West Bromwich Albion will be looking to make amends for a heavy 5-2 loss to Everton when they face Chelsea at the Hawthorns. The Baggies experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the Goodison Park clash, but it has to be noted that Kieran Gibbs was sent off on the stroke of half time. Since Slaven Bilic will watch the Chelsea game from the standings as well, home win should not be considered. Make the best sports bet with NairaBet and win a cool cash prize!
The likes of Ahmed Hegazy and Kenneth Zohore remain in the recovery room for the hosts. The Blues, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from the heart-breaking loss to Liverpool. Frank Lampard’s troops will not have a better chance than this to get back on course, and even though Andreas Christensen is sidelined through suspension, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. To make a great deal, use the Bet9ja platform that offers analytical tools and the best odds.
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (AHMED HEGAZY):
Ahmed Hegazy is a 194-cm-tall centre-back who plays for both West Bromwich Albion and Egypt national team. Born in Ismailia, Egypt on January 25, 1991, Hegazy began his youth career at hometown club Ismaily.
The powerful defender played 28 games for Ismaily senior team before joining Fiorentina on December 22, 2011. The Egypt international, though, made only three appearances for the Viola in the Serie A as he was immediately sent on loan to Perugia. Following his spell Al Ahly, Ahmed Hegazy signed a deal with Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2017.
He made his debut in the English top flight on August 12, 2017, scoring a header in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Speaking of his international career, Ahmed Hegazy made his Egypt debut against Sierra Leone back in 2011. Hegazy scored his first goal for the national team in a 1-1 draw with Botswana on June 4, 2013.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (CHELSEA):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.