West Brom v Blackpool preview

Team news for West Brom's Premier League clash with Blackpool at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

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Brunt: Will skipper West Brom

Brunt: Will skipper West Brom

Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill will make his first Premier League start for West Brom.

Baggies boss Robert Di Matteo has revealed Scott Carson will drop down to the bench to make way for Myhill, who impressed between the posts during last weekend's narrow FA Cup defeat to Reading.

Chris Brunt will take the captain's armband in Carson's absence.

Peter Odemwingie is battling an ankle injury, while Ismael Miller and Pablo Ibanez are also doubtful with hamstring problems.

Jonas Olsson is suspended and Steven Reid is recovering from knee surgery, but defender Gabriel Tamas is available following a three-match ban.

Blackpool midfielder Elliot Grandin faces a late fitness test.

Grandin has suffered problems with his hamstring in recent weeks and was withdrawn in the second half against Liverpool on Wednesday, although Seasiders boss Ian Holloway is optimistic the Frenchman will be able to travel with the squad to the midlands.

Holloway has no other fresh injury concerns, but David Carney is still at the Asian Cup with Australia.

WBA (from): Myhill, Carson, Hurst, Zuiverloon, Jara, Cech, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Morrison, Brunt, Thomas, Odemwingie, Shorey, Fortune, Cox, Meite, Miller, Tchoyi, Ibanez, Scharner, Tamas.

Blackpool (from): Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Crainey, Evatt, Adam, Phillips, Vaughan, Varney, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Sylvestre, Grandin, Euell, Southern, Ormerod, Edwards, Baptiste, Rachubka, Keinan.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton
Cardiff v Stoke City
Newcastle v Swansea
West Ham v C Palace
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
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20:00
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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