Sport Why Chris Brunt must start for West Brom

17:37  13 september  2017
17:37  13 september  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Predicted XI: West Ham (H)

  Predicted XI: West Ham (H) After suffering their first defeat of the season last time out against Brighton, Tony Pulis and West Brom will look to get back on track this weekend against West Ham. The Hammers lost their opening three Premier League games but bounced back against Huddersfield last week and are building momentum for a charge up the table, but the Baggies can take solace from their efforts against Slaven Bilic’s men last season. West Brom put four past West Ham at the Hawthorns last season and snatched a draw in added time at the London Stadium. Pulis will surely use these games as inspiration to get back to winning ways. With a number of new faces looking to settle in fast, West Brom will hope that bedding in period doesn’t last too much longer. Here is our predicted West Brom XI for the visit of West Ham tomorrow afternoon.

Why West Brom fans must start loving Brunt . Chris Brunt has played over 200 games for West Bromwich Albion. He has scored 34 goals, many of them spectacular and just under half of them in the top-flight, putting him fourth on our Premier League goal scorers list.

A weekend strike against Sunderland took Chris Brunt ’s tally to three goals and as many assists in just 13 starts for West Brom this For me, Eriksen is a must have and I'd choose one between Alli and Kane. Amat 😉 . Why did you go for Rodney instead of Rooney ? . Most people try and stick in a

This summer transfer window for West Bromwich Albion was simply exquisite. The signings of Jay Rodriguez, Gareth Barry, Oliver Burke, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Kieran Gibbs along with the retention of skipper Jonny Evans, are all exactly what wass needed to take the Baggies to the next level.

However, one man who cannot be dropped from the bench in expense of these new players is former captain Chris Brunt.

Now in his tenth season with the club, the Northern Irishman has taken his share of unfair criticism but it’s surely time the fans realised that Brunt should be one of the first names on the team sheet, even in a time where the quality of players coming to The Hawthorns is getting better every window.

West Brom predicted XI: Brighton (A)

  West Brom predicted XI: Brighton (A) West Brom’s first game back after the international break sees them travel south to take on Brighton & Hove Albion. The Baggies go into the game on seven points from three games whilst Brighton have just the single point from their three opening fixtures. In the past, it was fairly easy to predict Tony Pulis’ starting line up such was the lack of squad depth but that is no longer the case. Albion made a few good additions over the course of the summer and as such, Pulis has a wide range of options to choose from. Here’s the XI I think he’ll pick for this game: 1/12 SLIDES © Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport West Brom predicted XI: Brighton (A) West Brom’s first game back afte

Christopher " Chris " Brunt (born 14 December 1984) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays for Premier League club West Bromwich Albion. A versatile player, Brunt has featured primarily as a left winger, but can also operate as a left-back or attacking midfielder.

Brunt was subbed after 65 minutes against the Red Devils and he will be a big miss for Albion. West Brom will be missing a player with vital experience in a relegation battle. Why Arsenal must win against Swansea.

Brunt, after picking up a bad knee injury that kept him from going to Euro 2016, wasn’t expected to bounce back like he did but once he was fit last season, he immediately made his presence known.

From moments like his two beautifully delivered crosses to assist Salomon Rondon in getting his hat-trick against Swansea to his absolute rocket of a strike to seal a 2-0 win vs Sunderland, Brunt made sure his contribution to last season will be remembered.

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When you look at Albion’s start to the current season, Brunt has been used at left-back and has shown his strengths. Ahmed Hegazi’s debut goal to pick up three points was, of course, due to a free kick whipped into the perfect area by the number 11.

Oliver Burke limps out of Under 23s game

  Oliver Burke limps out of Under 23s game Scottish winger Oliver Burke has limped out of West Brom’s U23 clash with Brighton after just 18 minutes. Burke, who was in action to get some more game time, was forced off early with an apparent injury, although it is unclear exactly what the problem was at this time. The 20-year-old winger now looks to be a doubt for Albion’s clash with West Ham on Saturday, although he could have been substituted purely as a precaution. Some better news from the game for West Brom was the return to action of veteran defender Gareth McAuley, who completed 45 minutes on his return from a thigh injury which he suffered whilst on international duty for Northern Ireland during the summer. Two other members of Albion’s squad, Claudio Yacob and Sam Field, also featured in the game, which West Brom won 5-1.

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Also, Hal Robson-Kanu’s well taken goal at Turf Moor came from a brilliantly hoofed ball by Brunt, which caused havoc for the Burnley defence.

He continued his great start to the season whilst on international duty for Northern Ireland, where he scored a peach of a free-kick against the Czech Republic after being involved in the build up to Jonny Evans’ header.

Competition is fierce in all areas of Albion’s line up but luckily, Brunt is one of the most versatile players you’ll find.

Kieran Gibbs, the new signing from Arsenal, must go straight into the defence at left-back. The fans have waited long enough for a proper left-back under Tony Pulis and given a run of games, the former Gunner could have an excellent impact on the team.

The fight for places on the wings is greater than ever with Jay Rodriguez, Matt Phillips, Oliver Burke, James McClean and Nacer Chadli all able and ready to play on either side. There’s great talent among those names but Brunt’s ability to deliver a ball is second to none which, for me, means he has to be in contention to play down the left flank.

Predicted West Brom XI: Manchester City (H)

  Predicted West Brom XI: Manchester City (H) West Brom welcome Manchester City to the Hawthorns on Wednesday night in the third round of the Carabao Cup. The Baggies, who are without a win in their last three Premier League games, will be hoping that a good performance against Pep Guardiola’s men and allow them to kick on after what was originally a promising start to the season. With only a thin squad at his disposal, changes may be minimum on Wednesday, so here is how we think the Baggies will line up. You can use our squad selector to show us who you think will start for the Baggies. Be sure to tweet us your teams! 1/12 SLIDES © Dan Istitene/Getty Images Sport Predicted West Brom XI: Manchester City (H) West Brom welcom

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Two players who have been relegated with West Brom before including skipper Chris Brunt []. Roberto Mancini slammed his City side after they failed to hold on for victory at Birmingham in midweek and vulnerable Albion must expect a fierce reaction.

Although there’s three fine defensive midfielders in Barry, Krychowiak and Jake Livermore in the Albion team at the moment, one of them should be sacrificed to accommodate Brunt’s creativity. This would allow him the freedom to express his creativity in the middle of the field and to be present so he can deliver set-pieces.

This is a more general problem having three midfielders all on the defensive side so if not Brunt, Morrison or Chadli has to come in to fill the gap between midfield and lone striker.

The team missed Brunt’s presence on the pitch as he played no part in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Brighton and although there is a hot selection of talent to pick from now, he’s got to be brought back into the team.

I don’t care where on the pitch or how he’s fit in but Tony, if you read this, play Chris Brunt!

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Northern Ireland secure second-place and inch closer to World Cup play-offs .
Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt goals secured victory at Windsor Park.Michael O’Neill’s men had been made to work for victory in San Marino on Friday but a 3-0 success ensured they would need just a point from this fixture to pull clear of their opponents.

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