Confirmed line-ups for West Brom vs Crystal Palace: A surprise inclusion by Hodgson
West Bromwich Albion take on Crystal Palace in the third round of the Carabao Cup at the Hawthorns. Since both teams are representing different leagues in England, it’ll be interesting to see how this Championship vs Premier League clash pans out.
Darren Moore’s men beat Mansfield 2-1 in the second round, while Roy Hodgson’s men defeated Swansea City 1-0 away from home.
Regarding the teams’ positions in the table, West Brom are third in the Championship with 17 points from nine games, while Palace are 11th in the Premier League standings with seven points from the first six games.
The Baggies are coming into this game with some good performances to show for. They have collected 10 points from the last four games. A team that struggled to score goals in the previous few seasons has already netted 22 goals in nine games thus far.
Meanwhile, the Eagles have wobbled a bit after making a good start where they defeated Fulham on the opening day. They have won four points from their last four games, which is good if the aim is just to escape relegation. But Roy Hodgson’s men have quality players in the squad, so the target should be to finish much higher in the table.
Cup competitions become less important for teams, as crucial league games are around the corner. Almost all the teams rotate their regular eleven and field fringe players. Hence, this might be a chance for both West Brom and Crystal Palace to lay down an early marker and possibly go all the way in this tournament.
Here’s how West Brom are set to line up for the game:
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) September 25, 2018
Here’s how Crystal Palace are set to line up for the game:
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 25, 2018