Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v Chelsea

Albion play their final home fixture of 2016/17 on Friday

ALBION will host a Premier League game at The Hawthorns for the final time in the 2016/17 season as Chelsea come to town on Friday (ko 8pm).
The opposition

The Baggies are all that stand in the way of Chelsea being crowned Premier League Champions for the second time in three seasons. After victory over Middlesbrough on Monday evening, Antonio Conte's side need just three more points to be certain of their place at the top of the tree come the end of the campaign. No side has won more games or scored more goals than the Blues this season.

Last time out

Albion came close to picking up a point at Stamford Bridge in December, but one of Diego Costa's 20 Premier League goals this season gave Chelsea a narrow victory.


The Baggies need five points from their final three games to break their record Premier League points tally.

Should Chelsea fail to wrap up the title against Albion, they will have two more opportunities to do so - against Watford and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

From the archive

Gareth McAuley scored the winner at The Hawthorns in March 2012 as Albion beat Chelsea for the first time in almost 30 years.

Head to head

Albion have won 42 games against Chelsea in their history - 39 of those wins came before 1983.

35 games have been drawn, with the Blues winning 59.

Ticket news

There are no plans for this fixture to go on general sale.

But seats remain on sale to home season ticket holders and members, priced at £39 Adults, £29 seniors, £25 students, £25 22 and under & £15 under-17s.

Fans can purchase tickets in person from the East Stand Ticket Office, by calling 0121 227 2227 or online (click here).

Follow the game

The game will kick off at 8pm with comprehensive coverage available across all of the Club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA
Facebook - West Bromwich Albion
Snapchat - wbafc_official
Instagram - wba

You can also listen to live commentary on Albion Player with Dave Bowler and Gez Mulholland talking you through the action.