Javier Hernandes could easily find himself dropped to the bench this weekend as the Hammers travel to the Hawthorns to face the Baggies.
West Ham keeper Joe Hart has already given a hint how Bilic could setup in the Midlands by saying “It’s not going to be one for the football purists. It’s going to be a tough game and we have to show that same passion to win it. I am excited to be here and I just want to keep improving.”
Andy Carroll is perfect to play against Tony Pullis brand of direct football and almost guaranteed a start. I would imagine Andre Ayew who made such an impact with an assist and a goal of his own may also be rewarded with a start. With a great game by Pedro Obiang against Huddersfield and the return of Marko Arnautovic to his natural position of the left wing could see Chicharito finding himself edged out for this away contest and on the bench.
My starting XI for West Brom: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Kouyate, Arnautovic, Antonio, Ayew, Carroll