West Bromwich Albion have started their new season in the Premier League strongly, having not lost a single match so far. They have won two of their last three matches, with their last match ending in a hard fought draw against Stoke City by 1-1 and they will look to maintain their unbeaten streak in the forthcoming matches as well.

The Baggies have been next to invincible on their home turf at the Hawthorns, but have looked vulnerable during visits to rival clubs throughout the last season. They will look to break that jinx when they visit the Premier League debutants Brighton at their home in the weekend, who are yet to win a match in their very first Premier League season. Here is how Tony Pulis might field his side for this tie:

Defence-

The man in charge of the West Bromwich side, has done a commendable job getting a formidable back line, with a number of top class players who have perfomed extremely well so far for the club. He will again look to his defenders in the form of full backs Nyom and Chris Brunt, along with centre backs Craig Dawson and Ahmed Hegazi to contain the opposition attackers and help the goalkeeper Ben Foster keep a clean sheet.

Their mainstay in defence Jonny Evans might make a comeback into the team in this game after missing the last match against Stoke City.

Midfield-

The Baggies midfield should consist of new signing Gareth Barry, James Morrison, Matt Philips and their captain Jake Livermore who have played well so far in this season and have dished out a solid performance in the middle of the pitch.

Against Brighton, who are quite demoralised after their consecutive losses in three matches so far in the Premier League, they will look to make it another win in their fourth match of the season and continue their unbeaten run in the Premier League.

Attack-

West Bromwich Albion have Jay Rodriguez and Salomon Rondon in their squad, who spearheaded the attack in the last match against Stoke City. Rodriguez turned out to be the saviour for the side and scored a late equaliser in the 88th minute to bring back the Baggies in the contest.

However, they will have to do without their Welsh striker Hal Robson Kanu, who was given marching orders in their match against Burnley right after scoring the winner in the 71st minute.

Predicted lineup-

Foster, Nyom, Hegazi, Dawson, Brunt, Barry, Philips, Livermore, Morrison, Rodriguez, Rondon.

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Abhishek Majumdar

Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.