Date: 12 May 2017 13:03
Antonio Conte's Blues can win the Premier League title with two games to spare by defeating the Baggies away from home on Friday night
Chelsea can win the Premier League title by beating West Brom at the Hawthorns on Friday night.
The Blues lead second-place Tottenham by seven points with three games remaining and can take an unassailable lead if they can see off Tony Pulis' men in the Midlands.
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A draw will also be enough if Spurs fail to beat Manchester United on Sunday but Chelsea will be determined to claim the championship on their own terms and earn a weekend of celebrations.
|Game||West Brom vs Chelsea|
|Date||Friday, May 12, 2017|
|Time||20:00 GMT, 15:00 ET|
In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports 1 and by stream via Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports 1||Sky Go|
In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on NBCSN and by stream via NBC Sports Live.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||NBC Sports Live|
|Position||West Brom players|
|Goalkeepers||Foster, Myhill, Rose|
|Defenders||Evans, McAuley, Dawson, Kane Wilson, Nyom, Marc Wilson|
|Midfielders||Yacob, Morrison, Brunt, McClean, Fletcher, Leko, Field, Chadli, Harper, Livermore|
Jonny Evans is fit to play after an ankle injury and Hal Robson-Kanu will be in the squad despite a hamstring issue. Matt Phillips (also hamstring) is Pulis' only confirmed absentee.
Potential starting XI: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Yacob; Brunt, Fletcher, Livermore, McClean; Rondon.
|Goalkeepers||Begovic, Courtois, Eduardo|
|Defenders||Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Aina, Alonso, Luiz, Ake|
|Midfielders||Fabregas, Hazard, Matic, Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Kante, Chalobah, Kenedy|
|Forwards||Pedro, Costa, Batshuayi|
N'Golo Kante is expected to be available after sitting out the win over Middlesbrough with a thigh injury, with Antonio Conte confirming that he has a full squad available.
For full Chelsea team news and a potential starting XI, click here.
Chelsea are 2/5 favourites to win at home, according to Oddschecker, with West Brom priced at 9/1 and the draw available at 9/2.
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Diego Costa is the 3/1 favourite to score first, with Eden Hazard rated at 9/2 and Salomon Rondon the top choice for the hosts at 12/1.
While Chelsea's march to the Premier League title seems like a return to the status quo after the Leicester City miracle of 2015-16, there are a few similarities between last year's champions and their almost-certain successors.
Both rose from a position a long way down the table, for starters. Chelsea's decline under Jose Mourinho last season was of course, a shocking anomaly rather than what was expected, as was the case for Leicester, but it is nevertheless remarkable just how rapidly and drastically they have turned it around under Antonio Conte.
They have both shown that confidence and momentum can go a long way, and a lack of European football interrupting your schedule can play a big part in building it. One or two clubs and individual matches might have interrupted Leicester and Chelsea's rhythm, but not enough to really kick them out of it.
Then there is their attention to defending and ability to keep clean sheets and grind out results. Leicester dismissed the modern notion of full-backs as virtual wingers and created a four-man block at the back, while Chelsea added an extra centre-back in order to allow their wide defenders to rampage up and down the pitch.
And there is N'Golo Kante. Neither team could have played the way they did without the little ball of energy crashing around the middle of the field, shutting down attacks before they reached his own half and contributing more poise and smart passing in attack than he is given credit for.
Despite the possibility of six teams finishing with 70 points or more this season and Tottenham's admirable efforts, it has not been much of a race for a while. Chelsea, whether on Friday night or a little later, will be English champions for the sixth time.