West Brom v Swansea team news and stats

Date published: Tuesday 2nd February 2016 11:40

Sandro: Could debut for West Brom on Tuesday

There are likely to be debutants involved in both squads when West Brom host Swansea at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night (8pm).

Team news

West Brom could hand a debut to Sandro following his arrival from QPR over the weekend.

He could be joined in the squad by fellow loan capture Alex Pritchard, though he is likely to only make the bench at best.

Chris Brunt (calf), James Morrison (hamstring), Callum McManaman (ankle) are out but Darren Fletcher (knee) and Ben Foster (ribs) should be fit to face Swansea.

Deadline day speculation surrounding Saido Berahino failed to see him secure a move away from Albion, but the striker faces a late test on a dead leg.

Alberto Paloschi is set to make his Swansea debut.

The 26-year-old striker, a former Italy Under-21 international, linked up with his new team-mates after completing his £8million move from Chievo on Friday.

Jack Cork or Ki Sung-yueng will make way following the 2-1 win at Everton eight days ago, the first time Swansea had produced back-to-back victories this season to lift themselves four points above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.


Opta stats

  • None of the nine Barclays Premier League games between Swansea and West Bromwich Albion have ended as draws (Swansea: six wins, West Brom: three wins).
  • Nine of the 16 goals that Swansea have scored in the Premier League against West Brom have come in the opening 25 minutes of the game (56%).
  • Ben Foster could make his 200th Premier League appearance in this match – he’s kept a clean sheet in over a quarter of his 199 apps so far (53).
  • Just 24.9% of Swansea City’s passes this season in the Premier League have been played in the final third of the pitch; a league-low.
  • West Brom play a higher proportion of their passes long than any other side in the Premier League this season (21.7%).
  • WBA have the top goalscorer with the fewest number of goals in the Premier League so far this season (Morrison, Rondon and Berahino – three goals each).
  • The Baggies have attempted a league-low 69 shots on target in their 23 Premier League games so far this season.
  • Swansea have won their last two Premier League games and will be looking for three wins in a row for the first time since May in the competition.
  • The Baggies have lost just one of their last six Premier League games at the Hawthorns (W3 D2 L1).
  • West Brom are the only side yet to score a goal in the opening 15 minutes of a Premier League game this season.

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