West Brom will probably be searching for their first Premier League factors of the season once they host Chelsea this weekend.
The Baggies have misplaced to Leicester and Everton since their return to the top-flight and have been additionally dumped out of the EFL Cup by Brentford in midweek.
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Slaven Bilic is in want of a lift however that gained’t be straightforward in opposition to big-spending Chelsea on Saturday night.
The Blues beat Brighton of their league opener however got here unstuck in opposition to champions Liverpool final weekend.
The stress is mounting on Frank Lampard and he’ll want his stars to carry out this weekend.
talkSPORT will probably be within the West Midlands to convey you all of the motion completely dwell.
West Brom v Chelsea: pay attention
This match will get underneath manner at 5:30pm on Saturday, September 26.
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West Brom v Chelsea: Crew information
West Brom defender Kieran Gibbs is suspended and loanee Conor Gallagher is ineligible to face his father or mother membership.
Ahmed Hegazi remains to be recovering from his hamstring drawback and can miss out once more this weekend.
Kamil Grosicki and Hal Robson-Kanu will want late health exams whereas Kenneth Zohore stays out.
Chelsea might have debuts to new defenders Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva whereas new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy might additionally begin.
Andreas Christensen is banned following his purple card final weekend.
Billy Gilmour, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic stay out.
West Brom v Chelsea: What has been stated?
West Brom boss Slaven Bilic: “You must be essential, however you possibly can’t be down.
“It’s not straightforward as a result of it has come unexpectedly, we solely not too long ago obtained promoted, final yr we misplaced seven video games.
“Seven occasions out of 46 you might be unhappy, you might be offended. However a lot of the different occasions we have been blissful.
“Now it’s a bit completely different. We wish to cease it, we wish to make it like final yr after all however we are able to solely do it by protecting the positivity within the camp.
“Not solely me, the employees. We’ve to transmit that positivity to the gamers and we’re doing that.
“It’s not good while you lose 5-2 (at Everton) however there have been lots of positives in it. It’s the starting of the season. It’s Everton away.
“We all know we are able to’t concede objectives from set-plays, or make these errors or get a purple card.
“You must criticise however there have been lots of positives there. We’re a optimistic group.”
West Brom v Chelsea: Match stats and info
- West Bromwich Albion have misplaced extra Premier League video games in opposition to Chelsea (18) than they’ve in opposition to some other opponent, together with every of their final 4 in a row with out scoring a single objective.
- Chelsea have gained every of their final three away league video games at West Brom; they’ve crushed them in 4 or extra consecutive such outings twice beforehand – eight in a row from April 1985 to April 2011 and 5 between December 1964 and March 1969.
- Chelsea have misplaced three of their final seven away Premier League video games at newly promoted sides (W4), together with their most up-to-date such conflict at Sheffield United in July final season (0-3); that they had solely misplaced three of their earlier 19 such matches earlier than this (W11 D5).
- West Brom have conceded extra objectives than some other Premier League aspect thus far this season (8); certainly, their eight objectives in opposition to is probably the most they’ve ever shipped of their first two video games of a league marketing campaign.
- Chelsea have simply saved one clear sheet of their 20 Premier League away video games underneath supervisor Frank Lampard, profitable 2-Zero at Spurs in December 2019. The Blues’ final league clear sheet outdoors of London got here in Could 2019 (0-Zero vs Leicester).
- West Bromwich Albion have gained simply 11 factors from their final 48 out there within the Premier League (W3 D2 L11), with all of those factors being earned in Darren Moore’s six video games in cost in April/Could 2018 (W3 D2 L1).
- Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has gained each of his earlier conferences with West Bromwich Albion as a supervisor, profitable house (3-1) and away (4-1) with Derby within the 2018-19 Championship season.
- Matheus Pereira has had a hand in each of West Brom’s Premier League objectives this season (1 objective, 1 help). Certainly, for the reason that begin of final season he’s had a hand in 26 league objectives for the Baggies (9 objectives, 17 assists), 11 greater than some other participant on the membership.
- Centre-back Kurt Zouma and midfielder Jorginho are the one two gamers to have had a couple of shot heading in the right direction for Chelsea throughout their two Premier League video games thus far (2 every).
- Branislav Ivanovic made 261 Premier League appearances for Chelsea between 2008-2016, scoring 22 objectives, together with one in opposition to new membership West Brom again in February 2014.