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West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea - Premier League preview and odds

Published on: 12/05/2017

West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea - Premier League preview and odds

May 12, 2017 20:00pm - The Hawthorns

Premier League

Champions in waiting Chelsea will travel to the Midlands knowing that victory would secure them a fifth Premier League crown. The hosts themselves have little left to play for and are without a win in six.

Two teams in contrasting form

A run of four straight wins has moved Chelsea to within three points of securing the Premier League title. The Blues have the second best form of any team over the last six games in which they scored in all but one. Since the disappointing defeat to Manchester United back in April, Antonio Conte`s men have not looked back, winning all their games despite strong pressure from Tottenham Hotspur. In the end it was the North London side who buckled under the strain, falling at West Ham last week.

The Stamford Bridge side have scored at least three goals or more in each their last four matches and look set to wrap up the title with games to spare in the Italian`s first season in charge. The Londoners have only lost three of the last 25 meetings between the two sides and are unbeaten in their last eight encounters.

Football Writers` Player of the Year and the PFA Player of the Year, N`Golo Kante, could become the first outfield player in the history of the league to claim consecutive winner’s medals with two different clubs.

Meanwhile, West Brom seem to be slipped into holiday mode since breaking the 40-point barrier with victory over Arsenal back in March. Since then, the Baggies have picked up just two points from a possible 18, scoring just two goals in the process. What’s more, they failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five.

Team news

West Bromwich Albion:

Doubtful - Jonny Evans (ankle sprain), Hal Robson-Kanu (hamstring strain), Matt Phillips (hamstring strain).


Doubtful - N`Golo Kante (hamstring strain).

Recent form (League)

West Bromwich Albion: DLLLL

Chelsea: WWWLW

Betting odds and tips

Since finishing 10th last season, the Blues have gone from strength-to-strength and with an FA Cup final still to come, a double looks like a realistic prospect.

With West Bromwich is such poor form, there is nothing to suggest that they will spoil Chelsea`s Friday night Premier League title celebrations.

You can back Chelsea to Win to Nil at 11/10 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 12/05/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (12/05/2017 08:31:24) but are subject to change.