Chelsea vs West Brom(English Premier League)
It will be emotional return for Robert Di Matteo who faces his previous club which he managed last year.
Probable Team Line-ups:
Andre Villas Boas on Petr Cech: "He fell awkwardly with weight on top of him, and he stretched a little bit a medial knee ligament."
"We expected much worse when we saw the incident. The good news is that it is just for three to four weeks. We have two goalkeepers, Hilario and Ross Turnbull, and tomorrow we will make a decision which one will start and which one will be on the bench."
"Tomorrow we prepare more strategically for the game and then I will let the players know first."
Andre Villas Boas on David Luiz: "David Luiz can't make a return yet but it is nothing too dramatic. Next week he will be joining us because he already had a light session today and he will come back next week to full training, so it will be a step-by-step recovery for him."
Andre Villas Boas on Robert Di Matteo (ex-manager West Brom) and Chelsea's 6-0 win over West Brom last year: "I think Robbie is too depressed about the result last season to talk about it. We just had some banter about it but he is now on this side and he just wants to win, like we all do."
"Of course it will be emotional for him seeing people he is close to. For sure he will salute those people. Last year was an excellent result and we have two games at home now and we must do everything in our power to get three points from each of them."
"A total of seven points can get us into a good position but West Brom as we saw last week presents a very difficult challenge because they held Man United, the Champions League finalists, up to the 80th minute."
"They had a couple of good chances and they favour good football, they play short and quick in between them which is something important for the spectacle, so it is a difficult game for us."
Andre Villas Boas on West Brom: "They showed last week against Man United that Roy's values of football are being taken into account. That is why he took Fulham to the Europa League Final."
"That game told me the same about Man United, the team that won the championship last year. They suffered a few injuries, unfortunately for them, but they are a strong team and one of the favourites for the title. All of the good signs for Manchester United are there."
Andre Villas Boas on the first round of games in EPL: "Regarding all the first games in the league, there were a couple of surprises but that is nothing new. In the beginning for all the top teams you can have average performances and I would say that about all the top teams apart from Man City, although until the breakthrough of the first goal Swansea had a couple of periods of possession when, without threatening a lot, they were in control of the game."
"You sensed that a breakthrough would take Man City through to a better result. I thought the same about our game. If you unlock one goal it takes Stoke out of their area and you find more spaces and you can go on to a better result but it just didn't happen."
'The Man United game was a good game with chances at either end and it fell in the end to Man United. I think it was even in opportunities for both teams.'
Andre Villas Boas on Mikel: "I have to go with the word my player gives to me and for the game against Stoke, Mikel felt well enough to play."
"Players that go through major disappointments or personal things in their lives can still be okay to play because they feel well on the pitch. It is the way to avoid the things that are running in their personal lives or to focus on the different things."
"Mikel made himself available for training and selection so I will just judge it like that. I agree he is showing amazing mental toughness."
"Hopefully this can be resolved as soon as possible. All of his colleagues are hopeful of that. Different players can react in different ways. Some players want straight away to go back to their families, others prefer to be like this and live on day by day, not because they are distant from what is happening but it's their choice."
Last season's opening day 6-0 win equalled our best-ever winning margin over the Baggies, following our 7-1 victory in 1960.
Chelsea 6 West Brom 1, West Brom 1 Chelsea 3
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