Chelsea vs West Brom: Srongest Chelsea XI conte to make 2 Changes,start time, team news, line-ups and head to head

The future of Antonio Conte is the talk of Chelsea ahead of Monday's visit of West Brom.

A 4-1 humbling at Watford saw Conte give his players three days off as speculation over the Italian's position reached continued to mount. It's just one Premier League win in 2018 for Chelsea, and back-to-back defeats by a three-goal margin, and again conclude the weekend fixtures when the bottom-of-the-table Baggies come to town. It remains to be seen how Chelsea will look both on the pitch and on the sidelines come kick-off and could well find themselves out of the top four. Scroll down for Standard Sport's comprehensive preview...

Start time

Chelsea host West Brom at Stamford Bridge with kick-off scheduled for 8pm on Monday, February 12. TV and live online coverage The match is available via Now TV, with a day pass on offer for £6.99. The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting from 7.00pm. Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app. Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up and action from 7pm with Standard Sport’s London Football live blog.

Team news

Chelsea will be without suspended midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko as the France international serves a one-game ban following his dismissal at Watford. Striker Olivier Giroud could make his first start since moving from Arsenal, but centre-back Andreas Christensen (hamstring) faces a late fitness test and forward Alvaro Morata (back) remains sidelined. Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Eduardo, Rudiger, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Alonso, Zappacosta, Sterling, Palmieri, Ampadu, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Moses, Willian, Pedro, Hazard, Giroud. Jay Rodriguez is available for selection for West Brom despite being charged by the Football Association following his clash with Gaetan Bong. The striker will still be picked by boss Alan Pardew despite being charged with alleged racial abuse of the Brighton defender, something the England international denies. Jonny Evans (back), Kieran Gibbs (hamstring), Grzegorz Krychowiak (leg) are available but Jake Livermore (hamstring) James Morrison (Achilles) and Nacer Chadli (hip) are out. Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Nyom, Evans, McAuley, Hegazi, Gibbs, Brunt, Yacob, Field, Phillips, McClean, Barry, Rondon, Burke, Rodriguez, Krychowiak, Robson-Kanu, Sturridge.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea starting XI:

Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Drinkwater, Alonso; Willian, Hazard; Giroud

West Brom starting XI:

Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Hegazi, Nyom; Phillips, Barry, Yacob, Brunt; Sturridge, Rondon

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