time. Even a red card to Huddersfield defender Christopher Schindler couldn’t aid West Brom in their cause to pick up the three points, as Huddersfield held out to move into the top half of the Premier League table. The Baggies meanwhile are now just a point above the relegation zone, as Pulis looks to avoid the first Premier League relegation of his career. With no wins in their last ten games, they are desperately out of form at this moment in time, losing their last three in a row which has really put the pressure on Pulis, who is second-favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club. However, a win against the reigning champions would give a huge boost for the club and potentially give the manager extra time to help get them out of their current predicament.

West Bromwich Albion Team News

Craig Dawson (knee) and James Morrison (achilles) are both ruled out for West Brom this weekend.

Chelsea Preview

Following their Champions League nightmare in Rome, Chelsea responded in perfect fashion as they defeated Manchester United 1-0 at home to move to within a point of Jose Mourinho’s side. In what was a predictably cagey affair, neither side created a real glut of chances but Chelsea’s goal came from a familiar source in a familiar method. Cesar Azpilicueta crossed for Alvaro Morata, as the latter excellently headed past David de Gea in what proved to be the fifth occasion this season in which the Spaniards have combined, allowing the striker to score his seventh goal of the season. As a result, Chelsea still sit 4th in the Premier League table, just a point behind both United and Tottenham Hotspur ahead of them, while Manchester City remain nine points clear of the champions. Antonio Conte’s men have responded well to their back-to-back defeats to City and Crystal Palace in the Premier League, winning three in a row since as they look to get their title defence back on track. Though they may not yet consider this season a success at present, they are only three points worse off than they were at this stage last season, highlighting just how much football there still is to play. Now returning to the ground where they won the Premier League title, Conte will hope his side can inflict more misery on this West Brom team.

Chelsea Team News

Gary Cahill (back), Victor Moses (hamstring) Tiemoue Bakayoko (muscle), Eden Hazard (knock) and Michy Batshuayi (foot) will all be assessed before this clash.

West Bromwich Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chelsea Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea Sidelined Players

West Bromwich Albion
7 James Morrison Injured
25 Craig Dawson Injured
Chelsea
15 Victor Moses Injured
23 Michy Batshuayi Injured
17 Charly Musonda Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ben Foster 193 79
6 CD Jonny Evans 188 79
23 CD Gareth McAuley 191 70
26 CD Ahmed Hegazy 194 95
10 LM Matthew Phillips 183 75
8 CM Jake Livermore 180 76
18 CM Gareth Barry 183 79
3 RM Kieran Gibbs 178 70
20 CM Grzegorz Krychowiak 186 83
9 CF Jose Salomon Rondon 186 86
19 CF Jay Rodriguez 185 80
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Thibaut Courtois 199 91
27 CD Andreas Christensen 188 78
28 CD Cesar Azpilicueta 178 70
24 CD Gary Cahill 193 86
21 LM Davide Zappacosta 185 70
4 CM Cesc Fabregas 180 76
7 CM N'Golo Kante 168 68
14 CM Tiemoue Bakayoko 185 77
3 RM Marcos Alonso 188 85
10 AM Eden Hazard 173 76
9 CF Alvaro Morata 189 82