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Chelsea v Albion match preview

12 February 2018

ALBION travel to Stamford Bridge on Monday night to take on reigning Premier League champions Chelsea (ko 8pm).

The opposition 

Chelsea come into the match off the back of two top flight losses in a row following defeats against Watford and Bournemouth.

Despite that, they are still sat fourth in the PL table on 50 points from their 26 fixtures so far this season.

Antonio Conte looked to strengthen his team last month by bringing in Ross Barkley from Everton, Emerson Palmieri from Roma and Olivier Giroud from Arsenal.

Last time out 

The last meeting between the two sides was back in November when Chelsea ran out 4-0 winners thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata, Marcos Alonso and an Eden Hazard brace.

Albion’s most recent game at Stamford Bridge was a 1-0 loss last season, but they did manage a 2-2 draw the time before back in January 2016.

James McClean celebrates his goal against Chelsea a couple of years ago

Stats

Albion

  • The Baggies have played Chelsea 10 times on a Monday night - winning five, drawing four and losing just one
  • After last weekend Chris Brunt has now provided 31 assists from set plays in the PL, more than any other player.
  • Jay Rodriguez is Albion’s top scorer so far this season with eight goals across all competitions.

Chelsea

  • Conte’s side have lost more matches this season (six) than they did in the whole of the 2016/17 campaign (five).
  • The Blues have won just one of their last five PL games.
  • Chelsea have received seven red cards this season - which is two more than any other PL team.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from Albion's win over Chelsea back in 2015...

Head to head 

The head-to-head record sees Chelsea come out on top.

Of the 137 matches that have been played, Albion have won 43 times, there have been 35 draws and Chelsea have been victorious on 59 occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s game is Lee Mason, and he’ll be assisted by Harry Lennard and Matthew Wilkes - with Stuart Attwell as the fourth official.

It’ll be the second time that Mason has refereed Albion this season after he was in the middle for last month’s FA Cup win at Exeter.

Ticket news

Season tickets and members can still purchase seats online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Albion have been handed an allocation of 1,512 tickets for the trip to Stamford Bridge and tickets are priced at £30 adults and £23.50 juniors under 20 & seniors over 65.

Tickets will not be available on a general sale basis.

Coach travel, departing Kidderminster at 2pm, Stourbridge and Lye at 2.15pm and The Hawthorns at 3pm, is available for £16.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Chelsea is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Monday.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

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