Chelsea vs. West Brom

Premier League

Stamford Bridge

3:00 PM, Monday 02-12-2018

FREE PREMIER LEAGUE SOCCER PICK CHELSEA VS. WEST BROM

Team News West Brom: West Brom are in last place in the league and show no signs of surging up the table. While it is close, they lack skill, depth and desire. They are the worst team in the league for a reason, and it shows when they play. Their defense is poor, they do not score goals and they are sloppy passers. They are led by Jay Rodriguez and Solomon Rondon with 4 goals each and Chris Brunt has 4 assists. Chelsea has been in a rut lately, but to drop points to West Brom would be the lowest point they could reach this season. West Brom lacks anything that could help them defeat Chelsea, and because of that, will struggle to produce in this match.

FREE PREMIER LEAGUE SOCCER PREDICTION CHELSEA VS. WEST BROM

Team News Chelsea: Chelsea are struggling much more than anyone expected out of them. They are the defending league champs, but sit in fifth and are 22 points back from Man City. Alvaro Morata is still their leading scorer with 10 goals, but has not been playing as of late due to injuries. They have been playing Eden Hazard (8G, 2A) as a false 9 in Morata’s absence, however they recently acquired Olivier Giroud from Arsenal, so it is unknown how they will line up. Chelsea recently suffered a shocking home loss to Bournemouth, 3-0 and a poor away loss to Watford. They are sitting just outside of the final Champions League spot, but have quite a difficult schedule coming up (Barca, United, City), so they absolutely need to figure it out. They need to claim points when they have the opportunity, and this is the perfect time.

 

Chelsea is superior in every aspect, but have been struggling without Morata. They need to win to keep pace with the top of the league, and you should see a sense of urgency to secure a victory. Expect Chelsea to come out and play for the full 90 minutes today. West Brom has been struggling mightily and this seems like a good time for Chelsea to pounce.

Pick: Chelsea 3/10