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Chris Brunt | Midfielder

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 187

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Chris Brunt injured his hamstring against Port Vale in the League Cup in mid-week and had to be substituted. He remains a significant doubt for Saturday's match against Stoke City.
Brunt, probably still somewhat angry after James Morrison bullied his way into taking a penalty against Chelsea and subsequently missing it, may have to wait for a more satisfying league outing. His hamstring complaint seems likely to force him out of this week's trip to the Britannia to face Stoke City. Brunt's absence would open up an opportunity for another Baggies player (McManaman?) to take kicks and corners and even a penalty if one were to be awarded. Let's hope it isn't Morrison who gets that spot if the need arises. Aug 28 - 1:17 PM

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Chris Brunt went against type and produced big defending phantom points on his way to a fourth consecutive double digit fantasy point total in the Yahoo format.

West Brom have been up and down over the past six matches but Chris Brunt has been consistently registering double digit fantasy performances. Weeks 32 and 33 were highlighted with what we generally associate Brunt with, assists. Weeks 31 and 34 were unusual in that Brunt did most of his damage on the defensive side of the ball. In the Week 34 nil-nil draw with Liverpool, the attacking midfielder totaled six passes intercepted and four tackles won to go with two successful crosses. Unusual times but Tony Pulis generally gets all of his players playing on the defensive side of the ball.
Apr 30 - 6:56 PM

Chris Brunt has been suspended for the Week 30 trip to Manchester City for verbally abusing a match official last time out.

The Baggies will be without two suspended players as Brunt sits this one out for his verbal abuse and Claudio Yacob serves the final match of his suspension picked up against Aston Villa. The Brunt absence will certainly hurt more as Tony Pulis has a number of options available in the holding midfield role while "wide creator" isn't nearly as well-stocked at the Hawthorns.
Mar 20 - 1:31 PM

Alan Irvine made the same announcement last week and Brunt didn't feature but Irvine again announced that his skipper would be healthy for the visit of the defending champions on Boxing Day.

West Brom could have used Brunt last weekend when they couldn't hold a 2-0 lead against one of the few teams in the table below them. In Week 18 the test will be far tougher with Manchester City coming to the Hawthorns. Probably not a week to expect a great deal from Brunt given that he's likely to be at least a touch rusty and that's probably not where you want to be facing a clearly superior opponent.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Chris Brunt is back to full health for West Brom's critical trip to Loftus Road, expect him to start.

After two weeks out of the line-up with a hamstring injury, Chris Brunt returns to action for what will be an important match-up at the bottom of the table. West Brom have risen above the group at the very bottom of the table but things are still packed tightly enough that the Rs could draw even with the Baggies with a win. Alan Irvine will be happy to have his captain back for the occasion.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:55:00 AM

West Brom captain Chris Brunt is set to miss another match as his hamstring will not be ready in time for the Saturday visit from Aston Villa.

The Baggies have a number of options in midfield to make up for the absence of Chris Brunt with James Morrison, Graham Dorrans, and Stephane Sessegnon having played in front of Craig Gardner and Youssuf Mulumbu in the Week 15 nil-nil draw at the KC Stadium. With Brunt out, it seems likely that the midfield will remain unchanged unless Alan Irvine brings in Saido Berahino, who was on the bench vs. Hull City, for one of his midfielders.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Chris Brunt has been inconsistent in recent season but showed vintage form in Albion's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

There was a time when Chris Brunt was a strong fantasy option week in and week out producing assist, successful crosses, corners won, shots on target and even the occasional goal. It has been a couple of seasons since we've seen that sort of form from the West Brom winger but Week 9 saw him rekindle his form with an assist, three successful crosses and a surprising five tackles won in a strong all-around effort. It's probably too much to hope that this marks a return to his former ways on a consistent basis but it was fun to remember when he was a threat every week.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 05:15:00 PM

West Brom return from the international break remarkably healthy with Chris Brunt the only regular facing even a chance of missing out.

Brunt returned from international duty with a minor issue but Alan Irvine has indicated that there is a decent chance that he will recover in time for the Monday match with Manchester United. "Chris Brunt was the only one who came back with a problem but we're hopeful. He came back early and fortunately that gave us time to work with him." That's certainly not a guarantee so be cautious starting him in unique ownership formats unless you have someone else from the United vs. WBA match to sub in at the last minute as it is the last of the match week.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Chris Brunt has committed his future to Alan Irvine's club as he signed a three-year contract extension on improved terms at the Hawthorns today.

The creative midfielder has been in and out of the line-up due to fitness and form concerns but remains one of the Baggies' more talented players. Assuming he can stay healthy he will hope to be a more regular staple in the starting eleven for Alan Irvine this season.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 02:20:00 PM

With Liam Ridgewell getting a scan on his ankle, injured against Manchester City, West Brom manager, Pepe Mel, has insisted that Chris Brunt can fill that role against West Ham this weekend. "Brunt can do a really good job in this role and I’m certain that Ridgewell will not be available for the West Ham game."

Brunt looked to be a great fantasy asset this weekend, on kicks for a side playing at home with every reason to remain motivated. Shifting him to defence limits Brunt's appeal, though a case could still be made for his inclusion.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 10:20:00 PM

It's hard to imagine things getting worse at the Hawthorns but they have with the news that Chris Brunt will be out for a month as the Baggies struggle to stay up.

Pepe Mel's tenure has been a bit of a disaster so far between the Anelka drama and poor performances on the field threatening the club with relegation. Now comes word that Chris Brunt, who has been playing well in recent weeks, will be sidelined for approximately a month with a knee injury he picked up in the loss to Manchester United. The only potential bright spot is that Saido Berahino may get an extended run in Brunt's spot.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Pepe Mel continues his horrid start as manager of West Bromwich Albion, now having gone winless in seven contests after a 0-3 loss in front of the Baggies supporters.

Throw in the Nicolas Anelka debacle from earlier in the year, and there is very little positive to say about the Baggies right now as they continue to descend into the abyss of relegation. They are only a point above the drop zone as it stands now, but Sunderland is only a point behind with two games in hand. To add injury to insult, Chris Brunt, easily their most threatening player in recent weeks, went down in a heap after 70 minutes and had to come off. A trip to Liberty Stadium is up for next week.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 10:09:00 AM

West Brom have secured the services of midfielder Morgan Amalfitano on a season-long loan from Marseille with an option to make the deal permanent.

Marseille confirmed 28-year-old Amalfitano, who had been at the Ligue 1 club since 2011, made the switch to the Hawthorns in an early transfer deadline day move. Amalfitano has one international cap for France and has also played for Lorient and Sedan. He plays mainly on the right side of midfield and will add some much needed creativity to a side who have failed to find the net so far this season.
Source: Daily Mail
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 04:27:00 AM