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Carlos Corberan to axe Okay Yokuslu in two changes – West Brom predicted XI v Sheffield Wednesday
Okay Yokuslu could be set to be dropped by Carlos Corbern for the West Brom game at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday (3 October).

West Brom will hope they can build on a remarkable scoreline which is undoubtedly one of the results of the season so far when they triumphed over high-flying Preston North End at Deepdale 4-0 on Saturday (30 September).

That win extended an unbeaten run which now stretches back four games and ahead of Tuesday’s game against one of the division’s strugglers, Corberan could be tempted into a couple of changes with Yokuslu and Grady Diangana potentially given the chop.

The Baggies will be happy to find themselves up in eighth despite a somewhat inconsistent start, entering the midweek matchday just three points shy of the playoffs.

Corberan made several changes to his lineup for the fixture against Preston on the back of a quick turnaround from the draw against Millwall at the Hawthorns.

Jayson Molumby and summer signing Jeremy Sarmiento may well be handed starts against Wednesday as Corberan looks to shake things up again in their early chase for the promotion spots.

In goal, Alex Palmer is Corberan’s undisputed number one and recorded his third clean sheet of the campaign so far in a comfortable and assured win for the Albion at Deepdale.

Corberan won’t be tempted to make any changes to his defence in a dominant display which saw Kyle Bartley join Matt Phillips and Darnell Furlong on the scoresheet on Saturday and the Spaniard will be desperate for some continuity as they take on a Sheffield Wednesday side very much low on confidence.


Erik Pieters, Bartley and Cedric Kipre should continue as Corberan’s three-man central defensive unit flanked by the impressive Phillips and Furlong as wing-backs.

In midfield, one key change could be made with Yokuslu stepping out for Molumby. The Turkish midfielder was rather unconvincing at Deepdale despite the win, winning just two of his duels, losing possession of the ball ten times, picking up a needless yellow card and failing to win any of his dribbles before being chalked off in the 66th minute [SofaScore].

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The 29-year-old has proven a crucial performer for Corberan ever since his appointment in the west Midlands but it won’t be a surprise to see Molumby come in his place alongside the impressive Mowatt who ran the show against Preston with a goalscoring display.

In attack, Corberan surprisingly axed Brandon Thomas-Asante against Preston and it was a decision that paid off immensely.


The former Salford City forward has flattered to deceive on many occasions for the Baggies in recent weeks and months and his deselection was totally justified with Jed Wallace given the responsibilities up front.


Corberan could look to stick with that setup but may be forced into one attacking change, giving another opportunity for Sarmiento to impress against a Wednesday defence in total free-fall right now.


Diangana did make an impression against Preston which will have boosted his confidence but Corberan will look to provide Sarmiento with the same opportunity on Tuesday, alongside the mercurial and creative genius of John Swift.

They also enter this fixture knowing they have had Sheffield Wednesday’s number in recent times, having not lost to the Owls since 2007.


That run has seen them go unbeaten in nine meetings, with the previous two both ending in victory and the Baggies will be expected to pick up another three points this time around.


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