Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea FC play away to West Brom in the early Sunday morning kick-off. Watch the West Brom vs Chelsea match, live online, to see whether Jose Mourinho can finally register a win after a dismal start to life as the Barclays Premier League champions.
Having gone without a victory in the opening two games for the first time since 1998, Chelsea is keen on recording their first victory of the new campaign. West Brom, on the other hand, will want to replicate their performance that saw them run out 3-0 winners in the corresponding fixture, although the match was meaningless as Chelsea was already handed the Barclays Premier League title.
In fact, West Brom has won three of the last four home encounters against Chelsea and could just go for the jugular sensing a broken Chelsea team. West Brom vs Chelsea has become known as the graveyard fixture for recent Chelsea managers.
However, Chelsea will be buoyed by the signing of Spanish forward Pedro Rodriguez, who had been touted to join Premier League rivals Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho will take charge of his 300th game as Chelsea manager, yet the atmosphere will not be as rosy as one would have assumed after his domineering title assault last season.
“This week we trained better than ever. Why? Because we are not happy. I’m not happy with the results, the players are not happy. We want to do better and the only way is to work well.This week we got a very good young left-back and we got one of the best attacking players in the world. Pedro is a player we like a lot and we are happy to have.”
West Brom has not enjoyed the start of the Barclays Premier League season either after getting trashed by Manchester City and a dull draw away to newly promoted Watford, failing to score on both occasions. Last season top goalscorer Saido Berahino has been linked to a move to Tottenham Hotspurs, but manager Tony Pulis remained coy when asked about his rumored departure.
“We want Saido to stay. You never say never but we want him to stay. It would be in his best interests.”
Who will prevail in what could prove a pivotal Barclays Premier League encounter? Watch the West Brom vs Chelsea match live online via NBC Live Extra in the United States at 8:30 AM eastern time.
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