Match preview: West Brom (a)

The Spireites will have another chance to progress to the Emirates FA Cup fourth round when they travel to The Hawthorns this evening and take on West Bromwich Albion.

The original game ended in a 3-3 draw and the winners will be rewarded with away tie either against Bristol City or Swansea City.

Match details
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Opponents: West Bromwich Albion
Kick-off: 8pm
Competition: Emirates FA Cup
Location: The Hawthorns

Tickets are sold out for this fixture.

Matchday Coverage
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The Opposition
Fact file
Name: West Bromwich Albion Football Club
Nicknames: The Baggies
Founded: 1878
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Manager: Carlos Corberan

On West Bromwich Albion
The club was founded in 1878 as West Bromwich Strollers and spent the majority of their history in the top two divisions of English football. Early success saw a First Division title as well as two runner-up finishes.

When it comes to domestic competitions, the Baggies have found major success in both the League Cup and the FA Cup. To go with their one League Cup, West Brom have also made ten FA Cup finals – winning five of them.

In recent years, the West Midlands club have bounced between the Premier League and the Championship. After the departure of Steve Bruce in October, Carlos Coberan has changed the fortunes of Albion and turned them into genuine contenders for promotion back to the top level of English football.

One to watch
Jed Wallace is known as one of the Championship’s most dangerous playmakers and has been during his short stint so far with the Baggies and his time with Millwall. The winger started his career at Portsmouth before moving onto Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2015. His time at Molineux was marred by sporadic game time and Wallace subsequently was sent out on loan twice to Millwall. He impressed at the Den and signed permanently in 2017, where he spent five seasons becoming a fan favourite and establishing the Lions as a Championship club. His form was rewarded in a move to West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2022 and his performances have been a big reason for the Baggies’ recent surge up the table.

Recent Form
The Spireites’ last three: (W/W/D)
Won – Scunthorpe United 1-2 Chesterfield – National League
Won – Chesterfield 4-1 Scunthorpe United – National League
Drew – Chesterfield 3-3 West Bromwich Albion – Emirates FA Cup Third Round
West Brom’s last three: (W/D/W)
Won – West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Reading – Championship
Drew – Chesterfield 3-3 West Bromwich Albion – Emirates FA Cup
Won – Luton Town 2-3 West Bromwich Albion – Championship

Last Time We Met
The two sides last met in the pulsating 3-3 draw just ten days ago. Brandon Thomas-Asante opened the scoring after just 90 seconds before Tyrone Williams levelled proceedings with nine minutes on the clock. Karlan Grant provided a delicate finish to give the lead back to the Baggies. However, two Armando Dobra strikes before the break lifted the roof off the Technique Stadium. The Spireites looked as they had done enough for the win, but Thomas-Asante popped up with an added time equaliser to force a replay at The Hawthorns.

Team News
New signing Ryan Colclough will not be in-line to make his debut for Chesterfield as the winger is cup tied after playing for Altrincham earlier in the competition.
Danny Webb mentioned that there are no fresh injury concerns heading into the game.
Both Tom Whelan and Michael Gyasi will not be available to take part in the game as they are currently on loan at Solihull Moor and Altrincham respectively.

Thoughts from the dugout:
Danny Webb said: “They’ve had a massive game at Luton, and they’ve got a massive game on Friday. I don’t know what Carlos will do with his selection.
“Whatever team they put out will be strong, but they are certainly going to come up against a Chesterfield side that are up for the fight.”