Match preview: West Bromwich Albion (h)

The Spireites are looking to cause a shock in the Emirates FA Cup when they take on Championship side, West Bromwich Albion today in the third round of the competition.

A win would see Chesterfield through to the fourth round of the Cup for the first time since 2015.

Match details

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023

Opponents: West Bromwich Albion

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: Emirates FA Cup

Location: Technique Stadium


Tickets are sold out for this fixture.

Matchday Coverage

Live radio commentary

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Commentary is provided by Phil Tooley and is sponsored by National Windscreens.

Social media

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The post-match interview with a member of the management team will be posted to our YouTube Channel soon after the game is finished:

Highlights of the game will also be posted to our YouTube Channel over the weekend.

The Opposition

Fact file

Name: West Bromwich Albion Football Club

Nicknames: The Baggies

Founded: 1878

Stadium: The Hawthorns

Manager: Carlos Corberan

On West Brom

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: (L/W/W)

Lost – Chesterfield 1-3 Coalville Town – FA Trophy Third Round

Won – Scunthorpe United 1-2 Chesterfield – National League

Won – Chesterfield 4-1 Scunthorpe United – National League

West Brom’s last three: (W/W/W)

Won – Bristol City 0-2 West Bromwich Albion – Championship

Won – West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Preston North End – Championship

Won – West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Reading – Championship

Last Time We Met

The last time the two sides met in a competitive fixture was in September 1948. A crowd of 14,079 packed into Saltergate as the sides played out a goalless draw.

Team News

Danny Webb mentioned in his pre-match press conference that there are no new injury concerns.

Danny Rowe, Michael Gyasi and Joe Cook have all returned from their loan spells but are likely to miss out on the cup fixture.

Thoughts from the dugout:

Danny Webb said: “Me and Gary Roberts went to watch them play against Reading a few days ago. They’re strong. I don’t think I’m giving to much away by saying I think they’ll make a few changes.

“I think you’ve got to give credit to the manager. Whoever they bring in will certainly be strong.”