Chelsea - West Brom

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West Brom
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Premier League
1-0 Hazard | 2-0 Moses | 3-0 Hazard

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FT | Chelsea cruise to victory, but they were tested throughout by West Brom. The visitors could have led before Hazard's opener and should then have pegged back the champions, too. Moses added a second, though, and Hazard capped an ultimately comfortable home win.

'90 | Hazard wants a hat-trick. He threads a pass wide to Willian and makes his run to the near post, but the return ball is pulled back to the edge of the six-yard box where a West Brom defender is waiting.

'84 | Another break, this time through Rudiger, but Hazard miscontrols. That's unlike the forward, who is on a hat-trick and has now scored more Premier League goals against West Brom (7) than against any other opponent.

'78 | Morata has a go and Foster parries well! Driving in from the left, the forward's thumping effort is turned behind for a corner.

'71 | GOAL! | Chelsea - West Brom 3-0. Hazard! Hazard gets his second! It's another cracker, but Foster's positioning is poor once again. The Chelsea forward starts to drift inside from the right and then slams a left-footed finish into the near bottom-right corner. Foster is nowhere near. 3-0.

'63 | GOAL! | Chelsea - West Brom 2-0. Moses! Chelsea double their lead through Moses! It's a scarcely deserved second after another poor corner, but Moses rebuilds on the right and Fabregas' flick deflects back into his path. The finish is under Foster before he can react. 2-0.

'58 | Evans almost scores from the corner! Meeting the right-wing delivery, the West Brom captain nods just past the top-right corner. This is better from the visitors.

'57 | Another opening for West Brom and they should be level! Rondon wrestles Christensen off the ball to run clear and his low strike is just diverted off target by Courtois. So, so close.

'52 | Superb defending from Azpilicueta! Burke gets to the byline and drills a low centre in towards a pair of team-mates, with Courtois rooted to his line. Azpilicueta gets there first, though, and stretches to turn the ball away. Outstanding.

'46 | We are back underway in the second half!

HT | Given the opening 20 minutes of this game, Chelsea will be very relieved to get back to the dressing room with a 1-0 lead. They were all over the place and Rodriguez - an early substitute for the injured Sturridge - really should have scored.

'45 | It's another opportunity for Giroud that relies entirely on the brilliance of Hazard and Pedro. The Belgian skips away from Krychowiak's wild challenge and sets his team-mate away on the right, Pedro beating two men before crossing for Giroud. His header is some way wide.

'42 | This is a comfortable stop for Foster. Zappacosta dips inside from the left and sends a tame effort into the goalkeeper's arms.

'34 | Giroud loves a spectacular goal and goes close with an overhead kick! The corner is nodded back towards the Frenchman, who makes contact with an acrobatic effort but can only direct the ball wide.

'25 | GOAL! | Chelsea - West Brom 1-0. Hazard! Hazard scores! The Belgian is so strong to hold off challenges on the edge of the area, then chases after his own pass into the area. The ball arrives on Hazard's toe and he strikes true into the bottom-left. Superb. 1-0.

'18 | What a stop from Foster to deny Zappacosta! Giroud troubles the West Brom defence enough to let a ball from the right pass through the area, reaching Zappacosta whose shot is blocked. West Brom are quickly back on the attack and win a corner.

'11 | This is a huge, huge chance for Rodriguez! Again a set-piece leads to a counter-attack, with Chelsea's short corner quickly cleared. Moses' poor header lets Rodriguez in and he has a clear sight of goal, unmarked inside the area, but drags a finish wide.

'6 | Rondon heads wide! Phillips drills a cross in from the right and the forward directs an effort off target. Stamford Bridge has fallen very quiet.

'4 | An immediate opportunity for Rodriguez after coming on for Sturridge! A loose ball falls his way in the box and, under pressure from Fabregas, he screws a shot wide. The forward wants a penalty. Goal-kick given.

KICK OFF | We're off! 

XI Chelsea | Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Zappacosta; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard.

XI West Brom | Foster; Gibbs, Evans, Dawson, Hegazi Brunt; Barry, Krychowiak; Phillips; Rondón, Sturridge.