Andre Villas Boas will go in search of his first Premier League win when West Brom travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
After a tough introduction to English football last week with an away game at Stoke, the former Porto boss will be confident of getting the ball rolling when the Baggies visit the ground they conceded 6 goals on last season.
While unable to find the net against Stoke, Fernando Torres still picked up the man of the match award and is expected to start the game ahead of Didier Drogba – something that Roy Hodgson’s side may be glad about with the Ivorian striker bagging eight goals in just seven games between the two sides.
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Hodgson will have mixed feelings following his side’s opening day defeat against Manchester United. Despite being out-played by their illustrious rivals, new arrival Shane Long’s equaliser looked for long periods to have been enough to secure a point for the home side, only for a Steven Reid own goal to hand the points to United.
Long should start once more as the future of Peter Odemwingie continues to hang in the balance after a £1.5 million bid from Wigan, despite the striker’s insistence that he would only leave the club for a “top team”.
Top scorer for the Baggies last season, Hodgson will be desperate to get the Nigerian back on the pitch after an ankle injury ruled him out of the game against United and get him focused on helping his side bounce back against another top four side.
West Brom will have their backs against the wall for the game, and having not scored in their last six visits to Stamford Bridge will be reliant on the likes of Long and Odemwingie if he plays to put an end to that run.