Published On: Mon, Feb 12th, 2018

Chelsea vs West Brom LIVE updates: Premier League newest rating; Olivier Giroud begins


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Chelsea Zero-Zero West Brom LIVE updates: Categorical Sport brings you the most recent Premier League motion from Stamford Bridge

25: Chelsea have a free-kick in Marcos Alonso territory… however with out the full-back the accountability falls to Hazard, who tamely strikes it into the wall.

24: Olivier Giroud must be celebrating his first aim for Chelsea. Hazard rolls one throughout the face of aim to the Frenchman and the striker’s try was saved by the legs of Foster.

21: Unimaginable save! Azpilicueta sends a signature bending cross by way of the six-yard field. Zappacosta arrives on the far submit however his strike is saved by Foster.

20: Alan Pardew’s aspect are enjoying like the house workforce right here. Feels unusual to say that West Brom are snug in possession. Very underwhelming from Chelsea.

18: Proper, we’ve had an harm, substitution, stonewall penalty and clear purple card all inside the primary 20 minutes. Cracking leisure however there’s been few probabilities to talk of.

15: What a chance. West Brom must be forward after a calamitous header from Moses despatched Rodriguez by way of. He’s received acres of time and house however decides to shoot early and it’s dribbled miles extensive.

13: The spirit of Pulis lives on inside Dawson. The defender has simply knocked the stuffing out of Pedro with a extremely harmful lunge at knee top. Chelsea supporters need him punished however Mason ignores it.

He’s received a behavior of doing that…

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Chelsea vs West Brom LIVE updates: Newest Premier League motion from Stamford Bridge

10: Worrying instances for the house supporters. Chelsea merely haven’t began but and look devoid of confidence on the again.

eight: Sky Sports activities are displaying a great deal of replays of Fabregas’ problem and it seems like referee Lee Mason isn’t even wanting on the incident.

One other probability comes and goes for the guests as Rondon strikes excessive and extensive from a Phillips cutback.

6: Hegazi knocks down a hopeful ball ahead and Rodriguez lashes extensive. The ahead, who got here off the bench just a few seconds earlier to switch Sturridge, needs a penalty after Fabregas went in excessive. Seems a very good shout to me.

Four: You’re joking. Daniel Sturridge is off with an harm inside 4 minutes. It regarded innocuous sufficient however we’re listening to that it’s a hamstring harm.

Three: Not the beginning Chelsea wished. Baggies full-back Gibbs fees into the penalty space and wins his aspect a nook. All of the WBA giants trundle ahead… Christensen clears.

CHELSEA Zero-Zero WEST BROM

1: Proper, a supervisor on the brink dealing with workforce on the brink. Ought to be a cracker. We’re underway.

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TWO-MINUTE WARNING

19:58: We’re nearly underway people.

There’s time for a fast take a look at Antonio Conte’s programme notes: “We win collectively and we lose collectively, as a workforce, and now we should work collectively to vary the momentum, to behave like winners and to recollect what we are able to obtain this season.”

You heard the person, behave like winners. It’s not a sense I’m acquainted with.

IT’S BEEN A WHILE

19:55: West Brom haven’t overwhelmed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in any of their final 16 visits in all competitions (D3 L13), since profitable 1-Zero within the League Cup in November 1983 underneath Ron Wylie.

What’s the age restrict for asking a participant for his shirt? This fella holding an indication have to be in his mid-twenties. That’s a no no from me people. Soz.

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Chelsea vs West Brom LIVE updates: Newest Premier League motion from Stamford Bridge

CHELSEA vs WEST BROM

19:50: Fast reminder of these beginning XI’s people. Ten minutes till we’re underway.

Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Zappacosta, Giroud, Pedro, Hazard.

Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Emerson, Ampadu, Drinkwater, Willian, Morata.

West Brom XI: Foster, Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs, Phillips, Barry, Krychowiak, Brunt, Rondon, Sturridge.

Subs: Myhill, Nyom, McAuley, Yacob, Burke, McClean, Rodriguez.

Referee: Lee Mason

BAGGIES BLUES

19:45: Alan Pardew admits West Brom are getting ready to a season-defining run of their battle for survival.

The Baggies are all-time low of the Premier League, and 7 factors from security after seeing relegation rivals Swansea, Newcastle and Huddersfield register wins over the weekend.

Additionally they face Huddersfield, Watford, Leicester, Bournemouth and Burnley earlier than the top of March and Pardew conceded it’s now or by no means.

He mentioned: “Undoubtedly, from the place we’re proper now. At any level of the season, that might be an essential interval, however definitely the place we’re it’s.

“However our focus could be very a lot on Chelsea, as a result of if we are able to get a end result there it may possibly make up for the defeat towards Southampton.”

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Chelsea vs West Brom LIVE updates: Newest Premier League motion from Stamford Bridge

CONTE ON THIN ICE

19:40: After shedding Three-Zero at residence to Bournemouth, a Four-1 shellacking at Watford was not what the physician ordered for Chelsea or their under-pressure supervisor.

Antonio Conte could have received the title in his first season at Stamford Bridge however he’s treading on skinny ice proper now, with proprietor Roman Abramovich absolutely getting an itchy set off finger.

The favorite to switch him? Luis Enrique.

The previous Barcelona supervisor needs to handle within the Premier League and is taking English classes, in keeping with Spanish soccer knowledgeable Guillem Balague.

I MISS MICHY

19:35: Michy Batshuayi has solely been at Borussia Dortmund for 5 minutes, however the Bundesliga aspect already wish to make his mortgage deal everlasting.

The Chelsea striker has made an unbelievable impression since his arrival on deadline day – netting scoring three objectives in two begins.

Batshuayi doesn’t have any right-to-buy clause in his contract.

However in keeping with the Night Normal, Dortmund chiefs wish to open talks to maintain the 24-year-old on the Westfalenstadion past June.

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Chelsea vs West Brom LIVE updates: Newest Premier League motion from Stamford Bridge

TWITTER ROUND-UP

Vince: Delighted that I can watch Chelsea with out Bakayoko tonight. Can they lengthen the ban?

Kai: Glad Christensen is again! That is our greatest again Three! Irritated the Hudson-Odoi isn’t within the squad, he’s impressed when he’s come on and has achieved extra within the jiffy he’s had than Pedro has in a very good whereas.

Liam: Simple to see the logic in tonight’s XI from Conte. Chelsea have lacked Christensen’s calmness, Fabregas’ imaginative and prescient & the presence of an imposing striker within the final two matches.

MUST-WIN…

19:25: It’s that point of yr once more the place soccer’s drained clichés are trotted out.

“Should win” and “six-pointer,” are those I’m speaking about. Use them sparingly people.

Chelsea’s conflict with West Brom now takes even larger significance after Liverpool took benefit of Manchester United’s shock defeat towards Newcastle.

A victory for Antonio Conte’s out-of-sorts aspect would transfer them again above Spurs, however something lower than three factors will depart them out of the highest 4 because the battle to safe a coveted Champions League qualification place intensifies.

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

19:20: Yep, that’s a headline impressed by a 1998 tune by American nation band, The Mavericks.

I wish to hold issues up to date.

Anyway, Alvaro Morata triggered fairly a stir yesterday a video emerged (above) on Instagram of the Spaniard dancing along with his spouse Alice Campello.

The clip was posted on the social media website by Campello to her 1.3million followers however the feedback part was flooded by fuming Chelsea followers questioning his harm. 

However he replied to 1 supporter claiming that it was an “outdated video” and mentioned: “I’m not harm, I’m OK for the sport tomorrow. A number of critics now however no downside for me!”

That’s a life lesson, lads. By no means let your missus report you dancing collectively within the kitchen. Individuals WILL finally see it…

TWITTER ROUND-UP

Tim: Nice to see our greatest again three begin collectively once more. Even higher to see Morata again within the squad! Additionally wanting ahead to see what Olivier Giroud has to supply.

Jay: Why is not Emerson beginning? Why is he nonetheless enjoying the identical formation? Come on Conte, are you ever going to be taught? Not less than Giroud and Christensen begin. We higher win this.

Aaron: Typical that Albion get Evans and Gibbs again for a sport they have no probability of profitable…

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Chelsea vs West Brom LIVE updates: Newest Premier League motion from Stamford Bridge

TEAM NEWS – WEST BROM

19:10: Alan Pardew, whose aspect are seven factors adrift from security, makes three adjustments after the defeat to Southampton.

The large information is that former Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge begins in assault. The Liverpool loanee shall be hopeful of getting on the scoresheet with Gareth Southgate anticipated within the stands.

Kieran Gibbs, Grzegorz Krychowiak and captain Jonny Evans return to the Baggies XI after harm.

TEAM NEWS – CHELSEA

19:05: Antonio Conte makes a few adjustments from the aspect who had been smashed to bits by Watford final Monday.

As beforehand talked about, Olivier Giroud makes his first begin for the membership with Eden Hazard returning to his favoured function.

Andreas Christensen is match and returns to the beginning line-up forward of Gary Cahill, who drops to the bench.

Elsewhere there’s a return to the matchday squad for Alvaro Morata, who triggered uproar on social media yesterday. I’ll let extra about that shortly…

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Chelsea vs West Brom LIVE updates: Newest Premier League motion from Stamford Bridge

CHELSEA vs WEST BROM

19:00: And listed here are tonight’s line-ups. The large information is that Olivier Giroud makes his first begin since becoming a member of from Arsenal on switch deadline day. No Marcos Alonso…

Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Zappacosta, Giroud, Pedro, Hazard.

Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Emerson, Ampadu, Drinkwater, Willian, Morata.

West Brom XI: Foster, Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs, Phillips, Barry, Krychowiak, Brunt, Rondon, Sturridge.

Subs: Myhill, Nyom, McAuley, Yacob, Burke, McClean, Rodriguez.

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Chelsea vs West Brom LIVE updates: Newest Premier League motion from Stamford Bridge

HAVE YOUR SAY

18:58: If you wish to vent your frustrations, or focus on any points on the earth of soccer (inside motive), then get in contact!

You may both remark on the backside of the web page or contact me by way of Twitter utilizing the hashtag #ExpressSport.

GOOD EVENING

18:55: Welcome to our LIVE protection of the Premier League.

We’re at a bitterly chilly Stamford Bridge this night as Chelsea look to keep away from a third-consecutive defeat.

The Blues have suffered shock back-to-back defeats to Watford and Bournemouth, conceding seven objectives, and are 22 factors behind leaders Manchester Metropolis.

The stress is mounting on Antonio Conte.

What he would do for an enormous win tonight. OK, a cushty win. Alright, any bloody win will do for the Italian!

Let’s have some workforce information.

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Chelsea vs West Brom LIVE updates: Newest Premier League motion from Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea vs West Brom LIVE updates: Newest Premier League motion from Stamford Bridge

CHELSEA vs WEST BROM – PREVIEW

Chelsea shall be with out suspended midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko after the France worldwide was despatched off at Watford. Olivier Giroud may make his first begin since shifting from Arsenal, however centre-back Andreas Christensen (hamstring) faces a late health take a look at and ahead Alvaro Morata (again) stays sidelined.

Jay Rodriguez is offered for choice for West Brom regardless of being charged by the Soccer Affiliation following his conflict with Gaetan Bong. Jonny Evans (again), Kieran Gibbs (hamstring) and Grzegorz Krychowiak (leg) can be found however Jake Livermore (hamstring), James Morrison (Achilles) and Nacer Chadli (hip) are out.

Final season: West Brom Zero Chelsea 1, Chelsea 1 West Brom Zero

Final 5 league matches: Chelsea D D W L L; West Brom L W D L L

High scorers (all competitions): Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 13; Jay Rodriguez (West Brom) eight

Referee: Lee Mason


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