WEST BROMWICH ALBION v SWANSEA CITY 13:30, The Hawthorns
West Brom and Swansea had magnificent campaigns last season finishing eighth and ninth respectively but have struggled to reach such heights so far this term. Steve Clarke’s side have yet to score this season and and seem to be missing Romelu Lukaku who was their top-scorer last term with 17 league goals. The lack of firepower in front of goal has been shown by the fact they have only had 13 attempts on goal this season, only Hull City have had fewer.
Swansea, like Crystal Palace, have yet to pick up a single point this term but have an outstanding record against the Baggies having won three and drawn one of their four Premier League encounters. The Swans are also on a current losing streak of four matches but have never lost five successive games in the Premier League.
Michael Laudrup will surely have been working on his side’s conversion rate which has seen them score just once from 11 shots on target, with only five teams managing more shots on goal.
What to watch out for: West Brom have conceded a goal in each of their last 11 league matches at home so you would not expect this to be a stalemate.
West Brom – Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Morrison; Yacob, Mulumbu; Dorrans, Long, Anelka
Swansea – Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies; Routledge, Britton, Shelvey, Hernandez; Michu, Bony
Recent Form: West Brom: LD; Swansea: LL