West Brom – Chelsea : Preview & Prediction
West Brom finished second in the Championship last year, just behind Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, and will have had a wonderful season. The latter allows him to find the elite, and once again to compete against the best English teams. A level perhaps too high, since the promoted has just lost his first two days of the championship (0-3 against Leicester and 5-0 at Everton).
Chelsea, 4th in the Premier League last year, had their hair cut at the post and finished behind Manchester United due to a lower goal difference. Nothing catastrophic, since the two clubs are automatically qualified for the Champions League pools. In order to aim higher, Chelsea made an XXL transfer window (Ziyech, Werner, Havertz, Thiago Silva, Chilwell and Edouard Mendy among others) and won their first league match in Brighton (1-3) before losing to the champion Liverpool (0-2) and win the League Cup (6-0 against Barnsley).
West Brom finished 6th (of 24) in the Championship at home last year with 10 wins, 10 draws and 3 losses.
West Brom scored 44 goals and conceded 27 in 23 home league games last year. Which made him the best attack, tied with Brentford!
Chelsea finished 4th in the Premier League away from home last year with 9 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses.
Chelsea have scored 39 goals and conceded 38 in 19 away league games last year. Which made it the second best attack as well as the worst defense!
Chelsea put on the show away from home last year. The club scored a lot but cashed almost as much, and it was a guaranteed spectacle with the Blues. This season, Chelsea have won 1-3 at Brighton, and again provided some fun. Chelsea wins and over 2.5 goals!
West Brom – Chelsea : Betting Tips
Chelsea – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70