Arsenal v WBA Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v WBA Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

An unsure Arsenal side will face Tony Pulis' high flying West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day in what is definitely one of the biggest fixtures that the Gunners will play at this stage of the campaign. Arsenal are back in familiar territory again. Seven days ago, Arsene Wenger's side had put Stoke City to the sword at home, a 3-1 victory after an early wobble to see his side at the top of the table even though it only lasted …
James Morrison Influence vs Everton | James Morrison Stats

James Morrison Influence vs Everton | James Morrison Stats

In the past few seasons, James Morrison has firmly established himself as one of West Brom's key performers under the successful spells of first Roy Hodgson and now Steve Clarke. Morrison has been at his most successful and influential for Albion when played in central midfield, often just behind the striker. That's why it was baffling to see Morrison shunted into a wide role in the opening game of the season against Southampton, and it was all together less surprising …
Decline at West Brom? | Clarke lacks options

Decline at West Brom? | Clarke lacks options

An eighth place finish last season- Albion's third since promotion from the Championship in 2009/10- can justifiably be considered a triumph for the West Midlands side. However, failing to consolidate one's position in the transfer market at this level can be extremely perilous- as Newcastle found out last summer. Have West Brom made sufficient provision to guard against a similar decline and do they possess the squad depth to launch another assault on the top half? Investment Inconsistency Clarke asserted …
Players of the week | Man of the Match from Match Day 11 Games

Players of the week | Man of the Match from Match Day 11 Games

Welcome to this week's Player of the Week feature on EPLIndex.com where we choose a man of the match from each of the games played. This week it's Match Day 11 in the Premier League. To view a match of your choice please scroll to the bottom and choose the game by clicking on the Quick Links, alternatively you can click on the page numbers at the bottom of the page! We'll start with Everton's excellent performance Vs Sunderland! Everton …
Why is the Hawthorns Such a Fortress for West Brom? | Stats Analysis

Why is the Hawthorns Such a Fortress for West Brom? | Stats Analysis

Several teams this season have been lauded for playing with fluidity and creativity. Take Everton or Tottenham, for example. Perennially pragmatic Everton have enjoyed plaudits from every direction this season for their style of play, while Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham side are finally beginning to look to observers like a team of genuine quality once more. One team who have arguably not received the praise they deserve this season, though, is West Bromwich Albion. Sitting sixth in the league with 14 …
Everton v West Brom: Can The Baggies Stop Baines?

Everton v West Brom: Can The Baggies Stop Baines?

Saturday’s match sees Everton travel to West Brom in search of a club record. Avoid defeat and Everton create a new club record for unbeaten Premier League games; the convincing win at Villa Park tied the previous best (11). David Moyes’ men are in fine form with three defeats in 26 and just one defeat in ten on the road. To extend their good form, however, Everton will need to overcome an in-form West Brom side. With their opening day …
Roy's West Brom | Pragmatic & Direct

Roy's West Brom | Pragmatic & Direct

When Chris Waddle offered West Brom his sympathy on live TV yesterday I shouted obscenities at the screen and told him to never patronise us again.  If you’re reading this Chris, forgive my overreaction, we’d just let in a second late decisive goal within a week and I was understandably irate. Credit to Roy Hodgson though that I was as irate as I was. Thanks to him my expectations in the team have increased; the mental goalposts have been moved. …