Premier League Preview: West Brom vs Chelsea
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West Bromich Albion
Skipper Chris Brunt hasn’t featured for West Brom since New year because of injury.Though he has started training Hodgson is not sure if he will play in Saturdays game.Peter Odenwingie has impressed in his wing role role recently and he may continue playing there having scored 5 goals in his last 2 appearances.
Villas-Boas will be hoping Didier Drogba will be fit to play against WBA.If not Torres will get one more chance to impress Villas-Boas and Chelsea fans.John Terry is a long term absentee which means Cahill and Luiz will get more playing time.Essien,Lampard and Ramires all started against Bolton and are expected to start in this match despite the friction between AVB and Lampard.
WBA 1 – 2 Swansea L
Wolves 1 – 5 WBA W
WBA 4 – 0 Sunderland W
Chelsea 3 – 3 Man Utd D
Everton 2 – 0 Chelsea L
Chelsea 3 – 0 Bolton W
* Torres has failed to score in his last 22 matches.
* Chelsea have won all of their last 10 premier league encounters against WBA.
* Corresponding fixture last season ended 1-3.
Man to Watch
Peter Odemwingie has scored 5 goals in his last two matches and he will be looking to continue that run against a Chelsea side whose defence looks like anything but watertight.
Saturday 03 Feb 08:30 Pm IST
WBA 1 – 1 Chelsea