West Brom vs. Chelsea: Premier League – Match Preview

Chelsea will secure the 2016-17 Premier League title with a win away at West Brom on Friday evening.

The Baggies have struggled towards the end of the season, although they did earn a decent point away at Burnley.

Two Sam Vokes goals denied them all three points in a surprisingly entertaining fixture.

Chelsea were too strong for Middlesbrough, with the result meaning the visitors were relegated from the Premier League.

Goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic means the title is within touching distance.

Enhanced match odds

Chelsea to beat West Brom: 5/1 with Betfair*

Chelsea to beat West Brom: 5/1 with Paddy Power*

Chelsea to beat West Brom: 5/1 with 888 Sport*

Chelsea to beat West Brom: 25/1 with Betfair*

Chelsea to beat West Brom: 25/1 with Paddy Power*

Premier League form: West Brom W0 D1 L4; Chelsea W4 D0 L1
Premier League top scorers
West Brom – Salomon Rondon 8 goals
Chelsea – Diego Costa 20 goals

Match history
The two fixtures last year saw nine goals scored, with Chelsea edging a five goal thriller at the Hawthorns.

Costa’s late winner was the difference earlier in the season, with the Blues recording a narrow 1-0 success.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 1 West Brom 0 – 11/12/16
Chelsea 2 West Brom 2 – 13/01/16
West Brom 2 Chelsea 3 – 23/08/15
West Brom 3 Chelsea 0 – 18/05/15
Chelsea 2 West Brom 0 – 22/11/14

Under 2.5 goals – 11/10 with Betfair

Team news
Jonny Evans is a big doubt for Friday’s game, however is likely to be fit enough to start.

Once again West Brom are likely to be without Matt Phillips and Hal Robson Kanu.

N’Golo Kante missed the win over Middlesbrough, however will return on Friday evening.

Willian and Pedro will once again battle it out for the final part of Chelsea’s front three.

Expected starting XI’s
West Brom (4-5-1): Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Brunt, Livermore, Yacob, Fletcher, McClean; Rondon
Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Hazard, Costa, Pedro


Result: Chelsea (25/1 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 0-2 (6/1 with Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer: Diego Costa (10/11 with Paddy Power)

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