Chelsea’s amazing run of form under Thomas Tuchel is one of the best transformations the Premier League seen in recent times. The German took over from Frank Lampard in January and has since conceded just two goals in 14 games, turning the Blues into a real threat for next season’s Premier League title.
Tuchel’s possession-based football has made defending a rarity and when called upon the back three/five have proven solid enough to deal with most attacks. They should have no issue in controlling the game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as they host West Brom who have scored just 20 goals this season and average just 38.4% possession, the lowest in the league.
Now 10 points behind 17th placed Newcastle United, Sam Allardyce’s West Brom are desperate for points and will need an incredible run of form if they are to pull off a great escape. The Baggies have had 20+ booking points in their last three games against teams in the 'Big Six', including five yellow cards against Manchester United, where they had just 27% possession.
We expect a similar low-possession game for West Brom and their desperation for points could well see them jump into tackles. Sky Bet are offering odds of 6/5 for the visitors to get 20+ booking points in Saturday’s early kick-off in London.