By Sulaiman Alao:
All roads lead to the 28,003-capacity Hawthorns ground where West Bromwich Albion will be playing host to newly crowned English Premier League Champions Chelsea in a game that will feature three Nigerian internationals playing on opposing sides in a late kick-off billed for Monday.
Brown Ideye and Victor Anichebe will be welcoming compatriot John Mikel Obi in a tie that can almost be termed an exhibition match with little or nothing really at stake but mostly pride on the part of the Blues and moving a step or two higher on the league table for the Baggies.
Last weekend, Anichebe brought his goals tally to 3 after scoring West Brom’s valuable lone goal that earned the Baggies a 1-1 away draw and a crucial point against Newcastle. That goal and one point was enough to put the Baggies out of any danger of relegation and has guarantee their continuous stay in the Premier League even if they lose their remaining two matches.
Ideye only made the bench on that occasion and the striker with 4 goals to his credit is set to return to the line-up this term. Mikel on his part expectedly returned to the Blues starting line-up last weekend against Liverpool in a game that also ended in a 1-1 draw.
Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho will be disposed to giving the midfielder another chance to
With Chelsea already league winners, it remains to be seen if West Brom with 41 points can get a result that could see them move up from their present 13th position on the log.