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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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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. Dec 17 - 3:32 PM

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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.
Dec 12 - 11:48 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
Nov 29 - 9:55 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.
Nov 9 - 11:26 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
Oct 25 - 12:20 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.
Oct 20 - 4:58 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.
Oct 4 - 12:23 PM

West Bromwich Albion are making their move in the table after their second consecutive win comes easy for them, a 4-0 win over Burnley, with Saido Berahino scoring his second brace of the season.

What a turnaround for the Baggies in the past week as heading into last weekend's clash with Spurs, they had just one point in the league and had not scored for three consecutive matches. Now they find themselves currently 10th in the table and Berahino suddenly has scored a brace in two of West Brom's first three home games. Expectations for Berahino and others going forward in fantasy should be somewhat tempered, Burnley were horrible today. However, their recent display at least puts some of their better players in the conversation for weekly games where they have a plus matchup.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 28 - 12:59 PM

First Gareth McAuley and then Saido Berahino scored in the late going on Wednesday to see West Bromwich Albion past Hull City in Capital One Cup action.

The Baggies have gone from strength to strength after beating Tottenham at the weekend with Joleon Lescott coming back from injury they saw Gareth McAuley return to the starting line-up and score a goal as they advanced in the League Cup. Brown Ideye scored his first goal for the club early but Tom Ince and Robbie Brady scored to put Hull City in front early in the second half. Rapid fire goals from McAuley (87) and Berahino (88) saw the Baggies to victory.
Sep 24 - 7:20 PM

Saido Berahino's brace was not enough to earn new West Brom boss Alan Irvine a debut victory in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Sunderland at the Hawthorns.

Berahino was West Brom's top scorer last season but didn't always find himself as first choice, often used from the bench. The young striker got the start against Sunderland and scored twice after the Baggies went behind, from the penalty spot and with a volleyed finish to put his side ahead. His goals weren't enough to secure the three points though, as the Black Cats grabbed a late equaliser.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 16 - 1:09 PM

Saido Berahino's goal was enough to win West Bromwich Albion a valuable three points to separate them from the relegation zone.

Berahino scored early in the game and West Brom were able to keep their 1-0 lead until the end. The win takes West Brom five points ahead of the relegation zone with just two matches left in the season, making relegation almost impossible. West Ham suffered yet another loss but are six points ahead of the relegation zone and also very likely to stay up. The two teams have to improve drastically if they wish to improve upon their standings next season as both squads are very limited on talent.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 26 - 12:00 PM

Saido Berahino was perhaps a surprise penalty kick taker, but his spot kick gave West Brom a narrow 1-0 win over visiting Newcastle United.

Tim Krul had fouled substitute Matej Vydra, and Berahino made no mistake from the spot. West Brom were desperate for a win after a bad run of form and they just did enough against ten-man Newcastle United.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 1 - 12:04 PM

The West Brom man has had trouble getting a start for goal-shy West Brom this season but he put himself back in the headlines with a brace in a 3-0 U21 win over Finland.

Perhaps lost in the controversy over Berahino dedicating a goal to his deceased father and being suspended for it is the fact that he may be West Brom's most talented forward. Despite his evident talent, he has struggled to get minutes in a West Brom side that is scoring just a shade over one goal per match. He is the team's joint leading scorer (tied with McAuley, Sessegnon, and Amalfitano at 2 each) but despite this, he has only two starts to his name in eleven matches. As the Baggies' other forwards continue not to score and Berahino continues to mature, he is well worth monitoring for a spot in fantasy line-ups when West Brom have a favorable match-up.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 10:22:00 AM

West Bromwich Albion earned their first win of their past four matches, cruising to a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, thanks to a game-winning goal from Saido Berahino.

Keep an eye on this 20 year old, who appears to be making a case for more playing time. In close to 1250 combined minutes of pitch time between Anelka, Anichebe and Long, the trio of more established strikers have a grand total of ZERO goals. Steve Clarke is desperate to find a striker who he can depend on. Fantasy managers looking for a diamond in the rough may be disappointed at Berahino's current 8.72m price tag however.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 01:20:00 PM

West Brom did just enough to beat Manchester United with a second half goal from Saido Berahino.

The other goal scorer for West Brom was Morgan Amalfitano while Wayne Rooney scored for Manchester United. This is a great win for West Brom as they've separated themselves from the relegation zone after a tough start to the season. Manchester United are now down to 12th place with only seven points from six games and could be even lower at the end of the weekend. David Moyes is certainly on the hot seat as he's far from reaching expectations.
Source: SkySports
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 12:12:00 PM