Trio To Return For Chelsea
West Bromwich Albion head coach Alan Pardew has confirmed that he can welcome back three players ahead of Monday's clash with Chelsea.
Speaking to wba.co.uk as he met with the media today to hold his pre game press conference ahead of the televised clash at the beginning of next week, Pardew confirmed that we had now welcomed back Jonny Evans, Kieran Gibbs and Grzegorz Krychowiak to training and the expectation was that all three would be in contention for selection for the next match at Stamford Bridge.
All three missed out on Southampton after picking up injuries in what Pardew described as a 'costly' set of away trips.
'Our delivery of performance and our level of play right up until the Liverpool game was probably the best we've been. But to suffer four injuries like we did, three from Liverpool and one from Man City, was costly against Southampton.'
Pardew went on to say.
'The good news for us is that we should have more players available. I think Gibbs will be available. I think Evans will be available. I think Grzegorz will be available. That's going to strengthen my hand in picking the team and strengthen our hand from the bench as well.'
Sitting in the final drop spot in the Premier League table, but only being four points off a route to safety, Pardew knew that by hook or by crook we needed to start picking up wins and hopefully get ourselves on a solid run of back to back victories as if we can do that we will quickly rise up the table.
'We can look at games after and say 'okay, we have a decent run of games' but we need to put some points on the board. It's been one of those weeks where we've had to reposition ourselves in our minds and say 'we really are going to carry the fight' and the first port of call is going to be Chelsea.'