For the first time this season, the Hawthorns will place host to spectators when West Brom take on West Ham in Gameweek 37 of the season.

The Premier League has decided to push back its second-last weekend of the season to ensure that all 20 clubs play one game in front of their home fans.

Matches for Gameweek 37 have now been moved to mid-week fixtures on May 18 and 19 while the final day of the season will continue to remain on May 23 with all games kicking off at the same time.

There is a cap on the number of fans allowed per ground. Stadiums will be allowed to operate at 25 percent capacity or capped at 10,000 (whichever is fewer) to ensure social distancing is followed.

However, for the final game of the season against Leeds United, which is away at Elland Road, no West Brom fans will be allowed to attend.

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As the country starts its journey out of lockdown and into spring, Premier League fans who have craved to watch their sides play live for over a year will now be allowed back into stadiums.

The atmosphere with 25 percent occupancy will not be the same, but it certainly beats having games played behind closed doors.

It will be a welcome boost for players too after playing in front of empty stands since last May.

For West Brom, the game against West Ham could either prove to be a dead rubber or a must-win contest in their quest for Premier League survival.

Currently sitting eight points from safety, the Baggies would require to win at least four or five of their remaining seven games if they are to play in the top-flight next season.

Newcastle and Fulham are the other two teams vying for that elusive spot and it currently looks like the Magpies are favourites to finish in in 17th.

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