Winless in six, Manchester City will see a trip to The Hawthorns as a realistic chance to end the current slump they find themselves in. Standing in the way, however, is one of the Premier League’s most notoriously stubborn managers, Tony Pulis, who is good at defying the odds. The Baggies have already held high-flyers Liverpool and Tottenham to 1-1 draws at home this season, so City must not view this as an easy three points.
For the first time since March, when he oversaw the Blues’ 4-0 thrashing of Aston Villa, Lee Mason takes charge of a City game.
Here’s how Pep Guardiola and Tony Pulis have lined up their teams this afternoon. Kevin De Bruyne is back, but only on the bench.
West Brom XI: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Nyom, Chadli, Fletcher, Evans, Brunt, McClean, Rondon
City XI: Bravo, Fernando, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva, Sterling, Nolito, Aguero
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