Mark Lawrenson states prediction for Chelsea v West Brom

The Liverpool legend can't see West Brom leaving Chelsea with a positive result on Sunday afternoon

Mark Lawrenson doesn’t anticipate Chelsea dropping any points against West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues have been in excellent form in recent weeks in the Premier League and the west London side have shown a steely resilience after coming from behind to beat title rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in their last two top-flight games.

Chelsea have won their last eight Premier League victories after a return of 22 goals and six clean sheets to leave Antonio Conte’s men three points clear of second-placed Arsenal at the top of the table.

The Blues can extend their winning run to nine Premier League games if Conte’s side manage to beat an in-form West Brom outfit at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

And former Liverpool defender Lawrenson is backing Chelsea to ease to victory over the Baggies.

“West Brom are on a really good run and I am pleased for Baggies boss Tony Pulis that they are so high in the table – up in seventh place,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“The Baggies have done it by being disciplined defensively and hard to break down but, even so, I don’t see them getting anything at Stamford Bridge.”

Chelsea finished in tenth place in the Premier League last season after a disappointing campaign under Jose Mourinho and then his replacement Guus Hiddink.

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