West Brom have recovered from a slow start to their season to pick up seven points from their last three league games. This has been built on the back of a solid backline who haven’t conceded during this period.
What will concern Tony Pulis though is his strength in depth as his second string were comfortably swept aside 3-0 by Norwich in the Capital One cup in midweek.
Saido Berahino seems to be back in the good books of everyone at the club following his winner against Aston Villa and should lead the line alongside Salomon Rondon.
Pulis has been dealt a blow with the news that Ben Foster has suffered a setback on his comeback from injury and is now out until December, leaving Boaz Myhill and Anders Lindegaard to compete for the number one jersey.
Everton meanwhile have looked impressive and if Romelu Lukaku had his shooting boots on would have easily beaten Swansea last week. They are yet to concede on the road this season and this is despite fielding a number of youngsters such as Brendan Galloway and Tyias Browning at full-back. Gareth Barry has also looked back to his composed best.
Roberto Martinez will be sweating on the fitness of John Stones after the defender limped off during the win against Reading on Tuesday with a knee problem. Bryan Oviedo and Muhamed Besic are doubtful but Seamus Coleman looks likely to shake off a hamstring problem in time for Monday.
Kevin Miralles serves the second match of his three-game suspension with Gerard Deulofeu likely to get a chance from the start following his winner in midweek. Tom Cleverly and Leighton Baines are still both out.
League Position: West Brom – 12th, 8pts; Everton – 6th, 9pts
Last Meeting: Everton 0-0 West Brom, January 2015
Form: West Brom – LDLWDW; Everton – DWLDWD
Key Men: West Brom – Saido Berahino; Everton – Romelu Lukaku
Shoot Says: West Brom 0-1 Everton