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Lamptey in contention for West Brom trip

Latest team news and all you need to know ahead of Saturday’s game at The Hawthorns.

By Alex Stedman • 25 February 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Tariq Lamptey could make his first Albion appearance on Saturday since December.

Albion will be looking to get back to winning ways when they travel to West Brom on Saturday, kick-off 3pm and live on Sky Sports. 

Albion were on the end of a narrow defeat to Crystal Palace in their last Premier League outing on Monday the visitors claimed a last-gasp 2-1 win after Joel Veltman netted his first goal for the club. 

Albion were on a six-game unbeaten run before that result on Monday, a club record in the Premier League.

West Brom drew 0-0 away to Burnley last time out at Turf Moor. Their last home match ended in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Team news... 

Graham Potter provided an update on Tariq Lamptey and Adam Webster when he spoke to the media on Thursday.

"Tariq Lamptey has had a good week. There's a good chance that he will be in the squad, which is good news. Adam Webster is the only one that is going to be a bit longer than we thought. As we've got more to grips with the injury itself, we're looking at after the international break for his return."

Our last fixture…

Albion 1
Veltman (55)

C Palace 2
Mateta (28)
Benteke (90)

Albion line-up: Sanchez (GK); Veltman, White, Dunk, Burn, Alzate (Welbeck 45); Bissouma, Mac Allister (Lallana 68), Gross (Jahanbakhsh 81); Trossard, Maupay.

Subs not used: Steele (GK), Moder, Propper, Connolly, Tau, Zeqiri. 

Their last fixture…

Burnley 0

West Brom 0

West Brom line-up: Johnstone (GK); Furling, Bartley, Ajayi (s/o 30), Townsend; Phillips (O’Shea 32), Gallagher, Maitland-Niles, Okay Yokuslu; Pereira, Diagne.

Subs not used: Button (GK), Peltier, Livermore, Diangana, Sawyers, Robson-Kanu, Robinson, Grant. 

The history…

Albion secured their first win as a Premier League club in September 2017 when two goals from Pascal Gross and one by Tomer Hemed helped them to a 3-1 win against West Brom at the Amex.

That was the first meeting between the sides since 1993 when they won their respective home games 3-1 in the Second Division. 

The Baggies won the return fixture 2-0 in 2018, but Albion did win an FA Cup replay at the Hawthorns 3-1 after a goalless draw at the Amex during the club's run to the semi-final. 

This will be the 26th meeting between the teams. Albion have won six and there have been nine draws – including the 1-1 stalemate at the Amex earlier this season.

The West Brom Player to Watch…

Matheus Pereira has netted five times in the Premier League for the Baggies this season.

Four of those came across three matches in January, while he has also scored away to Everton and at home to Fulham.

The Brazilian still has a little way to go to match last season’s tally of eight goals when he helped West Brom gain promotion from the Championship but will be one Albion must keep an eye on this weekend. 

Match Officials…

Referee: Lee Mason. Assistants: Mark Scholes, Timothy Wood. Fourth official: Graham Scott. 

VAR: Simon Hooper. Assistant VAR: Richard West.

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