Chelsea vs West Brom
|Date & Time||Monday May 18, 2015, 4:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: West Brom 4/1 Draw 13/5 Chelsea 4/5
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Chelsea travel to the Hawthorns to take on an inform West Brom on Monday night football with Mourhino and his side already focused on their summer holidays. With everything wrapped up for Chelsea expect Mourhino to play all his bench players in the remaining two games as he gives his first team squad a well deserved rest. Hazard, Fabregas and Terry may be involved but I dont think the whole first team gets a game tonight. Terry has played every game this season and Mourhino is likely to give him the chance to play all thirty eight this season but I think Ivanovich, Hazard, Fabregas, Matic may all be on the bench with Mikel, Quadrado, Remy and some of the younger squad members getting some game time in preparation for next season.
Tony Pulis has done a terrific job with West Brom who are unbeaten in their last four and that includes a win over Manchester United in Manchester. Pulis' side are playing very well, they are defensively sound as with all Pulis' teams but also have an attacking outlet in Ideye, Anichibe. The Baggies fans will be well up for this game even if it has little meaning to their team as they are already safe and are unlikely to finish much higher in the league table.
Both teams will have a freedom to attack tonight and it should lead to an open and entertaining game for the neutrals. I'm hoping that this is what happens and I am going to take the overs, I remember watching a crazy West Brom vs Manchester United game a few years ago that finished 5-5 on the last day of the season and while I am not sure they match that tonight I do think we'll see more than three goals in the game.