West Brom v Everton odds, team news & free bets – Can Lukaku haunt former side?

First up its Arsenal v Manchester City, followed by West Brom v Everton, with Romelu Lukaku returning to the club which he spent a season on loan (KO 15:00).

Two sides who are yet to win a league match this term meet at the Hawthorns, as West Brom entertain Everton.

West Brom were easily beaten by Swansea City before the international break, going down to a 3-0 loss at the Liberty.

Nathan Dyer scored twice, however Wayne Routledge’s goal was the pick of the bunch, scoring an acrobatic effort from the edge of the box.

Everton themselves lost a nine goal thriller at home to Chelsea, who scored six at Goodison Park in an amazing result.

Diego Costa and Branislav Ivanovic had the visitors 2-0 up inside of three minutes, effectively ending Everton’s hopes of a victory.

Everton rallied and showed character to pull the match back to 4-3, however Chelsea had too much quality and hit two late goals.

In the two fixtures last campaign, both games finished all square, with the Baggies earning an impressive 0-0 draw away from home.

At the Hawthorns Diego Lugano earned West Brom a draw, in Pepe Mel’s first game in charge of the club, although both the scorer and manager left in the summer.

Team news
Joleon Lescott could make his first start for West Brom, following his summer move from Manchester City.

Injuries have prevented the centre back from a debut, however he looks set to make his bow against his former employers.

Ideye Brown looks set to continue ahead of Victor Anichebe and new signing Georgios Samaras up front.

Steven Pienaar looks set to miss out once again for Everton through injury, meaning Aiden McGeady will start from wide left.

Romelu Lukaku should start despite being an injury doubt, whilst Arouna Kone featured for the reserves after a year out during the international break.

Phil Jagielka is likely to start ahead of John Stones, despite the latter starting for England in their two recent games.

West Brom (4-2-3-1): Foster, Wisdom, Olsson, Lescott, Pocognoli, Morrison, Gardner, Berhaino, Dorrans, Brunt, Brown Ideye


Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Naismith, McGeady, Lukaku

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