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Olivier Giroud makes his first Chelsea start v West Brom

Olivier Giroud makes his first Chelsea start v West Brom

Olivier Giroud makes his first start for Chelsea and Alvaro Morata returns to the bench as the Blues host West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge. […]The post Olivier Giroud makes his first Chelsea start v West Brom appeared first on Squawka News.

Olivier Giroud makes his first start for Chelsea and Alvaro Morata returns to the bench as the Blues host West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will be looking to bounce back following their back-to-back losses against Bournemouth and Watford with a much needed win against bottom-placed West Brom.
Antonio Conte will be looking to alleviate some of the pressure surrounding his future as Chelsea manager.
Giroud has been given his first start for the Blues following his transfer from Arsenal in January, and Andreas Christensen has also been included in the XI following a return from his hamstring injury.
Marcos Alonso, however, has once again been omitted from the Chelsea squad, still with a minor hamstring problem while Morata makes the bench after missing the last three Premier League games.
Chelsea XI vs. West Brom: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Zappacosta; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard.
West Brom XI vs. Chelsea: Foster; Gibbs, Evans, Dawson, Hegazi Brunt; Barry, Krychowiak; Phillips; Rondón, Sturridge.
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David Luiz is also absent from the squad while midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko serves his suspension for a red card against Watford, with Eden Hazard starting up front alongside Pedro and Giroud.
Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante feature in the Blues midfield.
A win against the Baggies could lift the Blues back to fourth place, just one point below Spurs, but a loss would see them remain in fifth.
Liverpool loanee Daniel Sturridge has been given a start against his old club and is still looking to score his first Baggies goal since his move last month.
Alan Pardew’s side will be heading into the fixture with extra ... view: 0
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