Predicted Chelsea Team To Take On West Brom

By on November 8, 2013

Chelsea welcome West Brom to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon looking to close the gap on league leaders Arsenal.

Boss Jose Mourinho is expected to stick with the majority of the side that beat Schalke 3-0 in midweek in the Champions League, meaning David Luiz may have to once again make do with a place among the subs as Gary Cahill plays alongside John Terry at the back.

Ryan Bertrand is injured so Ashley Cole is likely to be recalled having been left out against the Germans, with Cesar Azpilicueta dropping out. Frank Lampard was also on the bench on Wednesday but could come back in alongside Ramires in midfield, while Eden Hazard might return after being left out of the squad entirely after turning up late for training.

Juan Mata may miss out again with Andre Schurrle impressing against Schalke and Samuel Eto’o should continue to spearhead the attack after scoring a brace last time out.

Here’s the line-up Mourinho could go with for the West Brom clash:

What do you think of the team? What line-up would you go with?


  1. sam

    November 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Azp – Luiz- Terry – Cole
    Mikel – Ramirez
    Willian – Oscar – Hazard

    Subs – Mata instead oscar, Eto’o instead Ba, Iva instead Azp

    • japhet mukala

      November 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      i Agree, Willian need to start ahead of Shurle,

    • Kela Uwadibad

      November 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Better squad sheet than the one predicted by the author. That said,I will start with Eto’o and have Ba as sub.

  2. japhet mukala

    November 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    i dont think if Lampard deserve a first XI leaving Mikel on the bench!Lampard need respect by playing him 30 or 20 min, Mulumbu is too strong to our Midfilder, Mikel is a number can fit him 100%, lets leave all personal love on bed and put foward the team interest.

    • Emmacool

      November 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      You are right man! Lampard should be coming 30 or 20 minutes.

  3. Sammy

    November 8, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Cech, azpilicueta, cahill, luiz, Cole, ramires, lampard, hazard, Oscar, willian, Eto’o.
    Chelsea 3 – WBA 0

  4. Yinka Omikunle

    November 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I would have preferred Mikel to Lampard to pair with Ramires.

  5. Solocom

    November 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Am begining to dislike what’s being posted on dis site, while should lampard be starting all our games for crying out loud? Lampard deserves nothing but 20 to 30min on de pitch.

  6. Dennis Oletukovie

    November 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Ivan, cahill, terry, Cole
    ramires mikel
    willian Mata hazards

    sub. Azpi, luiz, lamp, essien, schurle, Oscar, eto

  7. Chris

    November 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I totally agree that Lampard is not that physically fit to to be always starts ahead the likes of Mike andl esien

  8. eazy. olanrewaju

    November 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Why did u like lamperd insted mikel or essien. I will like the special one to line up. Cech. Azecuileta cahil luiz cole ramires mikel wiliam mata hazard. Ba. And sub. Oscar for wilaim. Ba for eto and ramires for essien. Ivanovic terry and lamper to rest. Up bluess mou should try that formation plsssss. Chelsea 3. Westbrom 0.

  9. Moses Mashumba

    November 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Manager should field a solid team, no more 11 mistakes. We should narrow the gap between us & Arsenal. No excuse for defeat or draw. 2-0 should suffice though am coy about first XI.

  10. softy

    November 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    surely I prefer willian geting d nod to start ahead of Shurrels..
    Lampard should also b benched once again..

  11. Anthony

    November 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    let mourinho do his work

  12. Okpaks

    November 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm


  13. Emmacool

    November 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I will go with cech, cahill, luiz, cole, azpi. Mikel, ramirez, mata-10role, hazard, willian, eto,o. Lampard& oscar should rest

  14. buchi

    November 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm


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  16. Paul ankuka

    November 9, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I think lampard is not fit 2 play 100% of the game instead mikel can do better and lampard can play for 20 or 30 mins.And the special one should mind how he carrys on with is sub.

  17. Eto'oal

    November 9, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Lampard should and must remain on the bench. He’s 36 and his legs are gone.

    It’s time he stops being selfish and realise it’s about the team and not him. He’s undermined 3 managers who tried to phase him out, but not this time.

    He does not belong in that makeshift DM/CM roles he’s being deployed by Mourinho, he can’t defend nor cover any ground which leaves Ramires exposed and with the workload of two men. Enough is enough.

    We were finally able to dominate the midfield without Lampard in there. Leave it as is.

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