West Brom vs Swansea by Luke
West Brom looked well for the most of the time last weekend away from home against Cehslea, but in the end stood too passive and conceded a goal fourteen minutes before the final whistle via Costa that cost them a point. Final result was 1:0 victory for Cheslea and it fairly reflects the image of the game, needs to be said.
This defeat broke their run of four undefeated matches streak, as the team really looks well in recent weeks with three victories and a draw. Currently they stand at eight position with twenty points earned, being just seven points behind Europa League placed Tottenham and in case of continuation of their good form, the team can hope for even better things.
Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill (no performance so far) is injured with an ankle problem, while the team might miss forward Saido Berahino (4/0) remains doubtful.
Swansea, on the other side, comes from one of better performances this season, as the team won at home against Sunderland 3:0 last weekend. At the beginning, the match started quite slowly but the players of Swansea had more of the ball possession, while they increased the tempo in the second halftime and somehow easily reached the victory.
Sigurdsson opened up the opponent from a penalty kick taken in 51st minute, while the hosts doubled up the lead just three minutes later with a goal from Llorente, who scored the third goal as well, ten minutes before the full time whistle. It was second consecutive home victory for Swansea, as the team now stands just below the safe zone, having twelve points earned and a point less than safely placed West Ham. Their troubles come away from home with a 1-1-5 record and it's something that they'll need to change soon.
Defender Federico Fernandez (8/0) is injured, same as midfielder Sung-Yong Ki (11/0) with an ankle injury.
Swansea is having some improvements in home matches, but the team is yet to click properly away from home. West Brom looks rock solid at the moment and I rate their chances being way bigger than 50%.