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STAR PREVIEW: Chelsea v WBA

Let’s get one thing straight tonight. Chelsea at around 4/11 makes no appeal to me.

How could it? The side are in disarray, have lost their last two games conceding seven goals in the process, Conte looks like a man who has given up the battle with Luis Enrique in the wings and, worse still, morale in the dressing room is allegedly at an all time low.

How such highly paid players can even think about ‘low morale’ is beyond me but it certainly looks that way.

Add to the mix than West Brom are down but by no means not yet out.

As Swansea have proved in the last couple of weeks it is still far too early to be certain about relegation permutations in an extraordinarily tight bottom half of the table.

Baggies manager Alan Pardew said: “We are obviously under pressure because we are bottom of the league.

“I think you are going to see a lot of fight on the pitch in terms of two teams desperate to get points and turn a little bit of a corner for Chelsea and us to get a result that might be the boost that we need.

“I know Chelsea very well. I have watched them from afar. They have difficult periods but they do come through them and I have great respect for the manager and I think he will come through it – no problem.”

…. when Summer Nights was at top of the charts for John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

The problem if you fancy West Brom getting something from the game is that they will have to break some strong stats. Chelsea have lost only one of their last 10 Premier League games against West Brom (W6, D3). The last time they won at Stamford Bridge in the top flight was 13 games ago in 1978 when Summer Nights was at top of the charts for John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Only seems like yesterday!

Chelsea v West Brom
Premier League
20:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Nov 2017 PREMIER West Brom 0-4 Chelsea
May 2017 PREMIER West Brom 0-1 Chelsea
Dec 2016 PREMIER Chelsea 1-0 West Brom
Jan 2016 PREMIER Chelsea 2-2 West Brom
Aug 2015 PREMIER West Brom 2-3 Chelsea
May 2015 PREMIER West Brom 3-0 Chelsea
Nov 2014 PREMIER Chelsea 2-0 West Brom
Feb 2014 PREMIER West Brom 1-1 Chelsea
Nov 2013 PREMIER Chelsea 2-2 West Brom
Mar 2013 PREMIER Chelsea 1-0 West Brom

It will be an interesting game – especially to see what mood Chelsea are in. For a bet, I’ll take the 12/5 with Star on the double chance of DRAW and WBA.

A West Brom win would surely bring forward the end of Conte? As quick as Greased Lightning.


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