Tony Pulis: I'd understand if West Brom sacked me

Lawrence Kim
November 17, 2017

Chelsea's team players (from top left) Chelsea's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea's German defender Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea's English defender Gary Cahill, Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso, Chelsea's French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz, Chelsea's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, Chelsea's Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Pedro, Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard pose before the UEFA Champions League football match AS Roma vs Chelsea on October 31, 2017 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

There have been some suggestions that boss Tony Pulis could be facing a fight to keep his job, while Albion's search for three points doesn't get any easier, as they face a Chelsea side that they have only beaten once in the last nine meetings between the two sides. Luiz had picked up a minor knock in training over the global break but he's since taken part in full first team training sessions.

N'Golo Kante made his triumphant return against Manchester United as he helped his side win 1-0 ahead of the global break. The important thing is getting him to a level to play.

"But it is life if you don't get results you are under pressure".

Chinese owner Guochuan Lai will be at the game with Pulis adding: "I've got the greatest respect for Mr Lai". West Brom will park the bus and as a result I think this will be a 1-0 or 2-0 win meaning the under 2.5 goals gets through.

Certainly wing-back Victor Moses thought so. The manager has a good system in place and the players appear to be playing well together as a team.

Conte may also look at using the 3-5-2 formation that most recently saw the Blues beat Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

"The pace of the game today and the rigours the players are put through - you've got to make sure they're 100 per cent fit".

Craig Dawson has a knee injury and he is expected to be out for most of December.

Pulis will be happy that he has only two players out with the rest of his side expecting to be fit to face the champions on Saturday.

The best bet for this game will be related to the number of goals being scored.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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