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How Chelsea could line up against West Bromwich Albion

Ahead of Chelsea's Premier League meeting with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Sports Mole looks at how the Blues could line up at The Hawthorns.

Chelsea face a quick turnaround in fixtures as they prepare to take on Premier League basement boys West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

The Blues were quick to put last weekend's 2-0 home loss against Liverpool behind them by brushing aside Barnsley 6-0 in the EFL Cup in midweek.

Frank Lampard fielded a strong lineup for that game and may well keep changes to a minimum for this trip to the West Midlands.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up against a West Brom side yet to pick up a point this season.

Possible CHEXI vs. WBA

Out: Billy Gilmour (knee), Hakim Ziyech (knee)
Doubtful: Christian Pulisic (hamstring)

> Click here for Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Chelsea completed the signing of Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on Thursday, but his availability is unknown due to various coronavirus protocols.

Lampard must therefore decide whether to stick with Kepa Arrizabalaga, who produced another shocking display against Liverpool, or turn to Willy Caballero.

Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva came through their first appearances for Chelsea unscathed in midweek, meanwhile, and are now in contention to start Saturday's clash.

Andreas Christensen is back from suspension, but he is likely to face a spell out of the side, with Kurt Zouma the best bet to partner Silva.

Further forward, Hakim Ziyech has yet to appear competitively for Chelsea because of a knee injury, while Christian Pulisic is still nursing a hamstring problem.

Lampard went with Tammy Abraham up top against Barnsley. Given how well his side performed, with Kai Havertz notching a hat-trick, he may well use Timo Werner in a wide position here.

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