Date: 23rd August 2015 at 6:57am
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West Brom host Chelsea at the Hawthorns on Sunday with both sides still looking to pick up their first win of the season.

Despite picking up a point last week at Watford, the performance by West Brom won’t have pleased many of the supporters.

The Baggies only had six shots to the Hornets’ 16 and spent the majority of the time defending, with 44 clearances and only a 69% pass completion rate.

Tony Pulis will want to see more positive play against the champions, who they beat 3-0 back in May, and has James McClean and Callum McManaman as options to bring in.

18 May 2015 - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea - Callum McManaman of West Bromwich Albion - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Club-record signing Salomón Rondón could also be given his first start but it is likely that Saido Berahino will be the only striker as Pulis will hope to keep things solid early on in midfield.

Serge Gnabry could add extra bite in front of the defence with the German yet to make an appearance this season.

All the talk has surrounded Chelsea’s defensive woes but Jose Mourinho will also be disappointed with his attack so far this campaign.

The Blues actually had slightly more of the ball in their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City but only created seven chances compared to City’s 17.

This suggests a lack of imagination in their attacking play and Mourinho will be delighted to have brought Pedro into his squad. The 28-year-old Spaniard could come straight into the team in place of Ramires or Willian.

John Terry should retain his place in defence despite being substituted at half time last week but Kurt Zouma is breathing down his neck.

Thibaut Courtois is available after suspension and will replace Asmir Begović, despite the Bosnian’s impressive display at the Etihad.

Oscar and Victor Moses remain injured with both set to return next week.

Chelsea have only kept one clean sheet in their last seven league games.

League Position: West Brom – 18th, 1 pt; Chelsea – 16th, 1 pt
Last Meeting: West Brom 3-0 Chelsea, May 2015
Key Men: West Brom – Saido Berahino; Chelsea – Eden Hazard
Form: West Brom-LD; Chelsea -DL

20th January 2015 - Capital One Cup - Semi-Final (1st Leg) - Liverpool v Chelsea - Eden Hazard of Chelsea - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

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