West Bromwich Albion are still searching for their first point of the Premier League season and face Watch Live Chelsea.Slaven Bilic will hope his team can raise their game after defeats to Leicester and Everton so far, while they also exited the League Cup in midweek after losing on penalties to Brentford.
Chelsea completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy this week, though it’s unclear whether he’ll come straight in to replace error-strewn Kepa Arrizabalaga.Frank Lampard’s team started with a win over Brighton, but were soundly beaten by Liverpool a week ago.
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When is the match?
The game kicks off at 5:30pm on 26 September at The Hawthorns.
How can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Ultra HD. Subscribers can also watch the game via the Sky Go app.If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
What is the team news?
The Baggies are without the injured Kenneth Zohore and suspended Kieran Gibbs. Hal Robson-Kanu and Kamil Grosicki are both unfit to start.
Chelsea are still waiting for new signing Hakim Ziyech to regain full fitness, while Christian Pulisic and Billy Gilmour are similarly out injured.
WEST BROM welcome Chelsea to the Hawthorns looking for their first Premier League points of the season.It’s been a rough return to the top-flight for the Baggies with eight conceded in two games, while the Blues have DROPPED keeper Kepa to the bench as they look for a return to winning ways.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Chelsea’s visit to West Bromwich Albion.Frank Lampard is expected to give Premier League debuts to new signings Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell at The Hawthorns but goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will not be making his debut because he has had only one training session.
There is also unlikely to be a reunion with Branislav Ivanovic, the former Chelsea defender who signed for West Brom earlier this month.Lampard will be expecting another improvement from his team after they hammered Barnsley 6-0 in the Carabao Cup during midweek with Kai Havertz scoring a hat-trick in just over an hour from the No10 role.
The £72million signing should remain in that role but with Tammy Abraham also impressing the England striker could get a first Premier League start of the campaign. That could mean Timo Werner starts on the left wing, with Mason Mount moved on to the right.
All will become clear when the team news is confirmed an hour before kick-off.
The game itself starts at 5:30pm and is live on Sky Sports in the UK. But you can follow all the action right here from Alan Smith and Oliver Harbord.