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Premier League Preview: Chelsea - West Bromwich Albion

Chelsea begin the defence of their Premier League title with a home game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday evening.

The Blues won an historic league and FA Cup Double last season, but go into the new campaign short on momentum after a disappointing pre-season campaign – where they won just once – was capped off by defeat to Manchester United in the Community Shield.

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moha104389d ago

will they loose 6 in a row?? That will be catastrophe....

zico4389d ago

Drogba is out, Chech is out, we`ll never know? First match are always difficult.

moha104389d ago

true, but still; Chelsea and WB are two different leagues...the squad, economic, history...everything.

Cyorg4389d ago

For tomorrow's match, the article made it sound that Drogba is probable, and Cech is a maybe.

"Chelsea are hoping that goalkeeper Petr Cech will be fit enough to return in time for the game, after problems with a calf injury meant Henrique Hilario and Ross Turnbull stood in for him throughout pre-season.

Didier Drogba should be fit enough to play a full part in proceedings after being restricted to a substitute appearance in the Community Shield, although Alex is out with a thigh problem and Ricardo Carvalho has joined Real Madrid.

That means Branislav Ivanovic is set to continue in the centre of defence alongside John Terry, with Paulo Ferreira at right-back.

Possible Starting XI: Cech; Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Essien, Lampard; Anelka, Drogba, Malouda."