West Brom vs Chelsea Betting Preview | 26 Sept 2020

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Hitting Barnsley for six on EFL Cup duties earlier in the week, Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from their Stamford Bridge defeat last weekend when they travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday evening.

Looking to build off of their thumping display against Championship opposition on Wednesday night, the former Premier League champions will now be desperate to put last weekend’s 2-0 defeat against Liverpool behind them.

On the flip side, eventually leaving Goodison on the wrong end of a 5-2 defeat in what was an action-packed showdown against Everton’s new-look squad, West Brom have struggled to find their feet after marking their top-flight return.

Suffering back-to-back defeats this season and with another unenviable task on paper this weekend, the Baggies will also be concerned by their worrying record against Chelsea.

Including a 3-0 defeat when they last faced off against the Blues back in 2018, West Brom have lost each of their last four straight meetings against Saturday’s guests and a similar outcome is priced at 4/11 with William Hill.

Betting Tip: Chelsea win and over 2.5 goals – 1/1 @ Betfair
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

A defensive crisis for the Baggies?

Although the mood around the Hawthorns would have undoubtedly been at a real high as they made their Premier League return over the summer, there is no doubt that West Brom would have come crashing back down to earth.

Opening up the 2020/2021 campaign with what turned out to be a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Leicester on home soil a fortnight ago, Saturday’s hosts also endured another defensive horror show at Goodison last weekend.

Watching both Kieran Gibbs and Head Coach Slaven Bilić shown straight red cards seven days ago and the duo to miss out on Chelsea’s arrival this weekend, the Baggies shipped five against Everton and could be in for another long evening in the Midlands.

With many feeling that they could be firmly at the heart of a real relegation scrap this season after showing some worrying issues after returning from the enforced break, it should also be noted that West Brom have shipped seven goals in their last two meetings against the Blues.

You might be interested to know that Bilić’s men can be found priced at 1/2 with Ladbrokes to once again concede over 1.5 goals this weekend.

Betting Tip: Chelsea win and over 2.5 goals – 1/1 @ Betfair
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

A Havertz hat-trick

Managing to pick up a 6-0 win against Championship outfit Barnsley at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night and booking their spot in the fourth round of this year’s EFL Cup, there is no doubt that Frank Lampard will be desperate to drag that momentum into this weekend.

Hit with a 2-0 defeat at home against defending champions Liverpool in West London last week, the former England midfielder could be calling on record-signing Kai Havertz to spearhead their charge at the Hawthorns.

With many hoping that the German playmaker can form an eye-catching partnership with international teammate and fellow summer arrival Timo Werner, the 21-year-old bagged a hat-trick against Barnsley in midweek.

You might be interested to know that the now-former Bayer Leverkusen ace can be found priced at 8/5 with William Hill to bag his first Premier League strike against West Brom this weekend.

Elsewhere, shown a controversial straight red against Liverpool last week, Andreas Christensen will start his three-match suspension on Saturday and that could mean a top-flight debut for Thiago Silva.

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