Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte is looking at winning the title in his debut season with Chelsea Getty Images

Chelsea travel to West Bromwich Albion on Friday where a win will see them lift the Premier League title for the second time in three years.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 8pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


West Brom defender Jonny Evans has been declared fit after being forced off against Burnley last weekend and is likely to make the starting line-up against the Blues. Hal Robson-Kanu has also shrugged off a hamstring problem but Matt Phillips is still out injured with a similar problem.

Manager Tony Pulis has confirmed that the Baggies will do everything they can to make the Blues' title triumph that much more difficult. West Brom lost the reverse fixture owing to a late goal by Diego Costa after keeping them out for the majority of the game. They have, however, been on a woeful run since April, taking only two points from the ensuing six games.

Meanwhile, the Blues will welcome back the PFA Player of the Year N'Golo Kante to the team as he looks for his second Premier League title in consecutive years, having won it with Leicester City last year. The midfielder missed the game against Middlesbrough with a thigh strain. Victory would take their points away from home in the league to 42, the same as Manchester United in 2012.

A win here for Antonio Conte will make him the fourth manager ever to win the title in his debut season after Jose Mourinho in 2004/05, Carlo Ancelotti in 2009/10 and Manuel Pellegrini in 2013/14. This would also be Conte's fourth consecutive league title, having won the previous three during his time in Juventus.

What managers say

Tony Pulis: "We're doing our damnedest to make it a competitive game and a good game. I don't think Antonio Conte will expect anything different. You've got to give Antonio and the players great credit for having a chance of lifting the double. They deserve to be where they are. They've been the most consistent team in the league this year and they come to our place with a chance of winning it. We'll give it our best. We're still chasing a points tally that will keep us in eighth position, so we have a lot to play for." (via BBC)

Antonio Conte: "I have a contract with Chelsea for two more years. It is logical when you start work in a new club for the will to be to continue to work and try to improve your work in many years, and for sure this is my will. But now the most important thing is to reach our target To arrive at this moment, with this great opportunity, we worked very hard for the whole season and now it's important to be ready and try to take this step and then to celebrate together." (via BBC)

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • West Brom win: 9
  • Draw: 9/2
  • Chelsea win: 4/11

Team News

West Bromwich Albion

Possible XI: Foster, Dawson, Evans, McAuley, Wilson, Yacob, Fletcher, Livermore, McClean, Brunt, Rondon


Possible XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Pedro, Hazard, Costa