West Brom vs Chelsea - Premier League - 17:30

Chelsea have historically dominated the Baggies

  • The Blues have won five of the last six league meetings between the two sides.
  • At least three goals have been scored in three of the last four ties at The Hawthorns.
  • Chelsea have kept clean sheets in their last four matches against West Brom, although they only mustered one shut-out on the road last campaign.

 

TIP: Chelsea to win and both teams to score

It’s fair to say that Chelsea have started the season in fairly unconvincing fashion. They may have edged past Brighton in their opener, despite being second-best for much of the contest, but their defeat against Liverpool shows just how far off the pace they still are.

As for West Brom, they were really impressive against Everton in their last outing until Kieran Gibbs’ red card; after that, things fell apart somewhat. However, there were plenty of positives for Slaven Bilic, who also saw red, to dwell on.

In terms of tipping, I like the look of Chelsea winning and both teams scoring at 2/1. One away clean sheet last season was a pitiful return for Frank Lampard and his side, and while the inclusion of Edouard Mendy will no doubt help in this respect, it’s not often that a new goalkeeper instantly slots into a defence seamlessly.

The Baggies have their work cut out winning this, but after seeing how they performed early on against Everton, I fancy them to cause Chelsea problems going forward.

Chelsea & BTTS - 1pt @ 2/1