Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Chelsea

Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Chelsea
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Sports Mole previews West Bromwich Albion's clash with Chelsea at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion host Chelsea on Saturday as they look to maintain their fifth-place position in the Premier League table.

Baggies manager Steve Clarke will be forced into at least one change from the team that beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 last weekend.

On-loan striker Romelu Lukaku is ineligible to play against his parent club so Peter Odemwingie is expected to return to the starting lineup.

Chelsea will be without captain John Terry after he suffered a knee injury in the club's 1-1 draw with Liverpool last weekend.

Gary Cahill could replace Terry while Victor Moses could replace Eden Hazard as Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo looks ahead to his side's crucial Champions League trip to Juventus three days later.

Recent form

West Bromwich Albion: DWLLWW

Chelsea: WWWLDD

Possible starting lineups:

West Bromwich Albion: Myhill; Olsson, Ridgewell, McAuley, Jones; Yacob, Morrison, Brunt, Mulumbu; Long, Odemwingie

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Bertrand; Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Moses; Torres

Sports Mole says: 2-2

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