Chelsea need three points from the remaining three games this season to win the Premier League for the fifth time. If and when those three points arrive, it will be the sixth top flight title for the team who ain’t got no history.
The first chance to confirm this achievement will be tomorrow night. The Hawthorns have proven tricky hunting grounds in recent years, last year’s 3-2 win ended a futile run of one draw and three defeats. That said, one of those three losses was a meaningless 3-0 at the end of the 2014-15 season wherein Cesc Fàbregas celebrated his first Premier League title with one of the more hilarious red cards you’ll ever see.
Will Cesc play such a key role on Friday? We shall have to wait and see. N’Golo Kanté, for whom Fàbregas deputized so crucially in Monday’s win over Middlesbrough, was back in training on Wednesday and could be fit to play.
There are no other injury or availability concerns, and while Chelsea do have another match coming up right quick after this one on Monday, we are unlikely to be too concerned about that at the moment.