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Nov 18, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​The Hawthorns
Attendance: 23,592
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
0-4
Chelsea

Rondon (54'), Yacob (89')
FT(HT: 0-3)
Morata (17'), Hazard (23', 62'), Alonso (38')
Hazard (19'), Fabregas (50'), Morata (90')

Team News: David Luiz named on bench for Chelsea's visit to West Bromwich Albion

Team News: David Luiz benched by Chelsea
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David Luiz is named on the Chelsea bench for this afternoon's trip to West Bromwich Albion.

David Luiz has been named on the Chelsea bench for this afternoon's Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.

Rumours are rumbling that the Brazilian has fallen out with manager Antonio Conte over the defender's friendship with recently-sold striker Diego Costa.

As in the recent 1-0 victory over Manchester United, Andreas Christensen has been preferred to start at the back alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill.

Danny Drinkwater has regained fitness following a knock, but he can only make the bench as Conte names the same XI that defeated United at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago.

As for the Baggies, whose manager Tony Pulis is under pressure, two changes have been made to the team that were beaten 1-0 by Huddersfield Town as Salomon Rondon and Matt Phillips come into the side.

Hal Robson-Kanu and Allan Nyom make way as Pulis faces an uphill struggle to end West Brom's 10-game winless run.

West Bromwich Albion: Foster; McAuley, Hegazi, Evans; Phillips, Krychowiak, Barry, Livermore, Gibbs; Rondon, Rodriguez
Subs: Myhill, Nyom, Robson-Kanu, Yacob, Brunt, McClean, Burke

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Morata
Subs: Caballero, Rudger, Luiz, Drinkwater, Ampadu, Pedro, Willian

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