Tiote Out Of West Brom Match?
The Daily Mail has reported that Cheick Tiote has failed a fitness test and won’t be playing against West Brom in today’s match at The Hawthorns.
Interestingly though I can’t find any mention anywhere else so it is either credit to the Mail for being ahead of the game, or else they are flying a kite.
Either way, Alan Pardew will have had to prepare for today’s match mindful of the fact he may have to do without our Ivory Coast enforcer.
I can certainly see Jonas returning to his usual spot on the left which would allow Cabaye to get back into his favoured central role. That would then seemingly leave it between Perch and Guthrie as to who partners the Frenchman in the middle, that is of course assuming that Alan Pardew retains both Hatem Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse in his side.
Interesting choices to be made but definitely a match we need to take something from, with or without Cheick Tiote.
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