West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On October 15th, Tottenham travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion.  After their huge victory against Manchester City, Spurs will try to keep their unbeaten start to the season going as they travel north to take on Tony Pulis’ side.

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The Baggies are off to a pretty decent start to the season, with only two losses in their first seven matches.  No team has drawn more games than the Baggies so far, although three other teams have also drawn three matches.  They’ll be looking to turn some of those draws into wins, but they’ll take anything they can get against a very formidable Tottenham side.

Team News

West Brom go into this match with a full squad, according to Physioroom.com  For Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino has said that Moussa Dembele has had a setback in training and will likely miss out of the game on Saturday.  Harry Kane is progressing well and looks set to return to training next week, according to the Daily Mail, but he is still going to miss out against West Brom.

Interesting Statistics

Tottenham have won only one of their last six meetings with West Brom, including not winning either matchup last season.  Last season Tottenham went 1-0 up then ended up conceding and drawing 1-1 in both matches.

Spurs are yet to concede a goal from open play this season and have the league’s best defence overall conceding only three goals in seven matches.  While they haven’t been as good as Spurs, West Brom have been pretty solid defensively this season too conceding only seven goals, the joint fourth best in the league.

Key Players

West Bromwich Albion: Nacer Chadli

After three seasons at Tottenham, Chadli left North London to go to West Brom.  The Baggies broke their transfer record to bring the Belgian international to the Hawthorns and he has been worth his £13m price tag so far.  The Belgian started his West Brom career with a bang, scoring twice and assisting twice.  He also scored the team’s only goal in their 1-1 draw prior to the international break.  His goal scoring prowess has helped a team that has lacked goals the last few years, especially with the ongoing problems with Saido Berahino.  Between Chadli and Salomon Rondon, West Brom have goal scoring weapons, which gives them a chance against teams like Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur: Son Heung-min

After a poor debut season in England, Son is delivering on his reported £22m price tag.  The South Korean has scored four goals and grabbed two assists in the Premier League alone.  He has taken up a new role as striker with Harry Kane out and has found some success up top.  He is in fantastic goal scoring form and will hope to continue that with a few goals to make sure Tottenham secure the three points against West Brom.

Prediction

West Brom are in decent form and should provide Tottenham a tough test.  In the end though, Spurs should be coming out of this with the three points.  They have been one of the most impressive teams this season and will be expecting that to continue with a win on Saturday.

Prediction: 2-1 Tottenham