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Webster, Connolly and Tau all in contention for Chelsea

All the team news and information ahead of Tuesday night's Premier League match against Chelsea.

By Charlie Hanson • 19 April 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster hasn't played since Albion's 1-1 draw with Burnley in February.

Albion are in Premier League action on Tuesday night as they make the trip to Chelsea, kick off 8pm.

Both sides will be gunning for three points – a win for Albion would be a huge step towards securing Premier League status for next season, while Chelsea would shoot up into third with a victory, as they continue their hot pursuit of a Champions League spot for next season.

By the time referee Stuart Attwell gets the game started, Albion will have enjoyed an eight-day break – their last outing a 0-0 draw with Everton at the Amex.

Thomas Tuchel’s team on the other hand will be in action for the third time in the space of a week, losing to Porto in Europe last week, before securing their place in the Emirates FA Cup final with a 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.

Team news

By Paul Hazlewood
Percy Tau has completed his period of self-isolation.

Graham Potter was pleased to report that he had no new injury concerns ahead of Tuesday's match.

"It’s just the long term ones that are unavailable. Aaron Connolly has had a good week of training so he’s available. Percy Tau is out of quarantine but hasn’t had too much training, so we will see how he is.

"Adam Webster has had a good few weeks of training and we have managed to get him up to speed. There is a possibility but we will see how he is. Same as Dan Burn, they have both had a bit more time from last week and trained well and available for selection."  


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PL Highlights: Albion 0 Everton 0

Albion 0

Everton 0

Albion: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, White, Gross, Bissouma, Lallana (Jahanbakhsh 87), Moder (Zeqiri 87), Maupay, Trossard (Mac Allister 63), Welbeck.

Subs: Steele, Karbownik, Izquierdo, Propper, Caicedo.

Their last fixture (Emirates FA Cup)

Chelsea 1
Ziyech 55
 
Manchester City 0
 
Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Silva (Zouma 88), Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount (Pulisic 70), Werner (Havertz 79), Ziyech (Emerson 79).

Subs: Caballero, Alonso, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Gilmour.

The Chelsea player to watch

Revitalised under Thomas Tuchel, N’Golo Kante is playing his best football at club level since Chelsea scooped the Premier League title in 2017. Not played in his preferred position in the centre of the park had seen his form suffer in recent seasons, but the France international is proving his world class ability once again as the Blues make a late charge for a top four spot. One of the best holding midfielders the Premier League has seen, Albion will be hoping his 90-minute appearance in Chelsea’s win over Manchester City on Sunday might impact the 30-year-old’s involvement tomorrow night.

Match officials

Referee: Stuart Attwell.

Assistants: Simon Bennett, Eddie Smart.

Fourth official: Graham Scott. VAR: Kevin Friend.

Assistant VAR: Darren Cann.

 

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