West Bromwich Albion will be eager to continue their brilliant form as they take on Sky Bet Championship leaders Burnley away from home on Friday evening. The Baggies have staggered everyone as they have soared themselves into the playoff spots just under three months on from being rock bottom of the division.
Carlos Corberan has totally revolutionised the football club, it seems, as Albion have won 10 games out of 13 in all competitions since the Spaniard first took to the dugout. Relegation began to look like a real possibility if they were not to buck their ideas up, but they have done far more than that as promotion could now genuinely be on the cards.
There is of course plenty of the season still to play, with 21 matches to come, but there is a lot of optimism in West Bromwich. Friday brings a huge challenge, however, as Corberan’s men take on a Burnley side with just two defeats in 27 fixtures this term. Vincent Kompany’s side team have won seven successive Championship games, with their last loss at Sheffield United.
Albion will have hope of getting at least a point from the clash as Burnley have drawn eight this season, but they will have to be at their absolute best to pull it off. With that in mind, here is the very strong West Brom starting XI we expect at Turf Moor. See below.