Brandon Thomas-Asante replacement chosen as player 'key' to unlocking Foxes - West Brom predicted XI vs Leicester City

Predicting Carlos Corberan’s West Brom lineup to take on Leicester City in the EFL Championship.

West Brom face a stern test this weekend as they travel to the King Power Arena to face title-chasing Leicester City in the EFL Championship.

It's a lunch time kick off for the Baggies who can go one step closer to confirming their participation in the play-offs with a win. West Brom are currently fifth and seven points clear of Hull City, though the Tigers do have a game in hand.

Carlos Corberan's men must pick themselves up after their 10-game unbeaten came to an end last week with a defeat to Sunderland at the Hawthorns. To compound the misery, Brandon Thomas-Asante received a second yellow card and that will rule him out for this fixture.

It's left Corberan with a decision as to who will lead the line. He's not had many options to choose from this season and whilst Josh Maja returned earlier this month, it would perhaps be wise to continue to take a cautious approach with the former Black Cats striker as he tries to fully recover from an ankle injury that sidelined him from December.

Leicester are on the hunt for not only for automatic promotion but the title. None of the top three sides won last weekend and the Foxes who have lost back-to-back games will be in search of a response of their own. They've got a game in hand over Ipswich Town and Leeds United and with only a few players absent, they’ve got a strong squad available at their disposal.

This is one of the last big threats that West Brom will face and whilst a draw or defeat wouldn’t be the end of the world, avoiding defeat would be gratefully appreciated. Here BirminghamWorld tries to get inside the head of Corberan, lining the side up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and giving our thoughts as to which players will feature in the lunch time kick off.

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