West Bromwich and Chelsea play at The Hawthorns in the 37th round match of the Barclays Premier League. In the final confrontation between these teams in this competition, on 11-12 2016, Chelsea won at home for (10). The history of direct bouts at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 4 games won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. However, in the last showdown at this stadium for the Barclays Premier League, Chelsea beat them 2-3. For Chelsea this game will be decisive, because in case of victory they will become the new champion of the Premier League in the season 2016-2017.
After 12 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses, the home team is in 8th place, having won 45 points. In the last match, they drew with Burnley away for (2-2), after having lost at home in a game against Leicester City (0-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when they play in front of their fans, since in the last 30 matches he has 2 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 23 conceded, against 8 wins and 7 losses At home with 22 goals scored and 18 conceded
The home side often play in a traditional 4-3-3, preferring a faster style of play, progressing in the field, mainly through the sides. In this drawing, the three men responsible for creating danger plays in the opposing area are Brunt, McClean and Rondon. Because it is a game with some weaknesses, it is expected that the home team adopt a more defensive strategy. The manager will not be able to count on Phillips and Robson-Kanu for being injured.
Probable lineup: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Wilson, Fletcher, Brunt, Livermore, Field, McClean, Rondon.
After 27 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team stand at the 1st position, having won 84 points. In the last match, they beat Middlesbrough at home (3-0), after they previous match won out in a game against Everton (0-3). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with a total of 25 goals scored and 10 conceded.
Chelsea enter this motivated round after a 3-0 win at home to Middlesbrough: Matic, Marcos Alonso and Diego Costa scored the winning goals. The visiting team usually plays in a tactical system in 5-2-3, favoring quick transitions, especially through the sidelines, with the three most advanced men being Hazard, Diego Costa and Pedro. The Chelsea manager will have all the players available for the match against West Bromwhich Albion.
Probable lineup: Courtois, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Hazard, Diego Costa.
West Brom vs Chelsea Prediction
The most likely scenario for this match will be Chelsea to win in the break. The home team is without motivation, while Chelsea, in case of victory, becomes the new champions of the Premier League. Thus, the visiting team is expected to start the game in the best way, looking for the goal from the initial whistle.