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Chelsea v West Brom: Predicted line-ups

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Chelsea will look to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season when they come up against West Brom following the conclusion of the international break.

The Blues are four points clear at the top of the table ahead of Southampton with Manchester City, who many thought would be Jose Mourinho's biggest rivals, a further four points back.

Big win

Of course Chelsea went into the international break with a huge win over Liverpool under their belts, and will expect three more points when they play hosts to the Baggies at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The big news from a Chelsea perspective is that both Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa will likely take to the field having pulled out of Spain's squad for their games against Belarus and Germany. There was certainly an air of controversy about the duo's decision, and both Gerard Pique and boss Vicente del Bosque have publicly admitted they were far from impressed.

Ready for action

However Chelsea fans won't care one jot when their two best players this season line up this weekend. Fabregas has nine assists already this season while Costa has 10 goals to his name - and Mourinho will be delighted to have his two most dangerous weapons to call upon.

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The last time these two teams met it ended in a 1-1 draw, with Branislav Ivanovic getting the opener before Victor Anichebe levelled things up in the dying minutes of the game.

The game before that was a draw too, with Chelsea's last win over the Baggies coming last year. West Brom won the two encounters before that in 2012.

Chelsea are unlikely to make any major changes for the game having been pretty much the same line up all season, barring any injuries in the remaining international fixtures of course.

Chelsea predicted line-up:

Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar, Costa

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