West Brom take on Millwall for the second time in the space of a few days tonight in the League Cup.
A late equaliser from Matt Smith rescued a point for the Lions in the league game and Baggies boss Slaven Bilic has decided to make several changes for the cup clash.
That’s not surprising given promotion is the clear priority but the XI picked is still very strong, highlighting the depth at the club.
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— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 13, 2019
Most notably, there are debuts for summer signings Darnell Furlong, Grady Diangana and Charlie Austin, whilst young defender Dara O’Shea is also handed his first start after impressing in pre-season.
Another face Albion fans will hope to see is Matheus Pereira, with the deadline day arrival from Sporting Lisbon only on the bench from the beginning.
Overall though, the supporters were delighted by the selection and here’s how they reacted to the XI on Twitter…
— Rob Paddock (@RobPaddockWBA) August 13, 2019
If thats our second string then just announce the league and the cup double now
— Luke Rowland (@LukeRowland015) August 13, 2019
I tell you what, that's a bostin line-up that and could easily make a case to be a first XI in the league games #WBA
— KJGx (@_kjgx) August 13, 2019
Would've liked Pereira starting too & gave Edwards a rest
— Daws (@Daws___) August 13, 2019
— benowba (@benog7) August 13, 2019
Loving the line up! I got 10 right when i called this starting 11, i thought Pereira would start on the left. Walking up now and feeling excited! #COYB!!! ????⚪
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) August 13, 2019
That whole bench could play in any of the other championship teams, first team #levels
— Mish (@HamishWba) August 13, 2019