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Chelsea Vs West Brom: Premier League Highlights, Preview and Team News

Reigning champions take on the newly promoted at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea will give a late test to midfielder Frank Lampard, who hurt his ankle in England’s 2-1 win against Hungary on Wednesday.
Petr Cech and Alex are available after recovering from injury, while Didier Drogba could feature despite lacking match fitness following hernia surgery.
West Brom are optimistic that Graham Dorrans’ groin injury will not prevent him from starting at Stamford Bridge.
Defender Pablo Ibanez could feature after overcoming a hamstring problem.
Chelsea
Doubtful: Alex (thigh), Cech (calf), Drogba (match fitness)
Injured: Bosingwa (knee)
West Brom
Doubtful: Dorrans (groin), Ibanez (hamstring) (BBC Sport)

Highlights of this game will be posted on this site the moment the final whistle has been blown.

West Brom have not won at Stamford Bridge in 27 years and its difficult to imagine a trickier fixture for Roberto Di Matteo to take charge of on the club’s Premier League return than a fixture against the reigning champions. Many would have this down as a home banker but the Baggies may cling on to some hope after Carlo Ancelotti’s side failed to inspire in the Community Shield match last weekend.

The west London side will be happy to have Petr Cech back between the sticks as he appears to have recovered from his calf injury just in time for the new season.

Carlo Ancelotti’s pre match press conference


Chelsea defensive duo fit for opener
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