West Brom take on Swansea City at The Hawthorns in search of their sixth straight victory, one which would take them back to the top of the Championship.
The Baggies will be feeling extremely confident of picking up another three points given that the Swans haven’t won in their last four league games.
Swansea had a terrific start to the campaign and reached the top of the table when they got a last gasp 2-1 win at Wigan earlier on this season. However, a dismal run of form in the last four games, with two draws and two defeats, has seen them drop to 10th on 30 points, so a win for the visitors would be a massive boost for them to get back on track.
Regardless of there poor form, they still have players that will test Albion and we’ve picked out some players to watch out for against Slaven Bilic’s side:
The midfielder has been doing very well recently and scored for Swansea in there 2-1 defeat to Fulham. He’s a player who has the eye for picking out a key pass to unlock a defence and Albion will be hoping they can prevent him from getting on the ball frequently.
It was a surprise to many that Ayew stayed with Swansea in the Championship for this campaign after being loaned out last year. On the right-wing, Ayew loves to run at the opposition full-back and take them on. He has pace and skill in abundance and whoever starts at left-back for West Brom will have their work cut out.
Mike van der Hoorn
This towering centre back ism without doubtm one of the best defenders in the Championship. His presence from set-pieces is something the Baggies will have to be mindful of. Meanwhile, the lone striker for Albion will have to be strong to deal with the battle they will face from the Dutch-born centre back.
Surridge is a player who will have to be tightly marked by Bartley and Ajayi, both of whom are likely to start. Similar to Stockley from Preston, he will be looking to get very physical with the backline as the long balls get pumped up. He will also be a threat from set-pieces and the hosts will hope that a mix of zonal and man to man marking will do the trick and keep the striker out from netting on Sunday afternoon.