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(Sporting Alert) — Chelsea will look to go four points clear a top of the Barclays Premier League with a win over West Brom when the two meet at The Hawthorns tonight.

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Manager Jose Mourinho makes one change to his Chelsea starting lineup that beat Newcastle 3-0 at the weekend with Brazilian Ramires coming in as a replacement for Frank Lampard in the midfield.

The on form Eden Hazard, who scored a hat-trick in the last outing, alongside Nemanja Matic, Willian and Oscar, all start in midfield, while Samuel Eto’o leads the attack.

Spanish striker Fernando Torres, who recently returned from a knee problem, has been named to the bench with Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah, while there is no place for Demba Ba.

Meanwhile, West Bromwich make four adjustments from the side that lost 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Saturday, as striker Thievy Bifouma has been handed his first start since joining on loan from Espanyol.

Steven Reid, Morgan Amalfitano and Saido Berahino are also starters.

Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, D Luiz, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto’o. Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Schurrle, Salah, Torres.

West Brom team: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Dawson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Amalfitano, Morrison, Brunt, Thievy, Berahino. Subs: Myhill, Mulumbu, Lugano, Dorrans, Gera, Anichebe, Vydra.


James Anderson is a major football contributor for SportingAlert. Covers events from the teams in London, including Chelsea and Arsenal.

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