Jones to miss Chelsea clash

West Brom full-back Billy Jones has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League trip to Chelsea with a hamstring injury.

Last Updated: 06/11/13 at 11:36 Post Comment

Billy Jones: West Brom defender to miss Chelsea trip

Billy Jones: West Brom defender to miss Chelsea trip

The 26-year-old, who has started all 10 of Albion's league games so far this season, was forced off in the first half of the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns last weekend.

He now faces a battle to be fit for the home game against Aston Villa on Monday November 25 when the Baggies return to action following the international break.

West Brom's joint-assistant head coach Keith Downing told the club's official website: "There is a big chunk of time now for him to get it right.

"But we're disappointed because Billy's played well and he's been one of our best players."

Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill sustained a minor Achilles problem against Palace but he is expected to feature against Chelsea.

Downing added: "Boaz had a little bit of stiffness in his Achilles. That was scanned and it is clear.

"He should be fine for the weekend. There are no alarms or worries about that. He was just limping a little bit and had a bit of soreness."

Strikers Victor Anichebe and Nicolas Anelka are also expected to be available for selection after missing the visit of the Eagles due to a tight hamstring and illness respectively.

"Nico trained on Sunday, so he's back and well," said Downing. "Victor is in and around it again; he had tightness and it was more precautionary than anything else."

Winger Scott Sinclair has been out for almost six weeks due to a hamstring injury but is now back in training and a decision on whether or not he is fit to face his former club will be made later in the week.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

FIFA face FBI criminal investigation as indictment alleges 'generations of bribery and corruption'

The FBI have outlined details of their damning 47-count indictment in their FIFA criminal investigation.

Mario Balotelli will remain at Liverpool, says Mino Raiola

Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola has revealed that the striker will not be leaving Anfield this summer.

UEFA call for FIFA's presidential election to be postponed

UEFA have called for Friday’s FIFA presidential election to be postponed amid FBI allegations of bribery and corruption.

Mail Box

Vidic Is Part Of United's 'Budget XI'

We have post-2000 budget XIs on behalf of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. Plus gaelic football, FIFA, more awards and the majesty of Il Fenomeno...

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company