Chelsea vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

West Bromwich Albion will be the latest team to try and end Chelsea’s unbeaten record as the home side look to move even further clear at the top of the Premier League.

Game after game, Chelsea continue to produce performances which display all the attributes of eventual champions, and they are aided by the fact that Manchester City continue to drop points and hand them the initiative.

Going behind early on at Liverpool did not seem to faze them, and although there was a little luck involved regarding penalty decisions, the victory the Blues achieved against their rivals was fully deserved, with Diego Costa returning to scoring form.

If they are going to stand any chance of taking something from Stamford Bridge, West Brom will need to play significantly better than they did in their last match against Newcastle United, where an late first half goal seemed to have a damning effect.

The second half of that game was all too easy for the Toon Army, but West Brom know they are capable of producing top performances, such as in this fixture last season when they came within seconds of collecting all three points.

Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas should be fit despite not representing Spain during the international week. Andre Schurrle is a slight doubt with illness.

Club captain Jonas Olsson is set to miss the game for West Brom, who also have concerns over Sebastien Pocognoli. Record signing Brown Ideye may be given a chance to prove his worth.

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