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Chelsea vs West Brom Prediction & Match Preview



Chelsea vs West Brom Prediction & Match Preview


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03 April 2021 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET Premier League Stamford Bridge

Chelsea will be looking to build on the FA Cup win over Sheffield United when they take on WBA in the Premier League round 30. 

The Blues are eyeing their fourth consecutive win at home in all competitions, and they are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s football match. 

Thiago Silva is a major doubt, but Thomas Tuchel, who is doing a great job with the capital club, has no other selection worries ahead of the visit of WBA.

The Baggies, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous three league fixtures. 

Since Chelsea are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that WBA are going to return to West Midlands empty-handed. Both Gallagher and Gibbs are out of contention through injuries.

Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion: Head to Head

Teams Chelsea West Bromwich Albion played so far 25 matches.
Chelsea won 18 direct matches. West Bromwich Albion won 3 matches. 4 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.00 goals per Match.

Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion: Prediction

Chelsea in actual season average scored 1.79 goals per match. In 17 (80.95%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (47.62%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

West Bromwich Albion average scored 0.79 goals per match in season 2021. In 12 (70.59%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (35.29%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Chelsea are expected to be boosted by the return of Abraham and Thiago Silva for this weekend's contest, with both players taking part in training during the international break.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is unlikely to be available, having suffered a shoulder injury on international duty, while N'Golo Kante picked up a hamstring problem while representing France during the recent break, and the midfielder is not expected to be risked ahead of the clash with Porto.

Edouard Mendy had dental surgery last week but should be cleared to start between the sticks, while Jorginho is expected to overcome a knee complaint to feature in the middle of the park.

Mason Mount had been a doubt to play for England against Poland on Wednesday, but the attacker came through the match unscathed; Tuchel could now decide to rest the attacker ahead of the Porto clash, with Christian Pulisic potentially starting alongside Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.

As for West Brom, Allardyce has a full squad to choose from on Saturday aside from Conor Gallagher, who will be unable to face his parent club, meaning that Jake Livermore could feature in midfield.

Hal Robson-Kanu, Robert Snodgrass and Karlan Grant are options for change in the final third, while Grady Diangana is now available following a recent injury.

Robson-Kanu had been a doubt after being sent home early from Wales duty for breaking a curfew in their hotel, but the attacker has since returned a negative coronavirus test and trained on Thursday.

The Baggies should again line up in a 4-5-1 formation, with Matheus Pereira and Matt Phillips providing support to lone striker Mbaye Diagne, who has scored once since his arrival in January.

Starting lineups:

Match officials

Referee: David Coote. Assistants: Neil Davies, Nick Hopton. Fourth official: Darren England. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup.