(Reuters) - Chelsea will have to fight for the win they need to secure the Premier League title at West Bromwich Albion on Friday as the West Midlands club are determined to finish the season on a high after a woeful run, midfielder Chris Brunt has said.
West Brom, winless in their last six, have lost their last three home games 1-0 and host Chelsea in their final match of the season at The Hawthorns.
“It’s our last game at home, and we’ve done reasonably well at home, so it would be nice to go out and get a result against them if we can,” Brunt told British media.
”We can’t just roll over and let them get the result they need to win the league. They won’t get an easy game when they come to The Hawthorns on Friday.
“We’ve lost the last couple at home without scoring a goal. Chelsea are a top side and it’s going to be really difficult, but it would be nice to finish off on a high if we can.”
West Brom defender Gareth McAuley said they were aiming to finish with at least 50 points. They are currently on 45 with visits to Manchester City and Swansea to come after the Chelsea game.
“They’re a top, top side. Over the years we’ve had good games against them and we’ve had a few good results at The Hawthorns, so we’ll be turning up confident and trying to win the game,” McAuley said.
West Brom have beaten Chelsea in three of their last five league meetings at The Hawthorns.
”It will be a hard game. They’re going for the title and we’ve still got things to play for ourselves.
“We’re leaving it late but we’ve still got three games left to get 50 points, there’s still a desire in the group to do that and we want to finish strong.”
Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford