West Brom vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

West Bromwich Albion will be aiming to ease their relegation fears by claiming their first win in four Premier League games against Swansea City.

A bad start at Burnley offered plenty of cause for concern for Albion boss Tony Pulis, but he will be impressed with the way his side battled back to end all square by capitalising on their set-piece superiority. There was also relief for record signing Brown Ideye, who registered a much-needed goal.

The Nigerian could be rewarded with a start here, and Pulis may decide to play Saido Berahino from the start after he was unceremoniously dropped to the bench at Turf Moor. Whichever team is picked, the Baggies must make the most of their home games now, particularly with such a difficult end to the season in prospect.

Stability has been restored for Swansea in the last two matches, earning a reasonable four points against Southampton and Sunderland. The latter was a hardworking performance, with Ki Sung-Yueng marking his invaluable return from the Asia Cup with a fine headed goal to earn a deserved point.

The Welsh club will surely be confident ahead of this one, particularly as they have five wins from their seven previous Premier League meetings with their hosts. With 34 points already on the board, they may already feel they can play with a degree of freedom. The aim will be to improve on their best Premier League finish of ninth in 2013.

The hosts could have Jason Davidson and Jonas Olsson back, while Victor Anichebe is likely to be fit despite being forced off at Burnley.

Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson completes a three-match ban, and he misses out along with the injured Marvin Emnes.

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