Its the defining moment for all Chelsea fans as the Blues arrive at the Hawthrons stadium for their match day 12 clash against West Bromwich Albon. In case of you’ve missed our preview to this weekend actions, you can catch up on all our predictions here: The Blues come onto this match on a high after defeating Manchester united in their last break before the international break. Will they be able to build on their current form when they take on Tony Pulis men this afternoon?
West brom lineup – Ben Foster; Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley, Ahmed Hegazy, Kieran Gibbs, Jake Livermore, Matthew Phillips, Gareth Barry, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jose Salomon Rondon, Jay Rodriguez,
Chelsea Lineup: Thibaut Courtois;Gary Cahill, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta; Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas, N’Golo Kante,Davide Zappacosta, Tiemoue Bakayoko; Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata
Referee: Jonathan Moss
The Blues start the match on a high as they seize complete possession for the first two minutes
Offside goal for West Brom. Jonathan Moss cut their early celebration off after Rondon is ruled offside
Chelsea are going complacent by the minute as West Brom continually have their chances ruled out as offside.
Corner Kick for Chelsea
Injury scare: Bakayoko seem to have picked up an injury
Livermore’s cross goes straight into the hands of Courtouis
GOAL for Chelsea!!! Morata pounce on the rebound after Hazard fired a shot at the West Brom goalie. Goal for Chelsea
Yellow card for Hazard
The Chelsea talisman made a clumsy tackle against Krychowiak
Morata’s goal in this match is his 8th goal of the season. He might not be as aggressive as Costa, But he surely knows how to slot the ball into the post for the Blues.
Conte seem to be losing his temper after the Ref failed to penalise the opponents for a series of attacks against Hazard
GOAL for Chelsea – Hazard and Morata punish West Brom’s defense with a series of deadly passes and Hazard eventually proved himself to be too quick for the keeper when he dribbled his way into the 18 yard before slotting the ball into the post.
The home fans are already holding a grudge against Hazard. They are booing his every move
The Blues could not have hoped for a better start to the match. They seem to have sealed the result of this match after just 28 minutes
This is Chelsea’s best performance in the season so far. Their defense is rigid, their midfield is tactical and their attack is very deadly. Nice work Chelsea
The ref played down Chelsea’s penalty appeal after Foster brought Morata down in the 18-yard
Corner kick for West Brom but their chance is headed away by McAuley
Rondon’s curler forced Courtois to make an impressive save
Free Kick for Chelsea
Hezagi brought Morata down close to the 18-yard
Marcos Alonso makes it three and West Brom are in real trouble
Alonso punished West Brom defense with a smooth header after he was left unmarked while Fabregas crossed a free-kick into the 18-yard. 3-0 for Chelsea
Penalty Appeal for Chelsea after Ahmed Hegazy brought Morata down in the 18-yard
This is Chelsea’s first 3-0 lead in the first half this season. The Blues are on a high lane to restoring their fear factor that earned them the league last season
Fabregas is tearing West Brom apart with a streak of long passes from the mid-field. Impressive
2 additional minutes as we draw curtains on an outstanding first half performance by Chelsea
West Brom 0 – 3 Chelsea
Tony Pulis will be praying for a second half miracle after the fans booed him as he headed to the dug-out with his team. He might be handed a three match deadline if West Brom fail to turn this match around
Possession – Chelsea 61% West Brom 39%
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West brom introduce Yacob into their lineup as the hope turn this match around
Corner Kick for West Brom
Livermore fail to convert a clear header
Yellow card for Fabregas
He dived in the 18-yard after a neat tackle by Yacob
Yellow Card for Yacob
He seem to be losing his temper after Fabregas tried to take advantage of the tackle
It took 53 minutes, but the home team have finally found their rhythm. They are forcing the Blues to play a defensive pattern.
Yellow Card for Rondon
He dived after a neat tackle by Christensen
Yacob is on the verge of receiving his marching orders. He shoved Morata aside violently
Throw in for Chelsea
the defending Champions are asserting their veto power on the match again
Corner Kick for Chelsea
West Brom are preparing their second substitution of the match. Tony Pulis is definitely not going down without a fight
The ever lethal Eden Harard manoeuvred his way through the West Brom defense before he curled the ball beyond the keepers reach.
Drinkwater is preparing to come on for Chelsea in their first substitution of the day.
A standing ovation for Fabregas as he makes way for Danny Drinkwater
Alonso came close to making it five for Chelsea, but he slipped after a body tussle with Jonny Evans
Hazard make way for Pedro in Chelsea’s second substitution of the day
Ngolo Kante is definitely an indispensable player for Chelsea. He has established his supremacy in the mid-field from the very first minute of the match.
Morata denied a second goal of the match. He hurled past West Brom’s defense but the linesman raise the flag against him.
Gareth Barry’s free-kick effort is saved by Courtois
Willian comes on for Kante in Chelsea’s last substitution of the day.
West Brom are trying all they can to salvage some sort of consolation goal before the last minute
Zapacosta’s pass failed to find anyone in the 18-yard as the blues fail to score a fifth goal in the 82nd minute
West Brom fans are already heading for the exit
McClean failed to score a one-on-one for West Brom after the blues made their first defensive error of the day
This is the best performance of Chelsea’s defense in the first 12 matches. They maintain their strong line, to the detriment of West Brom’s attack fleet
Jonatan Moss just called Cahill and Morata over. Probably to issue Morata a last warning after his clumsy tackle against Yacob
2 minutes extra time. The blues have advanced to the third position on the table
GAME OVER – West Brom 0 – 4 Chelsea.
The host seemed to be on the edge of an upset when Rondon scored an offside goal in the 1st minute. But an outstanding performance by Hazard and Morata assured the defending Champions of a well-deserved victory in a match that might decide the fate of Tony Pulis current job status.
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