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West Bromwich Albion are the guests at Stamford Bridge on Saturday for the Premier League clash with home team Chelsea.
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Chelsea will be looking for a repeat result of the 2-0 FA Cup success over Sheffield United.
In that match, Chelsea had 62% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Chelsea was Hakim Ziyech (92'). On the other side, Sheffield United had 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Ollie Norwood (24' Own goal) was the scorer for Sheffield United.
Under three goals per match were scored during 6 of the past 6 meetings where Chelsea have been involved. Breaking down the goal split during this period, their opponents scored a total of 0 while The Blues totted up 7. Having said that, we must now wait to see whether that pattern shall continue on in this game or not.
Their past results show that Chelsea:
- have not lost a league tie with West Bromwich Albion in their last 7 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 home league matches.
West Bromwich Albion
After tasting defeat last time out to Crystal Palace in Premier League action, West Bromwich Albion will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, West Bromwich Albion had 57% possession and 12 shots at goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Crystal Palace had 6 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Luka Milivojević (37') was the scorer for Crystal Palace.
In 6 of the past 6 clashes involving West Bromwich Albion, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game within that period works out to a meagre 0.83, with the average goals for The Baggies standing at 0.33.
Going into this encounter, West Bromwich Albion are without an away win for the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results going back to 13/01/2016 tells us that these encounters have ended in disappointment for West Bromwich Albion. They have not been able to get themselves any wins at all while Chelsea have been dominant against them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A combined total of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 14 of them from The Blues and 5 belonging to The Baggies. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Premier League match day 3 on 26/09/2020 when it finished West Bromwich Albion 3-3 Chelsea.
That day, West Bromwich Albion managed 24% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Callum Robinson (4', 25') and Kyle Bartley (27').
Chelsea had 22 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Mason Mount (55'), Callum Hudson-Odoi (70') and Tammy Abraham (93') scored.
The referee was Jonathan Moss.
Team News: Chelsea
Charly Musonda Jr. (Knee Surgery) and Jorginho (Unknown Injury) are not available for Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.
Team News: West Bromwich Albion
With a completely injury-free squad available for selection, West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
We’re of the view that Chelsea have it within them to create the chances to score more than once when they play West Bromwich Albion, who might well find it difficult to get a goal of their own.
We reckon that it will be a decent 2-0 winning score for Chelsea at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (41,631)
Captain: César Azpilicueta
Chairman: Bruce Buck
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Premier League position 4, FA Cup (Semi-Finals), Champions League (Quarter-Finals)
⭐ Key Man: Jorginho
Generally deployed in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Jorginho was born in Imbituba, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Hellas Verona in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Midfielder has got 6 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far in 20 appearances.