Tony Pulis

Southampton in line to benefit West Brom’s injury problems

Leicester 1 – West Brom 1

When Nacer Chadli curled home a free-kick for West Brom at Leicester on Monday night, the Baggies would have thought three points were in the bag.

With less than 30 minutes remaining, West Brom would have hoped to have closed out the game.

But Riyad Mahrez levelled ten minutes from time with his own superb free-kick.

The point left Leicester in the bottom three, however. They haven’t won in six matches. West Brom, meanwhile, moved up to 10th, one place above Southampton, who they face next weekend at St Mary’s.

Simply stunning free-kick from @nc22back as we draw 1-1 with @lcfc. #LEIWBA #Chadli #PremierLeague #WBA

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West Brom’s injury problems

Tony Pulis will be sweating all week on a growing set of injuries at the Hawthorns.

Hal Robson-Kanu and James Morrison failed late fitness tests on Monday before the Leicester game.

Goalie Ben Foster was also absent against the Foxes with a knee injury. The keeper suffered the knock in his garden playing football with his son.

Boaz Myhill, Foster’s back-up, picked up a dead-leg in the Leicester draw, but he should be fine for the Southampton trip.

But Oliver Burke is due to miss out next weekend as the Scottish forward struggles to remain fit.

Burke has suffered a setback from his persistent hamstring problems. Tony Pulis has remarked: “It’s unfortunate we can’t get it right at the moment.”

It’s worth noting that during his time is Germany with RB Leipzig, Burke gained the nickname “Empty Hard Drive”.


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