Peter Odemwingie remains at West Brom despite trying to sign for QPR. Image courtesy of talksport.co.uk
With the fanfare of their drought-breaking League Cup win at Wembley now having died down, Swansea City can focus on entrenching itself in the Premier League’s top ten this season. They may have dismissed lowly Bradford City 5-0 in that decider, but the Swans’ last away match in the EPL finished with Liverpool handing them a shellacking by an identical score line. In fact, you have to go back to the end of 2012 to find Swansea’s last win on the road when they collected the three points by beating Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage.
West Bromwich Albion looked to have snapped a horrid run of form where they picked up just one point in six games when they knocked off Liverpool 2-0 and Sunderland 2-1 in consecutive weeks. A 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week brought that mini-revival to a halt, but they’ll fancy their chances returning back to The Hawthorns where they have posted eight wins and two draws from 14 starts this campaign.
The Baggies are sweating on the fitness of skipper Chris Brunt who missed the trip to London last week after picking up an ankle injury in the win over Sunderland. Claudio Yacob and Steven Reid are both carrying knocks and haven’t trained this week, but are expected to line up against Swansea.
The visitors won the corresponding match at The Hawthorns last year 2-1. Swansea also took maximum points from the teams’ previous encounter this season winning 3-1 at Liberty Stadium, and the Swans have won all three Premier League fixtures against West Brom.
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