Andy Carroll was a high-profile departure from Newcastle United in the summer (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Change up top as big Andy Carroll call made: West Brom predicted XI vs Fulham

Steve Bruce has an important decision awaiting him as he looks to pick a squad that will get a result against runaway leaders Fulham.

Steve Bruce has an important decision awaiting him as he looks to pick a squad that will get a result against runaway leaders Fulham.

After two positive back-to-back performances including that impressive comeback versus Huddersfield Town last time out, West Brom can go into this one with some new found confidence under their belt.

The last two results came off the back of Bruce switching back to five in defence, a system that Albion tended to use a lot more under his predecessor Valerien Isamel.

What the revert in formation also did however was force Andy Carroll out of the starting line-up.

Carroll had been one of the few players that has consistently performed well since his arrival at the Hawthorns and one of the few that you can never have gripe with for a lack of effort.

He was brought on to try and salvage something from the game against the Terriers and did just that when he rose highest to head home his first goal for the club - a superb effort that left Lee Nicholls in the sticks with no chance.

It’s probably fair to say he’s earned a recall to the eleven and could be just the formula the team need when it comes to trying to get a result out of Premier League bound Fulham.

The Cottagers like to play football, they like to play out from the back. Having someone with the presence of Carroll up there could really disrupt their flow.

Taking all that into account, here’s the starting line-up we believe Bruce will go with for Tuesday’s big game.

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