Chelsea FC Starting XI at West Bromwich Albion

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Chelsea FC head to West Bromwich Albion tomorrow, where they’ll have a somewhat stronger side ready to take on a Baggies squad that’s reeling right now. Newly promoted West Brom sit dead last in the table after looking dismal in their first two matches of the 20/21 campaign.

While the Blues will still be missing a couple star players, they’ll have plenty enough to get past WBA. Now that we have updates from Frank Lampard, via his news conference, let’s take a look at who could feature in his first team selection.

Chelsea FC at West Bromwich Albion FYIs

Kickoff: 5:30 pm BST Saturday Sept 26, The Hawthorns

Team news for both sides: go here

Odds: West Brom win (+750), Chelsea win (-280), the draw (+400)

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at West Bromwich Albion: 

Caballero; James, Silva, Zouma, Alonso; Kovacic, Kante; Mount, Havertz, Werner; Abraham

Here below is what the formation should look like, with of course the changes made that we specified above: Caballero instead of Mendy, Alonso in place of Chilwell. Lampard ruled out the newly acquired shot-stopper earlier today while also maintaining a position that implies the new left back, picked up from Leicester City, isn’t ready for a full 90 just quite yet.

It’s a very strong team, and the Blues will look to build upon the strong showing they displayed in midweek against a much lower division side.

Prediction: Chelsea FC 3, West Bromwich Albion 1

Taking on a side that sits dead last in the table, with a 2-7 goal differential on the very young season, and Chelsea should cruise.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports Illustrated, Chicago Tribune and SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Abraham should not future that match, it is calline cup he will future

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