West Brom opened their Premier League campaign with an impressive 1-0 away win against Crystal Palace but things have not been going their way ever since. The Baggies are without a win in four competitive games after that which includes two losses in the Premier League. Tony Pulis is under a considerable pressure heading into this Saturday’s Premier League game against West Ham at the Hawthorns but the same goes for his West Ham counterpart Slaven Bilic.
West Ham have won just one game this season in the Premier League which was a narrow 1-0 affair against Bournemouth. They are coming on the back of a 2-4 defeat at the hands of Watford from Saturday where the Hornets overturned a 0-2 deficit in an amazing fashion. The Hammers will be keen to bounce back to their best and Tony Pulis must ensure that his side can put up an inspiring display against the Hammers.
Predicted West Brom lineup against West Ham
Ben Foster will keep his place between the sticks. Despite signing Allan Nyom, Craig Dawson looks certain to keep his place in the right-back position. Gareth McAuley and Jonny Evans have created a very strong understanding between themselves at the heart of the West Brom defence and will start against West Ham. Everton youngster Brendan Galloway has done a really good job so far in the left-back position and will continue in that role.
Claudio Yacob is an integral player for West Brom and will be continuing in a defensive midfield role. Skipper Darren Fletcher and Craig Gardner are likely start as the two box to box midfielders. It is a big surprise to see Tony Pulis opting to start with young Sam Field ahead of a player like Gardner but the 1-0 loss to Bournemouth should have opened his eyes.
Club record signing Nacer Chadli failed to impress on his debut against Bournemouth but he will get another chance to impress against West Ham. The Belgian is likely to start on the right flank to accommodate another deadline day signing Hal Robson-Kanu into the team. Jose Salomon Rondon was dropped in the last game for Saido Berahino but things did not work out for the Baggies. The Venezuela international is likely to make his way back to the starting XI against West Ham.