LONDON (Sporting Alert) — West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce made two changes from the side that was beaten in the last outing, while West Bromwich made six adjustments for today’s English Premier League clash.
Jussi Jaaskelainen has earned a recall and starts in goal ahead of Adrian, who conceded six goals in two games in the clashes against Manchester United and Arsenal. Razvan Rat also comes in to replace James Collins, who misses the game because of a calf injury.
West Brom interim manager Keith Downing, meanwhile, makes six changes from the side that drew 1-1 at Tottenham on Boxing Day, with Nicolas Anelka and Saido Berahino, Billy Jones, Gareth McAuley, Youssouf Mulumbu and Chris Brunt all earning recalls.
Craig Dawson, Steven Reid, Claudio Yacob, Morgan Amalfitano, Zoltan Gera and Matej Vydra were the ones making way.
West Ham v West Brom
West Ham: Jaaskelainen, O’Brien, Rat, Tomkins, McCartney, Noble, Diame, Joe Cole, Nolan, Jarvis, Carlton Cole
Subs: Collison, Maiga, Adrian, Taylor, Diarra, Demel, Chambers
West Brom: Foster, McAuley, Lugano, Olsson, Billy Jones, Morrison, Mulumbu, Brunt, Ridgewell, Berahino, Anelka
Subs: Yacob, Sinclair, Myhill, Amalfitano, Vydra, Dawson, Sessegnon
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)