Our football match prediction:
Chelsea will be looking to cement top position in the Premier League standings with a win over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. The Blues are enjoying a season to remember, but coach Antonio Conte must warn his men against complacency as their job is half done. The capital club should take Friday’s football game against the Baggies very seriously and there is every chance the Italian tactician will field the best possible side against Tony Pulis’ troops. Chelsea crushed Everton (3-0) in their last away game in the English top flight and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to West Bromwich. The Baggies are on a six-game winless run in the league ahead of the visit of Chelsea and that is yet another reason why away win should be considered. Eden Hazard has producing splendid displays this season and we predict that he is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highligted Player (Evans):
Originating from Belfast, Jonny Evans is one of the most famous football players from the new generation of the Northern Ireland national team, although numerous injuries prevented the centre-back from showing all he’s got. Coming through the famous Manchester United youth academy, Evans was promoted to the senior set up by club icon Sir Alex Ferguson and he would go on to lift four Premier League trophies with the Red Devils, making over 130 league appearances for the club before moving to West Bromwich Albion in 2015. During his time at Old Trafford, the defender usually played back up to Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, but made quite a few appearances in important games, including 31 Champions League outings. As soon as he was given a chance to impress at Manchester United, Evans was called to the Northern Ireland national team and he has made over 40 appearances on international stage since 2006, helping his country qualify for the Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game. Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.