class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Both the Blues and the Baggies were in strong defensive form prior to the international break and our tipster expects a low-scoring affair on Saturday
The business end of the Premier League season begins on Saturday lunchtime as Chelsea welcome West Brom to Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel’s men are currently fourth but only two points above West Ham, and victory for the hosts will put more pressure on the chasing pack below them.
Chelsea vs West Brom Latest Odds
Chelsea have won six out of their last nine fixtures in the top-flight and are available at 1/5 (1.20) with bet365 to chalk up another success.
West Brom look destined to return to the Championship after winning only three games all season and are a chunky 14/1 (15.0) to give their survival hopes a massive boost by coming out on top in west London.
The sides drew 3-3 at the Hawthorns back in September when the Baggies surrendered a three-goal lead and another stalemate is available 11/2 (6.50).
Chelsea vs West Brom Team News
Jorginho, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva will all face late fitness tests but Tammy Abraham is out with a foot injury.
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Sam Allardyce has a fully-fit squad to choose from.
Chelsea vs West Brom Preview
Chelsea went into the final international break of the season on the back of four consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League, winning two of those games and drawing the other pair.
That set of results is truly indicative of their form under Tuchel, with the Blues having only conceded twice in his 10 top-flight games but netting just 11 times themselves.
Another such outing looks to be on the cards given that West Brom managed only two strikes in their last seven matches, yet their back-line kept three clean sheets in that run and shipped five times.
Chelsea vs West Brom Tips and Predictions
Opposing goals looks the way to go in this Premier League clash and bet365’s price of 11/10 (2.10) on under 2.5 strikes offers excellent value.
This bet has paid out in 13 of Chelsea’s 14 games under Tuchel in all competitions, as well as in each of the Baggies’ last six.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.