Confirmed West Brom v West Ham lineups: Leko makes full debut, Carroll starts

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Here is how West Brom and West Ham will line up this afternoon...

West Bromwich Albion will be hoping to build on their 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur when they take on West Ham today.

Manager Tony Pulis masterminded a draw against Spurs to virtually end their title hopes, and another positive result here would give the Baggies a strong end to the season.

Today, goalkeeper Ben Foster comes back in for Boaz Myhill having missed out against Tottenham, with Craig Dawson, Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans and Jonas Olsson ahead of him.

The biggest surprise on the teamsheet is that teenage striker Jonathan Leko, who is just 17, makes his first Premier League start having impressed for the club's youth and reserve teams.

His inclusion means that Saido Berahino and Stephane Sessegnon have to settle for a place on the bench.

West Ham haven't played for ten days, but will be in high spirits having beaten Watford 3-1 last time out.

The Hammers have no fresh injury concerns, meaning that manager Slaven Bilic has named the same team which beat Watford.

Michail Antonio continues to deputise at right back with Sam Byram on the bench, whilst Diafra Sakho will again support Andy Carroll in attack having impressed in that win over Watford.

The likes of Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike, Sam Byram and Reece Oxford are all on the bench for West Ham today in a strong looking squad for Bilic.

West Brom lineup

Starting:

  • Ben Foster
  • Craig Dawson
  • Jonny Evans
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Craig Gardner
  • Jonathan Leko
  • James McClean
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Salomón Rondón

Substitutes: Boaz Myhill, James Chester, Tyler Roberts, Sandro, Stéphane Sessegnon, Saido Berahino, Rickie Lambert.

West Ham lineup

Starting:

  • Adrián
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Angelo Ogbonna
  • Winston Reid
  • Michail Antonio
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Manuel Lanzini
  • Mark Noble
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Andy Carroll
  • Diafra Sakho

Substitutes: Darren Randolph, Sam Byram, James Collins, Reece Oxford, James Tomkins, Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike.

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