• Barclays Prem
  • 17 Nov 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: The Hawthorns
Home team Score Away team

West Bromwich Albion

2-1

Chelsea

Shane Long 10
Peter Odemwingie 50
Eden Hazard 39

West Brom v Chelsea preview

Friday 16th November 2012 11:45

Ben Foster: Misses out for West Brom

Ben Foster: Misses out for West Brom

West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill will again provide cover for Ben Foster, who is recovering from groin surgery.

Albion are sweating over the fitness of defender Gareth McAuley, who suffered a hamstring injury playing for Northern Ireland against Azerbaijan, with Gabriel Tamas on stand-by to deputise.

But they are more hopeful midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu will be fit after a hamstring injury led to him withdrawing from midweek action with Congo. On-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is ineligible to face his parent club.

Chelsea will once again be without the services of club captain John Terry after he picked up a knee injury during a meeting with Liverpool last weekend.

The centre-half made his return to Premier League action after serving a four-match ban in a 1-1 draw with the Reds, but is now facing up to another spell on the sidelines.

Ashley Cole, who has been nursing a hamstring problem, and Frank Lampard, who has a calf complaint, remain doubtful, while Di Matteo will be hoping that a midweek trip to the USA has not taken too much out of Brazilian duo Oscar and David Luiz.

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