Team news and more ahead of Premier League fixture


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Chelsea play host to West Brom on Saturday hoping to continue their impressive unbeaten run under Thomas Tuchel.

The Blues have yet to taste defeat following the German’s arrival in January, progressing into the latter stages of the Champions League and FA Cup and breaking into the Premier League’s top four.

West Brom head into the game as huge underdogs given their struggles this season, with Sam Allardyce’s side now ten points off safety.

For Chelsea, this should be a fairly routine victory, though Tuchel will certainly have warned his players of the potential for complacency.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game:

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When is the match?

The game kicks off at 12:30pm BST on Saturday, 3 April.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1. Subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.

Team news

Chelsea could welcome back Tammy Abraham after the striker’s return to training before the international break. Thiago Silva, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante are doubts, while Callum Hudson-Odoi picked up shoulder problem on duty with the England Under-21s.

West Brom will be without midfielder Conor Gallagher, ineligible to play against his parent club. Kieran Gibbs is also a doubt having been absent through injury since January.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Havertz, Werner

West Brom: Johnstone; Furlong, O’Shea, Bartley, Townsend, Yokuslu, Phillips, Livermore, Maitland-Niles, Costa, Diagne

Odds

Chelsea: 2/9

Draw: 11/2

West Brom: 16/1

Prediction

It’s hard to envision anything other than a comfortable Chelsea win here. Tuchel’s team are on a formidable run and have got into the habit of keeping clean sheets, so they should have far too much for their lowly opponents. Chelsea 3-0 West Brom.



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