Chelsea have championship point as they head to West Bromwich Albion . Win and they’re champions!!!
West Brom themselves have already claimed a London scalp on home turf in the form of Arsenal. Could they delay the crowning of the new title holders?
Tony Pulis welcomes Jonny Evans and Hal Robson-Kanu back from injuries for this massive fixture.
Winger, Matt Phillips remains on the sidelines with a hamstring issue.
Chelsea have their engine man back as N’Golo Kante is fit again, after missing Monday’s win over Middlesbrough with a thigh strain.
Thorn in the tale
The Hawthorns has often been one of Chelsea’s bogey grounds. They however won the corresponding fixture last season in a five goal thriller.
Tony Pulis was on a scouting mission concerning Middlesbrough players, but got two birds with one stone when the visitors hosted Boro at Stamford Bridge.
Could that trip prove decisive in how he sets up his team here?
Antonio Conte has plenty of reasons to be optimistic, given that his side have lost just once in their last eight league meetings with West Brom.
There are also two personal milestones on offer here.
Conte could lift his fourth consecutive domestic league title, after winning three at Juventus in Serie A. He could also become the fourth foreign manager to lift the Premier League trophy in his first season on English soil.
John Terry could become the first player outside of Manchester United to leave five top flight trophies.
With this being his final season at Stamford Bridge, is the stage set for a fairytale ending?
Even though there are two more games left, I expect Chelsea to get the job done here.
West Brom might be tough to shut out at set pieces but have performed poorly since the International break.
After that sort of run, it’s difficult to see them doing anything here unless they have a surprise up their sleeves.
Conte needs his side to keep their cool here, given that they have had players sent off on their last two trips here.
If they can do that, expect a comfortable win and the title sealed.
Prediction: WBA 0-2 Chelsea
Result: WBA 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea are Champions!!!