Liverpool boss Klopp eyes to leapfrog Chelsea and move to Premier League summit

Jurgen Klopp will bid to guide Liverpool to the top of the Premier League once more when the Reds host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday. But it is tight at the summit and any one of four teams could arguably be sitting looking down on their title rivals come the conclusion of weekend games. For […]

Chelsea boss “hates” diving… so what will he do with Ramires?

Chelsea were moments away from deservedly losing to West Brom at home this afternoon, meaning Jose Mourinho would lose his impressive home record with the blues, until Ramires dived deep in to injury time and was awarded a penalty. Just last month, Mourinho was very critical of players who dived. “I have told the players […]

STATS: Fellaini’s passes for Everton vs Yacob’s tackles for West Brom

Everton vs West Brom, Saturday 15:00 – Only a stunning header from Norwich new boy Ricky van Wolfswinkel denied Everton all three points at Carrow Road last weekend. Roberto Martinez will be expecting more ruthlessness at the back this week but must have been impressed by the all-round performance of the effervescent Ross Barkley, who […]

STATS: Lukaku’s shooting accuracy for West Brom vs Rio’s tackling for Manchester United

West Brom v Manchester United 16:00   – A fine season for the most part is in danger of ending on something of a low for West Brom as they fell to a heavy 4-0 defeat at the hands of Norwich. They will be looking to end their season on a high in what will […]

STATS: Snodgrass’ crosses for Norwich vs McAuley’s interceptions for West Brom

Norwich v West Brom, 15:00   – Norwich lost 2-1 to Aston Villa in their last league game, with Grant Holt converting a penalty won by Robert Snodgrass.   – Snodgrass again looked Norwich’s most dangerous player, delivering 9 crosses against Villa, the most by a single player in the last round of games. That […]

STATS: McAuley’s defensive contributions for West Brom vs Kone’s shooting for Wigan

West Brom v Wigan, 15:00    – West Brom saw off Southampton last weekend with a 0-3 victory with proved to be a dramatic affair with three players sent off.    – Gareth McAuley will have an incredibly important role this weekend, structuring a defence against a Wigan side who will be battling for their […]

STATS: Yoshida’s interceptions for Southampton vs Morrison’s passing for West Brom

Southampton v West Brom, 15:00   – A disciplined defensive performance was enough to see Southampton to an important point in a 0-0 draw with Swansea last time out.   – Defender Maya Yoshida has maintained his excellent standards for reading the game in recent weeks as the season draws to a close. The Japanese […]

STATS: Lukaku’s attempts on goal for West Brom vs Gouffran’s shooting for Newcastle

West Brom v Newcastle, 15:00   – West Brom left themselves a mountain to climb after falling 2-0 behind in their last Premier League outing with Arsenal. Despite James Morrison tucking a penalty away in the second half, it was not enough for Steve Clarke’s side to take anything away from the game.   – […]

In-depth player stats: Everton vs West Brom

Everton v West Brom, 19:45   Everton come into the game against West Brom on the back of successive nil nil draws against Southampton and Swansea, and you can get an industry best price of 16/1 with 888sport.com on this fixture being another nil nil draw   Phil Jagielka remains the key to Everton’s excellent […]

STATS: Reading vs West Brom

Reading v West Brom, Saturday 15:00   – Reading’s troubled season continued with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham on new year’s day their last Premier League outing, with Pavel Pogrebnyak scoring their only goal. However, they were able to reverse that scoreline in the FA Cup, knocking out previous giant killers Crawley with […]

In-depth player stats: Manchester United vs West Brom

Man Utd v West Brom           15:00   Manchester United played out one of the most entertaining games of the Boxing Day season after winning against Newcastle in a sensational 4-3 encounter.   Goals from league joint top goal scorer Robin van Persie, Patrice Evra, Jonny Evans and a characteristic late winner from Chicarito Hernandez saw […]

Yacob’s defensive contributions for West Brom vs Holt’s shot to goal ratio for Norwich

West Brom v Norwich           15:00   – West Brom played out a goalless draw with West Ham last time out, neither side creating enough to make a dent on the scoreline. James Morrison looked to be the Baggies’ brightest hope of grabbing all three points, as he was twice denied by the woodwork.   – […]

Arsenal vs West Brom – Walcott’s speed vs Lukaku’s shooting accuracy

Arsenal v West Brom – 15:00   – More pressure was piled on Arsene Wenger as his Arsenal side slumped to yet another league defeat, this time 0-2 at home to Swansea. Arsenal will be to regain some of their usual zip and fluidity this weekend against the Baggies.   – Confidence breeds more confidence […]

STATS: Yacob’s top tackling for West Brom vs efficient Jerome at Stoke

West Brom vs. Stoke City (15:00)   West Brom’s excellent run of four straight wins came to an end on Wednesday, with the Baggies falling to defeat against battling Swansea.  The home side remain a force to be reckoned with though, and are level on points with third-placed Chelsea:   –          Romelu Lukaku scored again […]

STATS: Dyer’s accurate shooting for Swansea vs Gera’s hard work for West Brom

Swansea City vs. West Brom (19:45)   Swansea will be pleased with the ways things are going so far, and seem to have avoided the ‘second season syndrome’ that has plagued so many before them.  With West Brom’s fans expecting the visitors to continue their strong form, the Swans may be able to use this […]

Sunderland don’t need a new manager…

Malcolm Dawson writes….: There are times when I question the logic of spending good money going to football. Yes there are times when the team puts in a performance that lifts the heart, when a close game or a dramatic fightback creates a tension that gets the pulse racing, when a back to the wall […]

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