Kick-off: Monday, February 12, 2018.
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Tonight’s clash against the Baggies is a vital one as Chelsea are currently out of the top four spot and would need nothing less than a victory to get to fourth position.
The Blues enter this game with huge pressure having lost their last two games by three goals, and Watford are deep in relegation waters as they are currently 20th on the table, five points behind 19th placed Stoke City and seven points from safety.
Chelsea won away at West Brom 4-0, and will be hoping for a similar feat tonight to ease off the pressure on the team.
In the last five league games, Chelsea have won four and drawn just once.
Both teams aren’t in good form as the Blues have won two and lost three games in their last five in all competitions. West Brom on the other hand have won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five games in all competitions.
Conte has an unblemished record in three meetings against the Baggies since he took over at Chelsea, winning all three of their previous games without conceding.
Tiemoue Bakayoko will miss the game following his dismissal at Watford while Olivier Giroud could make his first start since moving from Arsenal.
West Brom haven’t beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in any of their last 16 visits in all competitions (D3 L13), since winning 1-0 in the League Cup in November 1983 under Ron Wylie.
Antonio Conte hasn’t lost three consecutive league games as manager since November 2009, when he was with Atalanta in Serie A.
My Prediction: Chelsea might have struggled of late but the Blues will bounce back with a 3-0 win.