Date :Saturday 26th September,2020
Stadium Hawthorns Park
As for the hosts, Kieran Gibbs is suspended following his red card against Everton and is expected to be replaced at left-back by Conor Townsend.
Hal Robson-Kanu scored twice in West Brom’s 2-2 draw with Brentford but was replaced late on due to what Bilic described as “tightness”, rendering him doubtful for this match.
Kamil Grosicki, Ahmed Hegazi and Kenneth Zohore are also unlikely to play any part for the Baggies because of injury problems.
It could be an emotional first game back in the Premier League for Chelsea legend Branislav Ivanovic, who joined Albion on a short-term deal this week.
West Bromwich Albion possible starting lineup:
Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Ivanovic, O’Shea, Townsend; Pereira, Sawyers, Livermore, Diangana; Robinson
West Bromwich Albion Premier League form: LL
West Bromwich Albion form (all competitions): LLL
Hakim Ziyech has still yet to make his debut for Chelsea because of an injury sustained in pre-season, while Christian Pulisic remains doubtful.
The good news for Lampard is that Silva came through his debut unscathed and is in line to make his Premier League bow, and that could also be the case for new arrival Mendy.
However, Mendy has to pass coronavirus medical checks before he can be considered for selection, so Willy Caballero may get the nod for this one.
Chilwell got an assist to his name on his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt and, fitness depending, could retain his place at left-back at The Hawthorns.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Caballero; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kante, Kovacic; Mount, Havertz, Werner; Abraham
Chelsea Premier League form: WL
Chelsea form (all competitions): WLW
Prediction: West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Chelsea