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West Brom seek hat-trick of bogey-busts to prevent Chelsea’s perfect 10

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By Brian Sears

15 April 2011

As recently as the last week of February, there were still three Premier League clubs against whom West Bromwich Albion had never gained a single point during any of their spells in the revamped top division: Stoke, Liverpool and Chelsea. (West Brom’s full Premier League record, by opponent, is in the table below).

Then WHAM! On 28 February, Roy Hodgson’s Baggies gained a point at Stoke in a 1-1 draw.

Then BAM! On 2 April West Brom came from behind to beat Hodgson’s former club Liverpool 2-1.

So now only Chelsea remain, and they visit the Hawthorns this week no doubt trembling in their boots as well as licking their Champions League exit wounds.

West Brom certainly face a stiff task to gain anything from game, even though they are on a seven-game unbeaten run that includes all Hodgson’s six games in charge.

The head-to-head record between the sides in the Premier League era does not make pretty reading for West Brom. Chelsea have won all nine of the nine games played, most recently by thrashing West Brom 6-0 on the opening weekend of this season.

The sequence of Premier League results between the two clubs (West Brom score first) reads: 0-2, 0-2, 1-4, 0-1, 0-4, 1-2, 0-3, 0-2, 0-6.

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