Albion defender Joel Veltman will be hoping to fare better against Chelsea tonight than the last time he played against them.

Veltman faced Chelsea last season in the Champions League group stage when he was at Ajax.

In the game at Stamford Bridge in December, Ajax were 4-2 up before Veltman was sent off for a handball in the box, with Daly Blind also being given a second yellow for a foul.

The Blues went on to get a 4-4 draw in and Veltman says he has mixed emotions from that night.

He said: “The away game was strange, being 4-1 up and then at the end there we could have lost 5-4, so there are mixed feelings.

“There are also good memories we played a very well over there, despite getting two red cards.”

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Ajax were on the wrong end of decisions at Stamford Bridge

Veltman could make his Premier League debut against Chelsea at the Amex.

He might have to adapt to defending more for Albion than he did with Ajax in the Eredivisie.

But the 28-year-old is happy to adjust.

He said: “I spoke with guys over here and they said some games you have to defend for 90 minutes.

“With Ajax, 90% of the time you have the ball and are attacking.

“Now I will have to defend in my own 18-yard-box, which is different to what I’m used to but I’m really looking forward to it.”