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16 December 2018 - 11:02
Alireza Jahanbakhsh Misses Chelsea Match

Albion’s record buy Alireza Jahanbakhsh will not play against Chelsea at Amex on Sunday.

The Iran winger is not fit yet after six weeks out with hamstring trouble.

Jahanbakhsh, signed from AZ Alkmaar in the summer for £17 million, made substitute appearances earlier in the season against Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester City before his full debut against West Ham in October.

He was beginning to establish himself in Hughton’s starting line-up when he suffered the injury at Everton last month. In-form Solly March is sure to occupy one of the wing spots against Chelsea.

Jahanbakhsh will leave Albion to participate at the Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi in January.

Albion also lose Australian No.1 Mathew Ryan to Asian Cup duty.

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