West Brom vs Swansea City: Team news, kick-off time and referee

Everything you need to know ahead of West Bromwich Albion’s hosting Swansea City on Saturday in the Championship.
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West Bromwich Albion will welcome Swansea City to the Hawthorns on Saturday in Championship action.

The Baggies are without a win in their last five league games after their 1-1 draw with Norwich City last time out.

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Steve Bruce’s side sit 21st in the table on goal difference going into Saturday’s fixture having won just one league game all season.

As for the Swans, they come into the game on the back of a 3-0 win over Hull City in their previous fixture, and sit five places above Albion in the table with 12 points.

Steve BruceSteve Bruce
Steve Bruce

With that being said, here’s all the information you need to know ahead of the Baggies’ clash with Swansea.

When is West Brom vs Swansea?

The match takes place on Saturday 1 October at the Hawthorns, kick-off is 3pm.

Is West Brom vs Swansea on TV?

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The match won’t be shown live on TV due to the broadcast blackout for all 3pm kick-offs in the United Kingdom.

Who is the referee for West Brom vs Swansea?

Graham Scott is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Adrian Holmes and Mark Scholes, while the fourth official for the clash is Sebastian Stockbridge.

Latest team news

Bruce made four changes to his starting XI against Norwich from their 3-2 loss against Birmingham City, with Darnell Furlong, Erik Pieters, Jake Livermore and Brandon Thomas-Asante replacing Taylor Gardner-Hickman, Kyle Bartley, Okay Yokuslu and Karlan Grant.

Albion will be without Daryl Dike for Saturday’s clash. The United States international has been unavailable since suffering a thigh tear in the warm-up for the Baggies’ game against Watford in August.

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Semi Ajayi will also miss the game due to an ankle injury sustained against Wigan Athletic on August 30, while Bartley (hamstring) and Kean Bryan (ACL) are unavailable.

Dara O’Shea scored Albion’s goal against Norwich last time out. Credit: Getty. Dara O’Shea scored Albion’s goal against Norwich last time out. Credit: Getty.
Dara O’Shea scored Albion’s goal against Norwich last time out. Credit: Getty.

As for Swansea, Russell Martin named an unchanged side in their win over Hull from that who lost 1-0 to Sheffield United.

There will be question marks over the availability of Joe Allen. The experienced midfielder suffered a hamstring injury against the Tigers, but doesn’t seem to have suffered a serious issue.

Liam Walsh, Joel Latibeaudiere and Liam Cullen have been out with injuries, but the latter two could be in contention on Saturday if match fit.

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