Confirmed - Chelsea v West Brom line-ups - Hazard returns for Blues

Stamford Bridge

Chelsea will be confident of three points as they host West Bromwich Albion, kick-off from Stamford Bridge at 15:00 GMT.

Chelsea starting team: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Lampard, Hazard, Oscar, Willian, Eto'o

Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Luiz, Mikel, Mata, De Bruyne, Ba

West Brom starting team: Myhill, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt, Long

Subs: L Daniels, Dawson, Popov, Morrison, Berahino, Anichebe, Vydra

Chelsea go into this game off the back of a good win against FC Schalke in the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho’s side should be looking to respond in positive fashion after they were well beaten by Newcastle United last weekend, in a defeat that not many would have been expecting.

There was a blow for the Blues ahead of this game with the news that Fernando Torres was unavailable with a thigh problem but that presents a chance for another of the forwards to step in.

Chelsea can close the gap on Arsenal to two points with a win.

West Brom will be confident because there are examples of them playing well on the road this season.

They were magnificent away from home against Manchester United and manager Steve Clark will point to that result to keep heads up ahead of the game. The Baggies are looking to move into the top half of the table.

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