West Brom travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon as they take on Chelsea in the Premier League.

Sam Allardyce knows that his side need to start winning if they want to survive relegation, although it doesn’t get much tougher than this.

Thomas Tuchel is still unbeaten since taking over from Frank Lampard, and his defensive record is equally impressive; something that goes against our shocking attack.

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Sam Johnstone has been away on international duty with England this month and will be thrown straight back into action upon his return.

There will be changes in the back four, with Darnell Furlong being dropped after his shocker against Crystal Palace last time out. The £18,500-a-week ace had one to forget as he handed the penalty which lost the game [Spotrac].

Dara O’Shea will shift to the right, and that will allow Semi Ajayi to partner Kyle Bartley once again and his pace will be a real asset to the Albion.

Conor Townsend will continue, with Kieran Gibbs confirming his impending exit to move to the MLS once this season is complete.

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There is only one man who can hold in midfield, and that is the sensational Okay Yokuslu.

It will be all change ahead of him though, with Conor Gallagher ineligible to face his parent club at Stamford Bridge; something that opens the space for Robert Snodgrass.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles still has more to give in this new midfield role, and his pace could be a real danger on the counter-attack.

Matt Phillips should continue on the right, with his defensive mindset something that will be needed desperately to contain the relentless Blues.

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The two attacking players that could be tasked with making all the difference will clearly be Matheus Pereira and Mbaye Diagne.

Both have disappointed recently in the Premier League against so-called lesser teams, and now they must prove themselves again on the bigger stage.

Here’s how we expect the Baggies to line up…

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