West Bromwich Albion vs. Southampton: Opposition threat

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) /
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Craig Dawson of West Bromwich Albion celebrates before his goal is dissalowed via the VAR system during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Craig Dawson of West Bromwich Albion celebrates before his goal is dissalowed via the VAR system during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) /

Craig Dawson

In a team that are the masters of set-piece goals, Dawson will be one of the tall defenders that will need close marking from corners and free-kicks.

Both his and Gareth McAuley’s aerial ability and clever movement when the ball is delivered to the box cause many teams a problem and they are a main source of goals for West Brom.

Last season, Dawson and McAuley scored 10 league goals between them. This amounted to 23.3% of their team’s league strikes in 2016/17.

With Saints being surprisingly poor at defending set-pieces this campaign, Dawson will see an ideal opportunity to get his team a potentially vital goal on Saturday.