Everton V West Bromwich Albion Preview | Key Men, Odds & Team News

Everton V West Bromwich Albion Preview | Key Men, Odds & Team News

Everton welcome West Bromwich Albion to Goodison Park on Saturday for the Toffees first home game of the season. Both teams will be looking for their first wins of the season as Everton drew 2-2 with Norwich, and West Brom lost 1-0 to Southampton on the opening day. Roberto Martinez's men head into the game with seven wins in their last nine at home, and Martinez will be hoping that the good home form that David Moyes established will continue …
Scott Sinclair | The perfect fit for West Brom? | Stats

Scott Sinclair | The perfect fit for West Brom? | Stats

West Bromwich Albion are said to be closing in on a season long loan deal for Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair, with the option of a permanent deal at the end of the loan spell. Sinclair is certainly a signing that West Brom need, as there is a severe lack of pace in the wide areas, mostly down to the continued absence of Peter Odemwingie who has been exiled from the first team squad after all of the transfer window …
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key players!

West Bromwich Albion v Southampton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key players!

The Premier League finally kicks off the new season on Saturday afternoon, and West Bromwich Albion start their campaign at home to second-season Southampton. The Baggies have had mixed results in recent years when they’ve started the league season at home. Last season they emphatically defeated Liverpool 3-0 and this set the club up for a good season, but in 2011 they lost 2-1 to Manchester United in what was to be manager Roy Hodgson’s last campaign before taking the …
Diego Lugano | What are West Brom getting? | Stats

Diego Lugano | What are West Brom getting? | Stats

Last week, West Brom completed the signing of Uruguay captain Diego Lugano on a free transfer from French champions Paris St. Germain. In terms of purely name value, this is a big signing for Albion. Lugano comes with a fantastic pedigree and a very decent reputation. However, the signing of the centre back has been questioned in some quarters, with suggestions that the Uruguayan is “past it” and is a poor signing, especially as he will be on decent money. …
Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

With the 2013/2014 Premier League season nearly upon us and card markets becoming more and more popular with bookies and punters alike, we take a look at which players were the 'dirtiest' last season. We have done this by not only looking at the players who were carded the most last season but also looking at which committed the most fouls. To make this a fair comparison, we have also worked out how often these players committed fouls and were …
Can Shane Long be the man to replace Romelu Lukaku?

Can Shane Long be the man to replace Romelu Lukaku?

This week, West Brom full back Steven Reid credited Shane Long with invigorating the success of Romelu Lukaku’s loan spell at the Hawthorns in the 2012/2013 season. He believes that he can perform a similar role for Nicolas Anelka this upcoming season. However, Reid’s comments got me thinking. Is Long capable of being the man to replace Lukaku, rather than being a foil to any potential replacement for the Belgian forward? Before looking at the most important areas for the …
Albion interest for Anelka | Anelka Stats

Albion interest for Anelka | Anelka Stats

Recent reports have linked West Brom with a move for former France international Nicolas Anelka. Just take a second to for that thought to digest. Anelka, a man who has racked up an aggregate transfer fee of over £90 million in his career with various moves around European and World football. This isn’t just another transfer season rumour either, there is seemingly a confirmed interest in Anelka from West Brom, with two bookmakers even going as far as to make …
West Bromwich's Summer Transfer Targets | Sinclair & Kone Stats

West Bromwich's Summer Transfer Targets | Sinclair & Kone Stats

The key to a summer signing made by any club is that they fit into the style of play and formation favoured by the Head Coach, and West Brom are no different to this rule. Steve Clarke’s favoured formation is without doubt a 4-2-3-1 and it proved to be hugely successful in the opening half of the season for The Baggies. This formation was so effective because of the options available to Steve Clarke on the wings. His preferred duo …
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