West Bromwich vs. Chelsea Match Analysis and Prediction

West Brom hit the ground running this weekend for their first win in the English top-flight as they play host to side Chelsea. The match schedules for Saturday at the Hawthorns with kickoff at 7:30 pm.

Life in the Premier League is proving to be tough as expected for the Baggies. The side know registered two losses since their first debut. Adding woes to the camp is their elimination from the EFL Cup in the midweek fixture.

Woes at the camp continue to unravel for the side as they play host to Chelsea. Slaven Bilic was on the end of a suspension from the ref over misconduct. The matter ended up with an £8,000 fine for the Baggies manager.

Things are looking up for their visitors, especially with the arrival of Mendy from Lille. Lampard knew the misfiring Kepa Arrizabalaga was the thorn to the side’s flesh following their 2-0 loss to Liverpool.

The side recently registered a triumphant 6-0 win over Barnsley in the EFL Cup. The win saw new signing Kai Havertz net his first Chelsea hat-trick. New signings Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva earned some minutes under their belt.

The win gives the Blues a major upper hand as they take on the Baggies. Lampard’s camp has an impressive record against the Baggies over the years. The side has won three of their last away matches.

West Brom vs. Chelsea Head to Head

Both sides have 19 games against each other, with West Brom taking home three wins while Chelsea with 13 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Home

West Brom 2-2 Brentford

Everton 5-2 West Brom

West Brom 3-0 Harrogate Town

West Brom 0-3 Leicester City

Brighton 0-0 West Brom

Away

Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley

Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool

Brighton 1-3 Chelsea

Brighton 1-1 Chelsea

Bayern Munich 4-1 Chelsea

West Brom Team News

Kieran Gibbs received a red card suspension during their clash with Everton. He will be replaced with Conor Townsend at the left-back position. Hal Robson-Kanu scored a brace last weekend but came off with a tightness.

Chelsea Team News

Mendy is yet to pass the coronavirus medical checks; hence it might hand Caballero a stand between the sticks. Silva might get his first Premier League debut this weekend alongside Ben Chilwell. Hakim Ziyech continues recovering from a knee injury.

Prediction and Odds

Chelsea has the worst record against newly-promoted sides, but they will find a breeze against the Baggies.

Chelsea Win

Goals Over 2.5

Werner to Score

 

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