Chelsea welcome West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in search for their ninth straight Premier League game. Antonio Conte’s men recorded an impressive 3-1 win away at Manchester City last weekend and will be eager to further cement their place at the top of the table with a win against the in-form West Midlands club.
Tony Pulis’ side has won 3 of their last 4 games in the league and currently sits seventh in the standings with 20 points from 14 games.
Even though the visitors have been playing very well recently, Chelsea are rightfully regarded as heavy favorites for the three points on Sunday.
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
The Belgian goalkeeper has been in fantastic form this season. He’s only conceded 11 goals in 14 league games so far.
Central defenders: David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta
Conte’s switch to the revolutionary 3-4-3 system has been the best tactical decision in the Premier League so far, but the manager shouldn’t get all the credit for Chelsea’s spectacular form in the past couple of months.
The team’s defenders have adapted to the new system extremely quickly. Luiz and Cahill have continued their good understanding in the heart of the defense, whereas Azpilicueta has once again proved himself as one of the most versatile players in Europe.
Right wing-back: Victor Moses
The 25-year-old Nigeria international has started all of Chelsea’s last 8 games in the league and has been one of the main reasons behind the team’s prolific form.
Central midfielders: N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic
Matic is recovering from a muscle injury, but is expected to be fit for the game against the Baggies, which would be a major boost for Chelsea, as the Serbian and Kante have been absolutely fantastic since the start of the season.
Left wing-back: Marcos Alonso
The former Bolton Wanderers and Fiorentina defender has played the full 90 minutes in Chelsea’s last 8 league games, scoring 1 goal and providing 2 assists.
Right winger: Pedro Rodriguez
The 29-year-old Spaniard has finally established himself in Chelsea’s starting eleven under Antonio Conte and has made the right wing position his own. He’s played 16 games in all competitions for Chelsea this term, scoring 3 goals and providing 5 assists.
Left winger: Eden Hazard
Hazard has been in spectacular form for Chelsea this season, having scored 8 goals in 14 league games so far. He was one of the best players for the Blues against Manchester City last weekend and will be hoping to continue his prolific form against the Baggies.
Striker: Diego Costa
Costa is currently the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer with 11 goals in 14 games. He’s been carrying a muscle injury in the past few days, but is expected to be fit for Sunday.
Via – Lineup Builder