FT: Chelsea 2 West Brom 2

The final whistle goes but the complaints continue as West Brom ask the referee to explain why he awarded that penalty. It is too late to make a difference now, of course, as Chelsea have survived a huge scare to draw 2-2 after a thrilling game at Stamford Bridge.

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Tempers nearly boil over as Ivanovic is booked. Ridgewell had also received a yellow card before the penalty was taken for something he said to the referee.

GOAL! Hazard steps up and is the calmest man in the ground as he sends Myhill the wrong way to coolly equalise for Chelsea.

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PENALTY! Referee Marriner points to the spot as Ramires takes a tumble under pressure from Reid. It is a huge call and West Brom are furious as it did not look like there was much in that challenge to warrant a spot-kick.

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It is desperate stuff from Chelsea as Mata launches in a cross from the left, but McAuley and Olsson have been excellent in the air at the back for West Brom.

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West Brom have three on two as they have a chance to break, but Brunt fails to kill the game off as he blazes over from 20 yards instead of opting to pass.

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West Brom have everybody back as four minutes of stoppage time are signalled, with McAuley heading another corner clear.

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The Chelsea onslaught continues as Terry's shot from the edge of the area takes a deflection off Mulumbu and goes out for a corner.

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Clarke shuffles his pack for a third and final time as Popov replaces Amalfitano, meaning West Brom will have five at the back for the closing stages.

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Cahill finds himself in an advanced position and beats Ridgewell to get in a low cross, which Eto'o misses with an attempted flick as another good opportunity is spurned.

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Mata has looked lively since coming on and caused some problems with a couple of delightful dinked passes, but time is running out for Chelsea.

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Willian sends in a poor cross from the right which is booted away by Ridgewell and when he gets a second chance to deliver the ball into the centre it is too deep and runs away for a goal-kick.

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Amalfitano is booked following a foul on Ramires out wide on the left, but West Brom defend well from the set-piece as McAuley thumps a header clear.

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West Brom's second change sees Morrison come on for Sessegnon to shore things up for the final ten minutes.

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A glorious chance goes begging for Chelsea as Wiian gets in front of Ridgewell to connect with Hazard's left-wing cross, but he cannot hit the target with a disappointing header.

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Clarke makes his first change of the afternoon as Anichebe comes on for Long, who has worked tirelessly up front for West Brom.

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Myhill makes a wonderful save from Ivanovic in a goalmouth scramble and West Brom manage to get it away for a corner, but Chelsea will not go down without a fight.

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Hazard picks up a knock following a clash of knees with Amalfitano and requires treatment. Chelsea need him to carry on after making all their substitutions and he gingerly returns to his feet.

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Mourinho makes a double change as Mata and Mikel come on for Azpilicueta and Oscar in a bid to turn this game around for Chelsea.

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Chelsea again try to respond in what has become an incredibly open game, with Hazard posing problems but West Brom looking menacing on the break.

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GOAL! Sessegnon makes it 2-1 to West Brom thanks to a mistake by Cech. Ridgewell feeds Sessegnon just outside the area and he tries his luck with a low shot which looks as though it is too close to Cech and will be easily saved, but the keeper somehow lets it squirm past to give West Brom a surprise lead.

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West Brom are really under the cosh and Myhill is called upon again to make a save from Ramires' long-range shot.

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It is one-way traffic just at the moment as Hazard swings in a cross from the right and Myhill holds on tightly at his near post.

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Mourinho decides a change is needed and he replaces Lampard with Ba in an attacking move.

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Chelsea look to restore their lead immediately as they mount a swift attack, but McAuley's good positioning helps him get the ball clear.

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GOAL! Long scores for West Brom to make it 1-1. McAuley rises highest from a corner to head powerfully at goal and Cech's reaction save sends the ball looping up high, allowing Long to nod the ball in as he shows good strength and determination to win it in the air.

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West Brom earn a free-kick in the Chelsea half and their big men cause some trouble for the hosts as Cech punches clear, to such an extent that the whistle blows for a foul on the keeper.

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Lampard takes aim with a shot from outside the area but cannot keep it down and it fizzes over the bar.

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Long almost pulls West Brom level out of nowhere with an excellent header from Amalfitano's right-wing cross which strikes the base of the outside of the post, although Cech did appear to have it covered down low to his right.

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The scrappy nature of the game continues as both sides struggle to keep possession and create decent chances.

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Ridgewell sees another cross easily cut out, this time by Cahill, as a promising situation goes to waste for West Brom.

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Brunt takes the corner and Olsson climbs highest to head over.

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West Brom are showing signs of adventure as they come forward down the left before Ridgewell's cross is deflected behind for a corner. He would love to make amends for that mistake before half-time.

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Oscar provides his entry for the pass of the season competition with a sublime diagonal ball from deep to release Hazard, but the Belgian is unable to quite take it under control and Myhill gathers safely.

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Chelsea have been far from fluent so far today but they manage to string together a few passes here to keep West Brom pegged back.

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West Brom begin on the front foot after the restart but the pressure is relieved as Long fouls his defender.

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West Brom get us started in the second half. There have been no changes at the interval.

The half-time whistle goes and Chelsea have a slender 1-0 lead thanks to Eto'o goal on the stroke of half-time. West Brom had defended wonderfully to stifle Mourinho's side but a Ridgewell mistake has undone all their good work.

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Eto'o is cautioned for his celebrations and Long follows him into the book moments later after a barge on Terry in the Chelsea box.

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GOAL! Eto'o makes it 1-0 to Chelsea as he takes advantage of some terrible defending by Ridgewell. Hazard creates the goal with a neat run and shot from the left-hand corner of the area, but Myhill pulls off a great save down low to his left and the ball should be cleared. Ridgewell inexplicably lets the ball run across his body and Eto'o nips in with another poacher's finish.

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The Stamford Bridge faithful have had nothing to shout about yet but there is a slight buzz of anticipation as Hazard attempts a dribble down the left wing before being tackled by Reid.

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Chelsea's build-up play continues to be too slow to trouble West Brom and passes are going astray far too regularly, with Eto'o the latest player to just stroke the ball straight out of play.

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Mulumbu tries to release Long on the counter-attack with a long pass, but Terry and Cahill snuff out the danger.

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Oscar skips away from his defender down the right wing and floats over a long cross, but there are not enough Chelsea players in the box and Reid can head it clear.

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Reid gives the ball away in a dangerous area yet again and Chelsea earn a corner, but Willian's delivery fails to beat the first man.

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McAuley is intercepted after being sold short by a Reid pass and the ball is worked forward for Oscar, but he drives his shot from the edge of the area wide.

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Ivanovic has a responsibility to make a contribution as an attacking outlet with the centre of the field so congested, but his crossing has been poor so far and his latest effort is again intercepted.

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Chelsea are just beginning to crank up the pressure now as Myhill rushes off his line to punch a Lampard free-kick firmly away to safety.

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Yacob has already been booked and now midfield partner Mulumbu receives a final warning after being fooled into fouling Eto'o by a quick piece of footwork from the Cameroonian.

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Oscar steps up to take the free-kick and it is well directed towards the top corner, but does not quite have the power to trouble Myhill and the keeper jumps across to parry it over the bar for a good save.

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Mulumbu makes an important challenge in midfield but Yacob is not quite so skilled as he brings down Hazard 25 yards from goal and is rewarded with a yellow card for repeat offending.

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Willian, Oscar and Hazard briefly rotate their positions just behind striker Eto'o in an effort to find some inspiration.

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Chelsea need something to spark them into life as West Brom continue to frustrate the hosts by keeping the game as narrow as possible.

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Amalfitano's deep corner is well defended by Chelsea, before Brunt mis-kicks an attempted long-range shot and the ball trickles out nearer the corner flag than the goal.

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West Brom have looked solid at the back and are now growing in confidence as they enjoy a period of possession in the Chelsea half.

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Brunt wastes the opportunity to deliver an effective cross from the left as it is cut out low down by a diving Cech.

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Eto'o is constantly lurking just behind Myhill when the West Brom keeper gathers the ball, probably looking to repeat his trick from a few weeks ago when he nipped in to set up a goal against Cardiff.

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Lampard finds Ivanovic with a sumptuous diagonal pass but the right-back's cross is too close to the keeper and easily claimed by Myhill.

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More patient build-up from Chelsea before Willian's driven cross from the right wing is headed high and wide of the target by Eto'o.

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Lampard halts a potentially threatening counter-attack with a cynical trip on Long and is shown a yellow card.

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Referee Andre Marriner has a work with Yacob following another foul on Oscar, with Lampard's ferocious free-kick crashing straight into Mulumbu in a very sensitive area. Ouch!

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West Brom earn a free-kick in the Chelsea half and McAuley peels off to the back post in a clever routine, but they do not quite get it right and the offside flag comes to Chelsea's rescue.

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Brunt tries his luck from distance but blazes a powerful strike high into the stands.

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Eto'o looks to shoot from the edge of the area but is surrounded by defenders and a deflection takes the pace of the ball as it travels through for Myhill to make a comfortable save.

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Wilian is trying to give Chelsea some width by staying out on the right but his cross is well charged down by Ridgewell.

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Chelsea piece together an intricate passing move through the middle with Oscar heavily involved, but Yacob breaks things up with a strong tackle.

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West Brom get forward in numbers and Amalfitano has the first shot of the afternoon from 20 yards, but his low effort is dragged well wide of Cech's right-hand post.

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There is a slow tempo to the game just at the moment and Chelsea will have to step up the intensity if they are to carve open the Baggies' organised back line.

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Chelsea continue to dominate possession as West Brom sit back and look to hit the home side on the counter-attack.

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Hazard tries to play in Oscar down the left-hand channel but the Brazilian does not quite time his run to perfection and the flag goes up for offside.

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West Brom can't keep hold of the ball at the moment and Yacob clumsily brings down Oscar to concede a free-kick in a decent area for Chelsea, but Lampard's poor cross is easily headed clear.

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Chelsea settle themselves into the match with a gentle period of passing in defence.

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Chelsea settle themselves into the match with a gentle period of passing in defence.

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Chelsea kick off at Stamford Bridge and let us hope for an exciting encounter.

Mourinho and Clarke share a warm handshake before kick-off but they will put their friendship aside for the next couple of hours.

The Chelsea pensioners lead the teams out in a poignant moment at Stamford Bridge and there will be a minute's silence to mark Remembrance weekend.

Bilal in Dubai says: "Mou needs to fire the team up. Lamps has been a bit too quiet, with Willian slowly blossoming. 3-0 to Chelsea - Hazard brace, Ramires one late."

Toby writes: "Hi, Chelsea to win 2-0 with Eto'o and Lampard to score! Chelsea will do well being at home and all. COME ON BLUES!!!"

Chelsea fan Guy says: "We need to be at it from the off today as we always start games slowly. Get 3 points on the board and let Man Utd turn over arsenal tomorrow for us."

Nafiul Islam writes: "I think it will be 4-1 to Chelsea with Hazard scoring his first hat-trick."

The team news for Chelsea is that Samuel Eto'o again leads the attack in the absence of the injured Fernando Torres, while Hazard does start in a supporting role along with Oscar and Willian. West Brom are without former Blues forward Nicolas Anelka because of injury, so Shane Long will operate in the lone striker role with fit-again Victor Anichebe on the bench.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Lampard, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto'o. Subs: Cole, Luiz, Mata, Mikel, De Bruyne, Ba, Schwarzer.

West Brom: Myhill, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt, Long. Subs: Popov, Morrison, Anichebe, Luke Daniels, Vydra, Dawson, Berahino.

SKY BET: Chelsea start hot favourites courtesy of a 100 per cent League record at Stamford Bridge with West Brom 9/1 shots to produce one of the upsets of the day. The Blues have averaged nearly three goals a game in their last 26 Premier League 3pm kick-offs and punters have latched on to this stat seeing the price on Mourinho's men scoring 3+ goals 6/5. Samuel Eto'o, who scored twice against Schalke in midweek, is 100/30 to net the first goal.

West Brom will be determined to capitalise on any suggestion of fatigue and follow up their 2-0 triumph over struggling Crystal Palace. The Baggies have already won at Old Trafford this season and drawn with leaders Arsenal so they will be relishing the challenge, and manager Steve Clarke would no doubt love to get one over his old mentor after working as the Portuguese's assistant during his first stint at Chelsea.

Neil is the first to get in touch, saying: "Get Lamps to play attacking midfield - creative and a goalscorer."

Chelsea's 3-0 victory over Schalke was the perfect response to a surprise 2-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United last weekend, but Mourinho has criticised the scheduling of their game against West Brom as he feels it is unfair they are the only team asked to play on Saturday after being involved in the Champions League.

One player who will be involved again for Chelsea today is Eden Hazard after a midweek European adventure which saw him make the trip across the channel to watch former club Lille without permission, before losing his passport on the way back and missing his train. He apologised for his late arrival but was left out of the Champions League game against Schalke, with Jose Mourinho now ready to welcome the Belgian back into the fold.

Let us know your views and predictions ahead of the game by getting in touch at Lewis.Rutledge@bskyb.com, or via Twitter @SkySportsLewis. Can West Brom spring a surprise or will Chelsea prove too strong? What kind of match are you expecting? The full team news will be in shortly but who do you think are likely to be the key players?

Good afternoon and welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of Chelsea's Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge. The Blues can close the gap on leaders Arsenal to two points with a home win, while West Brom will be hoping to consolidate their position in mid-table.

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S'land v Chelsea  
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13:30
So'ton v Man City  

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