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Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 176

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Victor Anichebe scored from a corner to put West Brom ahead 1-0 at St. James' Park but the Baggies couldn't make it hold up as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Victor Anichebe started the match as a lone attacker with West Brom content to play a conservative line-up featuring four center backs and two holding midfielders. The tactic paid off in the first half as they absorbed Newcastle's pressure and stole a goal from Victor Anichebe against the run of play. The second half wasn't as kind with Ayoze Perez scoring a pretty goal through traffic to even the affair. There were chances both way to win the match but none found their way through and the match ended 1-1. May 9 - 12:53 PM

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Victor Anichebe returned as a halftime substitute and scored in the 58th minute but it wasn't nearly enough as Tony Pulis' men dropped a 4-1 decision to QPR.

For the second straight match West Brom finished the contest down a man. In Week 30 it was Gareth McAuley/Craig Dawson to blame and the red card was critical to the outcome of the match as it let Manchester City batter the Baggies for the entire match. This time around, it was second half substitute Mulumbu who was sent off and it happened in the 84th minute. At that point it was already 3-1 to QPR and only a cosmetic Joey Barton goal followed. Pulis will be happy to have Anichebe back but there wasn't much else to like about this performance.
Source: espnfc
Apr 4 - 1:06 PM

Victor Anichebe, still struggling with a groin issue, might be fit enough for the bench but is highly unlikely to start for Tony Pulis against Southampton.

Anichebe continues to be one of the more fragile players in the Premier League despite a robust physical frame. Anichebe will, in all likelihood, miss out again in Week 27 and seems unlikely to be ready to make anything more than a cameo appearance in Week 28. Fantasy managers should avoid making anything approaching a long term investment in him and, at this point, even a week-long purchase seems risky given the frequency of his injuries.
Feb 27 - 12:25 PM

Victor Anichebe continues to be plagued by injuries as the West Brom front man will miss Week 26 with a groin injury.

Anichebe's health has consistently been inconsistent. Plagued for his entire career by significant but not catastrophic injuries, he has yet to string together enough healthy days to give anyone hope that he can be relied on. With Brown Ideye and Saido Berahino both in relatively good form, Anichebe might not have started if he were healthy but his absence could certainly cause Tony Pulis some headaches if one of his starters were to go down injured.
Feb 20 - 3:40 PM

Victor Anichebe went off early against Burnley in Week 24 and it appears that Week 25 will come too quickly for him to recover.

Tony Pulis likes his battering ram forwards but he will have to do without his preferred option in that role against Swansea as Victor Anichebe will likely be out with a groin injury. Anichebe's absence likely means that one or both of Saido Berahino and Brown Ideye will start in the attack for the Baggies. Ideye, in particular, will be confident after scoring the equalizer to earn the Baggies a point against the Clarets on Saturday.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 10 - 9:02 AM

Victor Anichebe scored the first two goals of the match and the Baggies held on to win 2-1 over local rivals Birmingham City in the fourth round of the FA Cup

Tony Pulis continues to prove that he is a magic man as West Brom continued their unbeaten run of four matches since Pulis assumed control of the Midlands club. Anichebe was exceptional with two goals and the Baggies held on as Birmingham City tried to conjure some FA Cup mystique but it was not to be as West Brom advanced in what is now a weak field with Chelsea, Manchester City, Southampton and Spurs all going out in Round Four with Arsenal still to play and Manchester United forced into a replay against Cambridge United.
Jan 24 - 12:11 PM

Victor Anichebe returned to the starting line-up for West Brom's FA Cup match with Gateshead and scored a goal among the Baggies' seven in the process.

Tony Pulis tends to like big, bruising forwards and will be happy to see Victor Anichebe return to the starting line-up after yet another spell out injured. Saido Berahino was the star of the show with four goals but with Berahino potentially leaving in January it may be down to Anichebe and Stephane Sessegnon to lead the line for Baggies in the second half of the season.
Jan 5 - 11:02 AM

Victor Anichebe was supposed to be close to returning from a groin injury for Week 17 but here we are at Week 18 and he has yet to return to training meaning he will miss Week 18 for sure and likely Week 19 two days later.

Anichebe has been an effective foil for West Brom's less physical attackers - Stephane Sessegnon and Saido Berahino - when he has been available this season. The problem is that he hasn't been available nearly as often as Alan Irvine would like. With Ideye Brown struggling and seeming for all the world like the transfer bust that many predicted he would be this summer, Anichebe is Albion's only real option as a target forward. Hopefully he will be ready by New Year's Day but it is certainly no guarantee.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 10:41:00 AM

It was only Victor Anichebe's second start since Week 2 but he looked lively over ninety minutes despite his team losing 2-1.

Anichebe has only started four times for the Baggies this season due to injuries and forever-shifting attacking line-ups as Alan Irvine searches for the right combination. Anichebe didn't waste his opportunity to produce for the rare fantasy manager who took a chance on him. He produced three shots on target and won three corners while compiling 11 points in the Yahoo scoring system. His status as a starter deserves monitoring in deeper formats.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 03:10:00 PM

Victor Anichebe has struggled for form and fitness at West Brom but came through with the opener for the Baggies as they came back to draw 2-2 with Palace.

The ascent of Saido Berahino has meant that players like Ideye Brown and Victor Anichebe have had fewer opportunities than they might have been expecting at the beginning of the season. Anichebe made the most of his opportunity against Crystal Palace with a headed goal early in the second half as well as earning the penalty that allowed Berahino to tie the score from the penalty spot late on. Whether Anichebe continues to get opportunities remains to be seen but he at least put his best foot forward in pursuit of that outcome.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Victor Anichebe's status for this Saturday's match with Everton is unclear as his hernia injury is still being assessed.

Everton have let in a lot of goals (10 in 3 matches) but Victor Anichebe is probably not the way to get in on Everton's shaky defense as his participation is uncertain due to his injury. Also uncertain is how Anichebe fits into the line-up when both he and Ideye Brown are healthy. Since the two being healthy and fit at the same time has yet to happen in the league, we'll have to see what Alan Irvine decides to do. Most likely Anichebe will be Brown's deputy.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Mixed team news ahead of Tuesday’s Capital One Cup match as Alan Irvine has included James Morrison and Christian Gamboa in the squad to face Oxford United with Victor Anichebe and Sebastien Pocognoli missing out.

Encouraging updates from the Baggies manager as James Morrison has returned quicker than expected following his summer surgery to address a knee problem while new signing Christian Gamboa will get a chance to improve his match-fitness although a return to the Premier League won’t be likely until after the international break. However West Brom forward Victor Anichebe (groin) and Sebastien Pocognoli (thigh) are not fit after the duo suffered respective muscular problems during the draw with Southampton. The club are hopeful the pair will be available to travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday to face Garry Monk’s Swansea City side.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Victor Anichebe has been struggling with a hamstring injury but seems to be 50/50 or better to be ready for West Brom's Week 33 match at Norwich City

Victor Anichebe has split his time evenly this season between not playing at all, starting and coming off the bench in his first season at West Brom. The first half of his season was a bit of a disaster and then he missed six weeks between early December and mid-January but since the 1-1 draw with Liverpool where he secured a point for the home side he has scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in four starts and three substitute appearances. His presence against Norwich would be a significant boost to the Baggies' hopes of picking up ground in the relegation battle.
Source: @Physioroom
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 04:01:00 PM

West Brom striker Victor Anichebe saved the day on Tuesday with his 87th minute equalizer against Chelsea.

For the second time in the last two matches Anichebe has been subbed on in the second half to help his team earn a point against a top-class opponent. On February 2 he came on for the last 27 minutes against Liverpool and scored a goal to help secure a 1-1 draw at home. On Tuesday his performance was just as spectacular. West Brom are still barely hovering above Sunderland and the relegation zone at the moment, but with a positive result and an upcoming fixture against Fulham at home, things are looking up.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 12:43:00 AM

Victor Anichebe made his first goal for West Bromwich Albion a memorable one, coming on as a substitute in the second half and promptly scoring the goal that would level the match with Liverpool in an exciting 1-1 contest.

With Nicolas Anelka out injured and Shane Long off to Hull City, the seldom used Anichebe got a rare crack at some pitch time and made the most of it. WIth Liverpool in possession deep in their own territory, Kolo Toure made a wayward pass that Anichebe was able to intercept easily and finished strong in the bottom left corner of the net. The defense played admirably, especially given a first half injury to Jonas Olsson that saw him forced into an early exit. Zoltan Gera was also solid in attack, seemingly at the center of every chance for the Baggies with the exception of the Anichebe goal.
Sun, Feb 2, 2014 10:32:00 AM