Giroud becomes the first player in Premier League history to start a game for both Chelsea and Arsenal in the same season, and he has been speaking to the Blues’ official website: “It’s exciting when you sign for a new side and I’m looking forward to playing [today]. We’ve worked a lot in training and I feel ready.”
Conte makes four changes to the side beaten at Watford, handing a full debut to Giroud. Christensen, Rudiger and Fabregas are also in.
Tiemoue Bakayoko is banned, while Marcos Alonso misses out through injury.
Subs: Boaz Myhill, Allan Nyom, Gareth McAuley, Claudio Yacob, James McClean, Oliver Burke, Jay Rodriguez.
West Brom (4-4-2): Ben Foster, Craig Dawson, Ahmed Hegazi, Jonny Evans, Kieran Gibbs, Matty Phillips, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Gareth Barry, Chris Brunt, Salomon Rondon, Daniel Sturridge.
Subs: Willy Caballero, Gary Cahill, Emerson, Ethan Ampadu, Danny Drinkwater, Willian, Alvaro Morata.
Chelsea (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta, Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Davide Zappacosta, Pedro, Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard.