Swansea City vs West Brom preview: selection dilemma in store for Tony Pulis

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Liberty Stadium

West Brom manager Tony Pulis
West Brom manager Tony Pulis

It’s a big game for…

Tony Pulis: The West Brom manager will have some issues with his selection this week, with midfielder James McClean and forward Salomon Rondon both shown red cards last week against Bournemouth, and therefore picking up bans in the process. He will have to try something to spark a West Brom side who have not won any of their last four games.

Best stat…

Swansea:

7: The number of successive home games Swansea has gone without winning, a streak which they will be keen to break this weekend.

West Brom:

8: The number of goals which West Ham have scored through headers in the Premier League, more than any other team this season.

Remember when…

Wayne Routledge scored this acrobatic half-volley for Swansea in August 2014, as part of a 3-0 home victory for Swansea.

Player to watch…

With both teams suffering from a lack of form in recent games; neither has won for at least four weeks, it is difficult to pick a player who is in-form and could change this game for either side.

Past three meetings…

West Brom 2 (Ideye, Berahino) Swansea 0, Premier League, February 2015

Swansea 3 (Dyer 2, Routledge) West Brom 0, Premier League, August 2014

Swansea 1 (Lamah) West Brom 2 (Sessegnon, Mulumbu), Premier League, March 2014

Form guide…

Swansea: LDLLLD

West Brom: LWDDDL

Vital Information…

Kick-Off Time: 15:00

TV: Highlights, BBC1, 10:30pm

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