West Brom welcome Chelsea to the Hawthorns on Saturday evening in their third Premier League clash of the season.
The Baggies have lost their first two games back in the top-flight, both by three goals which has seen them sit rock-bottom.
Slaven Bilic is calling for signings, and three points against Chelsea would certainly ease the nerves around the midlands.
West Brom could be handed a boost, with a key Blues duo set to miss out.
Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech have been confirmed as absentees by Frank Lampard, despite being back in training.
The Athletic journalist Simon Johnson relayed the news on his personal Twitter account, with the attacking duo not back to full fitness as it stands.
Pulsic and Ziyech back in training at #CFC but won't face West brom. Hopes they will be in contention to play in next week or two.
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) September 25, 2020
Pulisic was superb last season, with Ziyech arriving as one of the big-money signings at Stamford Bridge this summer from Ajax.
After Chelsea’s summer of massive spending though, Lampard will still have the likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz to call upon at the Hawthorns.
Pulisic was Chelsea’s best performer last season in the Champions League and third-best in the Premier League.
The American international scored nine goals and assisted four in his 25 appearances, with his sheer pace enough to cause anyone problems.
One positive of these two players being ruled out is that the Blues’ bench will be significantly weaker, with Callum Hudson-Odoi the only available winger in the matchday squad.
The Albion will need to be at their best to get any points against Chelsea, but this key duo missing will surely help – even if it’s not a massive amount.
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