West Brom predicted lineup vs Leicester: Field and Burke start

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks dejected during the Premier League match between Watford and West Bromwich Albion at Vicarage Road on March 3, 2018 in Watford, England.

West Bromwich Albion are running out of time as they battle for Premier League survival.

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on December 2,...

With West Brom eight points off safety and only nine games left, Baggies fans would be forgiven for feeling that they are already as good as down in the Championship for next season - but Alan Pardew will be desperate for his players to give their survival chances the slightest glimmer of hope when they host Leicester City on Saturday.

Pardew is fighting to hold onto his job at The Hawthorns, with the Daily Mirror recently reporting that some of the club's key players are shocked that the 56-year-old remains in the job given the side's fortunes since his arrival.

Alan Pardew, Manager of WestBromwich Albion  gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on December 13, 2017 in...

Given that Pardew appears to be fighting a losing battle sticking with his tried and tested options over the last few weeks - they go into the clash with the Foxes having lost their last six - he may want to hand some of the club's younger players a chance against Claude Puel's side.

They may not help the results improve, but they cannot do any worse than those who have worn the jersey regularly this term. And their inclusions in the squad will inject some much-needed positivity into the equation - and that may help Pardew hold onto the job for a little longer even if the results do not improve.

Sam Field of West Bromwich Albion during the pre season friendly match against Port Vale at Vale Park on August 1, 2017 in Burslem, England.

The two youngsters that are surely most likely to come in are Sam Field and Oliver Burke. Field's continued absence from the first-team has left fans baffled and Jake Livermore's performance last time out at Watford was slated, so the academy graduate may perhaps come in alongside Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Meanwhile, Burke could perhaps replace Matt Phillips who continues to struggle. Burke has been a disappointing signing so far, but he has the potential to make things happen, and Pardew needs a miracle if he is to keep the club up.

Pardew has shown during his spell so far that he is not the bravest manager when it comes to changes so Field and Burke coming in may potentially be the only changes that the fans should expect.

With that in mind, here is the predicted lineup in full...

West Brom predicted lineup vs Leicester

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