Jonny Evans needs Tony Pulis to decide upon his best West Brom defensive partnership

Jonny Evans

West Brom signed Jonny Evans over the summer, but Pulis needs to pick his best partner.

Jonny Evans has been a revelation since moving to the Hawthorns from Manchester United, with the 27-year-old establishing himself as first-choice centre-back.

However, West Brom manager Tony Pulis has yet to decide which player is best suited to appearing alongside the ex-United star, with a number of different options so far taking that role.

Gareth McAuley started the draw with Southampton and the victory over Aston Villa, playing alongside Evans, but then Jonas Olsson stared with Evans last night, as the Baggies took on Everton, with McAuley out through injury.

Olsson had to come off injured, which meant James Chester was brought on to fill in at centre-back, and then he was moved to right-back at half-time so Craig Dawson moved into the centre.

This continual changing did little to stabilise the side, who ended up losing a two-goal lead to succumb to a 3-2 defeat to Everton.

Evans has impressed, but he started to really lose his way yesterday with all the changes, and Pulis needs to ensure he settles with his first-choice centre-back pairing if he is to see the best from the 27-year-old defender. Unfortunately, injuries have affected his decision making, but Pulis should search for stability ahead of his most talented defenders for the good of the side.

Evans has undoubted Premier League quality, and proved in his early outings that he could be a fantastic signing for West Brom.

However, until Pulis chooses to settle upon a strict back-line, Evans will continue to struggle as he did in the second half against Everton, and losses will be much more forthcoming than the much needed victories West Brom are searching for.

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