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Saido Berahino | Forward

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/4/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 181

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Saido Berahino's early goal was enough to secure a vital victory over Champions League hopefuls Southampton.
This was another big step towards Premier League survival for the Baggies as Saido Berahino's strike proved enough to beat Southampton. Berahino scored after just 71 seconds at The Hawthorns when he fired home from Maya Yoshida's clearance and the home side held on to take the three points. Graziano Pelle squandered Southampton's best chance when he failed to tap in Ryan Bertrand's excellent low cross. West Brom move up to 13th, eight points clear of the drop zone and it appears Tony Pulis has worked his magic once again. The Saints have now won just one of their last four league matches and remain in 5th, two points behind 4th placed Arsenal who have a game in hand. Feb 28 - 12:39 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Saido Berahino will be assessed ahead of West Brom's Week 27 match with Southampton at the Hawthorns.

Berahino, the Baggies' leading scorer, seems like a reasonable bet to play. The injury doesn't sound too serious and Tony Pulis will want his best players available to try to pick up at least a point from a Saints team in dire need of a rebound victory. If you need to make a bet on whether Berahino will play or not, I'd say he will. If you don't have to put yourself into that situation, you're probably better off looking elsewhere for a forward.
Feb 27 - 12:17 PM

West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace has reiterated his stance that Saido Berahino is not for sale during the January window.

With Tony Pulis on hand to ensure that the Baggies stay up, it would seem counterproductive to sell the club's leading scorer in January, especially when the player has very little leverage. With a contract running through the 2016-17 season, the Baggies can certainly push the decision to sell until the summer when they are safe from relegation and Tony Pulis has more time to identify potential replacements.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 23 - 12:05 PM

Saido Berahino couldn't match the form from his previous two Premier League appearances vs Everton on Monday night.

Berahino looked sharp early on, but couldn't get anything going as Everton dominated for most of the game, holding nearly 70 percent of the possession. Berahino was pulled in the 69th minute and West Brom finished with just five total shots - zero on target. Berahino will look to get back on the scoresheet vs Tottenham (at home) on January 31.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 19 - 5:42 PM

Saido Berahino is available for the Monday night trip to Goodison Park despite a scheduled drunk driving hearing during the day on Monday.

The Baggies' leading scorer came under scrutiny for his drunk driving charge earlier in the season and a hearing related to that charge will be held on Monday. Berahino will have time to attend that hearing and still travel to Liverpool for the match against Roberto Martinez's struggling Everton side. Whether Tony Pulis decides to start Berahino given the circumstances is another question but the player will be eligible to play.
Jan 16 - 9:48 AM

Saido Berahino scored the lone goal on Saturday to give West Brom a 1-0 win over Hull City at The Hawthorns.

After opening the season with seven goals in the first nine games, Berahino fell into a ten-game goalless drought. However, since January 1 the young forward has looked magnificent, notching has six goals in his last three matches (two PL goals). Amidst speculation that manager Tony Pulis could let him go for a good chunk of change, Berahino is once again proving to be the best thing going for WBA this season, making a sale more unlikely by the game. The 21-year-old England International is currently tied for fifth in the league with nine goals. West Brom travel to Everton next week while Hull hope to rebound on the road vs West Ham.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 10 - 1:11 PM

Tony Pulis will be suitably impressed with Saido Berahino after the 21-year-old scored four goals in West Brom's FA Cup destruction of Gateshead on Saturday.

Sadio Berahino has given Tony Pulis and West Brom management something to think about as they contemplate any offers that may come in for their top scorer. Berahino scored four goals in Pulis' first match in charge as the Baggies romped over Vanarama Conference club Gateshead 7-0 on Saturday. Given the gulf in talent between the two clubs, it isn't clear that the performance will mean much if a huge offer comes in for a player that is almost certain to leave in the near future.
Jan 5 - 11:00 AM

West Bromwich Albion have opened the door to the sale of Saido Berahino this month and have halted negotiations over a new deal for the time being.

Technical Director Terry Burton insists that it will take more than £20 million to sell the 21-year-old striker - "He is worth what some club would pay for him. If a club want a player bad enough and they are top quality players and if they have the finances the try and do that. Tony is a totally realistic football manager. He will do and work whatever way is best for the football club. He tries to win football matches and if he needs to sell somebody to do something else he will sell them. He will do whatever is best to get results for the club and that could involve any aspect of the policy. Whatever he wants we will work our hardest to make happen. Tony is in total charge."
Source: Daily Mail
Jan 3 - 3:28 PM

It appears that Alan Irvine may have changed Saido Berahino's role to "late-match change of pace" after dropping the forward from the starting line-up for two consecutive weeks.

West Brom isn't enough of an attacking force that you'd think they could afford to rotate their leading goal-scorer on a regular basis but that is what Alan Irvine has done over Week 15 and Week 16. After starting Berahino consistently from Week 1 through Week 14, Irvine decided to try a different approach with a player who hadn't scored since the end of October. While bringing Berahino on late didn't directly create a goal, it certainly changed up the attacking mix and a goal and a win did come within a few minutes of the player being introduced. Fantasy managers should be aware that the arrangement could continue which would have an impact on Berahino's opportunity to collect phantom points over the course of an entire match.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Saido Berahino, West Brom's leading scorer this season, didn't start against Hull City but is likely to return to the line-up against Aston Villa.

West Brom need all the goals they can get in their starting line-up so it seems unlikely that Alan Irvine will choose to rest Saido Berahino again with a seemingly winnable home date against Aston Villa. The big question is whether he will shift his midfield alignment and revert Youssuf Mulumbu to the bench and have Berahino partner Victor Anichebe in a 4-4-2 or whether Berahino will replace Anichebe in a more conservative 4-5-1.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Saido Berahino has hit a scoring funk and West Bromwich Albion were unable to come away with any points at home today, losing 0-1 to Arsenal.

After scoring at least once in four straight matches, the young Berahino has now come up empty in four straight, though he came close to equalizing the contest in the final 10 minutes when he clanked a header off the crossbar. Berahino has been a breath of fresh air for West Brom and has singe-handedly at times been responsible for gaining points in the table, but he is still young and it is asking him a lot to play the lone advanced role. It also needs to be considered regarding his fantasy appeal that while it is a bonus that he takes penalties, the ones he has scored do not carry as much weight in projecting future returns as does scoring from open play. With the rest of the league still to play, the Baggies may find themselves dangerously close to the relegation zone by gameweek's end.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 09:55:00 AM

Saido Berahino comes up dry for West Brom for the second consecutive game.

Berahino opened the season with a two-goal performance vs Sunderland, then went on a four game goalless streak before banging in five goals over the next four matches after that. His current two game scoreless drought shouldn't be much to worry about, but with games coming up against Chelsea and Arsenal it could be another couple weeks before he gets back on the scoresheet.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 11:26:00 AM

West Brom came out with another 2-2 draw this week, this time coming from behind against Crystal Palace.

Last week, West Brom finished 2-2 against Manchester United, letting the Red Devils come from behind twice. This week, it was West Brom that pulled off a comeback in late fashion, coming back from 0-2 to end in another 2-2 draw. Victor Anichebe scored the first for the Baggies and red hot Saido Berahino scored from the spot in added time to tie it all up. West Brom now find themselves in 12th spot with 10 points, but they are only three points clear from the relegation zone. They have lots of work left to do.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 12:20:00 PM

Saido Berahino continued his torrid start to the Premier League season as his sixth goal of the season as West Brom led twice and came away with a draw against Manchester United.

The England youth international has been staking his claim for bigger things in the near future with his goals for Alan Irvine's squad. West Brom can consider themselves unlucky not to get all three points after leading until the 87th minute. Stephane Sessegnon opened the scoring on a flowing attacking move that saw Angel Di Maria and Luke Shaw out of position on the left allowing Andre Wisdom acres of space to cross or Sessegnon. After a Marouane Fellaini equalizer, Berahino caught Rafael playing too deep and beat the central defense for a one-on-one against David De Gea that he converted. Daley Blind kept the Baggies from a win with a late goal but Albion will be feeling the better of the two about the result.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 04:58:00 PM

West Brom's streak of three wins over the course of the past week in all competitions was halted at Anfield 2-1.

West Brom were game to give the home team a tough match through much of the first half but conceding a pretty goal as the half ended seemed to take the steam out of their effort. They got an undeserved goal through a foul just outside the box that was ruled a penalty in the 51st minute. Saido Berahino converted but Liverpool answered quickly with a Jordan Henderson strike. Berahino did draw into a tie with Leonardo Ulloa for second on the Premier League goals this season with his fifth.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 12:23:00 PM