West Bromwich Albion vs Swansea City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Kyle Bartley battles with Sam Surridge during the 2019/20 installment of this clash - Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images

West Bromwich Albion will be looking to pick up their first win in seven games when they host Swansea City at The Hawthorns on Monday evening.

The Swans meanwhile will hope to recover from their 4-0 defeat to Sheffield United last time out.

  • Team news

Albion winger Matt Phillips won't be fit to start after stepping out of a protective boot on his right foot only last week.

The Scotsman most recently featured during Valerien Ismael's final game as manager against Millwall back in January.

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is also a doubt for this after coming down with an illness earlier in the week.

The 28-year-old has started all but five matches of the Baggies' EFL Championship campaign so far but could miss another this Monday.

Daryl Dike won't make his return from injury in this one either, with the American international making a step up in his recovery this week.

Signed from Orlando City in the January transfer window, the striker has only made two appearances for his new club since arriving. 

Russell Martin's side will be boosted by the return of Hannes Wolf and Kyle Naughton who are confirmed to be available for selection.

Naughton has been missing from the Swans’ lineup since the beginning of the month when he picked up the injury inside the first 20 minutes in a defeat to Luton Town and should provide a huge boost to their back three.

Nathanael Ogbeta is due to return to training this week as a result of a hamstring issue that's prevented him from featuring for his new club since signing from Shrewsbury Town.

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  • Predicted lineups

West Brom:

(4-2-3-1) Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend, Molumby, Mowatt, Diangana, Gardner-Hickman, Robinson, Carroll

Swansea:

(3-4-3) Fisher, Naughton, Cabango, Burns, Wolf, Grimes, Downes, Christie, Paterson, Ntcham, Piroe

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  • Form guide

Swansea come into this one in very mixed form with two wins and three losses in their last five games.

Their drubbing at Bramall Lane in midweek saw them create very little against a side in great form.

Martin will be hoping his outfit can take advantage of Albion's dismal run.

However, Baggies boss Steve Bruce is yet to pick up a victory since being appointed at the beginning of February.

The former Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Hull City manager has tried to implement more of a ball-keeping style of play since the departure of Ismael.

But Bruce has found this to be easier said than done, losing to the Blades, Luton Town and Middlesbrough along with a point against Blackburn Rovers.

Their play-off chances are dwindling and it's pivotal that Albion pick up a victory in this one.

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  • Ones to watch

Jayson Molumby

During the midweek defeat against Middlesbrough, the Irishman became the first central-midfield goalscorer since Alex Mowatt's goal against Cardiff City back in September.

His strike meant Albion bagged their first goal in six games, giving an albeit temporary, boost to the side.

Although typically used in a deeper role, Molumby has shown an indication that the odd goal could come from the Baggies midfield.

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Jamie Paterson

The former Walsall, Bristol City and Derby County midfielder bagged a goal and an assist during the reverse fixture at the Liberty Stadium and will be gunning to add to his goal tally.

Paterson has picked up eight goals and five assists during his stellar season so far, and has proved to be Swansea's main creative threat.

His ability to exploit West Brom's formerly high line made for an interesting watch last time out.

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  • How to watch & kick-off time

Audio coverage will be available for those in the UK and Ireland via WBATV and iFollow. There'll be Sky Sports coverage available for subscription holders and an iFollow stream for overseas viewers. Kick-off on Monday, February 28 is set for 20:00 GMT.

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