Pat Nevin states his prediction for West Brom v Chelsea

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin warns Antonio Conte's men to expect a tough game at West Brom

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Pat Nevin has warned Chelsea that West Brom will be desperate to stop the Premier League leaders winning the title at The Hawthorns on Friday night.

The west London side moved to within three points of a first Premier League title under Antonio Conte thanks to a 3-0 win against Middlesbrough on Monday night.

Goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic helped Chelsea to ease to a comfortable victory and to move seven points clear of their closes title rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Chelsea are looking to win a second title in three seasons and edge a step closer to winning an impressive double under Conte ahead of the FA Cup final later this month.

Writing in his Chelsea column about the Premier League leaders’ trip to West Brom on Friday night, former Blues winger Nevin said:

“Tony Pulis and his team will be their usual stuffy, stoical selves. No team likes to watch an opponent win the league on their patch, it is a pride thing and it never goes away.

“I still dislike the fact that Liverpool once won the league at Stamford Bridge in my time here. It was a fairytale for Dalglish and his team, but I would rather it had happened anywhere else than on our ground.

“So expect another battle but also expect Chelsea to give it everything. With any luck the next time I write here it will be in praise of the champions and deserved champions at that.”

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Chelsea will take on bitter London rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month.

The Blues have lost five times in the Premier League this season.

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