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West Bromwich Albion: Predicted XI to face Everton

West Bromwich Albion: Predicted XI to face Everton -West Bromwich Albion News

Following their midweek Carabao Cup win over Harrogate Town, West Brom are back in Premier League action this lunchtime as they face Everton at Goodison Park.

The Baggies marked their return to the top flight with a 0-3 home defeat to Leicester last Sunday before a much-changed line-up beat their League Two opponents by the same score on Wednesday.

Slaven Bilic is set to recall his big guns for the trip to the Toffees, although the match will come too soon for midweek additions Branislav Ivanovic and Conor Gallagher to make their Albion debuts, as per WhoScored.

Kenneth Zohore is the only notable injury absentee ahead of the trip to Merseyside, so our predicted XI shows just one change from the team that started against Leicester but nine from the midweek win over Harrogate:


Sam Johnstone will be in goals as per usual, while Bilic may stick with the 5-4-1 formation that he employed in their Premier League opener. That could see the manager keep faith with the central defensive trio of Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley and Dara O’Shea, with the latter also starting against Harrogate.

Darnell Furlong keeps his place at right wing-back but there could be a change on the other flank as Conor Townsend returned from injury in midweek and might get the nod ahead of Kieran Gibbs, who started against Leicester.

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As ever, Jake Livermore and Romaine Sawyers should be the central midfield pairing, while Bilic could again go with Grady Diangana and Matheus Pereira on the wings. The lone centre-forward role may again be taken up by Callum Robinson, who started against the Foxes and came off the bench to score on Wednesday.

Hal Robson-Kanu, who also netted in the Carabao Cup win, might be pushing for a start, although his inclusion in the starting XI three days ago may see him revert to the bench today.

West Brom fans, is this the line-up that you expect to see against Everton this afternoon? What changes would you make (if any)? Join in the discussion by commenting below!

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