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Chelsea have been the champions-elect for a long time, with Tottenham's run of nine wins on the trot only giving a hint that there might be a twist in the tale. On Friday night Antonio Conte's men can finally make it official.
Spurs' surprising 1-0 defeat to West Ham last weekend left the Blues only needing two wins from their final four games, the first of which came on Monday night against Middlesbrough.
Home ties against Watford and Sunderland are to come, but their first opportunity to seal the title comes at the Hawthorns, and Conte will want to get it done now to allow him to rest his star players ahead of their FA Cup final date with Arsenal in two weeks time.
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Chelsea have just one injury concern to N'Golo Kante. The Frenchman missed the win over Boro with a muscle injury, but is expected to be fit in time for Friday's game.
If he isn't, or if the Italian manager doesn't want to risk the midfielder ahead of their Wembley clash, Cesc Fàbregas could retain the starting place he was given on Monday.
On Friday night Chelsea will take the first of three shots at the Premier League crown. Against a West Brom side on a run of just two goals and no wins in six games, you'd expect them to take it.