Chelsea Fantasy Fan View v West Brom

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Morata has been involved in 10 goals in the last 10 games for Chelsea during his debut season.
Morata has been involved in 10 goals in the last 10 games for Chelsea during his debut season.

Chelsea return to the Hawthorns for the first time since they clinched the Premier League title their last season. A third win on the bounce against Manchester United last weekend means the Blues have clawed their way back into the top four, however the top spot still belongs to Manchester City, who sit nine points clear of Chelsea. West Brom meanwhile have not won since August and Tony Pulis will be desperate not to lose in the Midlands.

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Key battles

Fabregas v Krychowiak

Cesc Fabregas divides opinion among Chelsea fans, but over the last four gameweeks he has the most shots (11) and chances created (15) combined among all midfielders. His opposite number this Saturday will be the Paris Saint-Germain on-loan midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, who has the fourth most interceptions this season with 25. Pulis will no doubt lineup with three defensive-minded midfielders in jake Livermore, Gareth Barry and Krychowiak across the middle to thwart Chelsea’s attacks.

Morata v Hegazy

Alvaro Morata has already been involved in 10 goals in his first 10 games in the Premier League, including a goal and an assist in the last two games. The Spanish striker has scored four goals with his head already and West Brom, surprisingly, have conceded the most headed attempts per team.

Who to pick

Morata is evens to score against a struggling West Brom defence and has scored in the last two games, once for Chelsea against United and another for Spain in midweek against Costa Rica. On Yahoo Daily Fantasy, he is priced kindly at £23 as he is heavily goal dependent as shown by his low scores against Manchester CIty (1.65) and Watford (2.75) when he blanked.

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Who to avoid

With the return of N’Golo Kante to the lineup, Pedro’s run of consecutive starts came to an end against United. Conte preferred to run his 3-5-2, with the central midfield trio of N’Golo Kante, Tiemoué Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas running the show. This leaves spots further forward for only Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard, making a starting berth for the Spanish winger unlikely.

Who to watch

Doubts over David Luiz’s place in the squad has opened the doors for youngster Andreas Christensen to get a run of games under Antonio Conte. The Dane is priced kindly on all formats (£13 on Yahoo) and with N’Golo Kante back in the team, Chelsea looked more assured at the back.