West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion

Player News - West Bromwich Albion

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West Brom defeated Manchester United 0-1 at Old Trafford through a Jonal Olsson goal.

The return of van Persie wasn't enough for Manchester as they couldn't find the back of the net against West Brom. Jonas Olsson's second half goal secured three very important points for the Baggies as they looked solid throughout the entire match and were able to hold off United late. The Red Devils had a 26-6 shot advantage including a 9-3 shot on target advantage, but they failed to make West Brom pay with some poor finishing and a great performance from goalkeeper Boaz Myhill. The Baggies are now seven points in front of the relegation zone and can relax a bit for the remainder of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
May 2 - 2:29 PM

Boaz Myhill produced a second consecutive strong outing as the Baggies blanked Liverpool in a nil-nil Week 34 draw.

Without the benefits of the points associated with a win in the Yahoo format, Boaz Myhill almost matched his total from the previous week's shut out win over Crystal Palace. Myhill kept a clean sheet that included five saves as he put up 17 points in the Yahoo format. With Manchester United looming, Myhill is a risk for sure in Week 35 but the Red Devils haven't been clicking going forward and the Baggies seem to have recaptured that Tony Pulis mojo. Write Myhill off for Week 35 at your own peril.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 30 - 7:02 PM

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.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 30 - 6:56 PM

Gareth McAuley took a star turn as West Brom notched their second consecutive clean sheet as they stifled Liverpool's attack in Week 34.

It's no wonder that Liverpool failed to score what with Gareth McAuley blocking 5 shots by himself. He also helped prevent some additional shots from happening in the first place as he intercepted four passes. Throw in the clean sheet points and there aren't many formats where he wasn't a stud in Week 34. With Manchester United struggling, it isn't insane to think that West Brom and McAuley are solid bets to score big again.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 30 - 6:51 PM

Boaz Myhill and West Brom surprised Liverpool at the Hawthorns as the keeper made five saves and kept a clean sheet in the nil-nil draw.

Apparently Tony Pulis got his message across. After three miserable weeks in a row, the Baggies have responded with two consecutive clean sheets over teams ahead of them in the table. Last weekend it was a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. This week Boaz Myhill recorded five saves and kept a clean sheet as neither team was able to find the back of the net at Anfield. Neither side were particularly impressive but there were a lot of clean sheet points to go around.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 25 - 12:22 PM

Craig Dawson limped off against Crystal Palace last weekend but has been declared fit for the Week 34 visit of Liverpool.

What to make of West Brom after three disastrous outings in a row followed by a surprise win/clean sheet at Selhurst Park? What to make of Liverpool after they have capitulated against good teams but generally dispatched the also-rans of the Premier League in the second half of the season? Craig Dawson should start at the heart of the West Brom defense but gauging his value this weekend will be tough. Managers in salary cap formats should avoid the West Brom defense and those in unique ownership formats should at least be wary of them and limit exposure to the risk presented by such uncertainty.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 24 - 10:44 AM

Andre Wisdom has seen some playing time recently but that trend will not continue in Week 34 as he is ineligible to face parent club Liverpool due to the terms of his loan.

Andre Wisdom has deputized in the West Brom starting eleven in recent weeks due to injuries and suspensions to the regular starting group. With Craig Dawson not at full health, Wisdom would have had at least a chance of starting again but he will have to wait until next weekend given the terms of his loan agreement. West Brom and Liverpool have both been unpredictable in recent weeks so guessing at an outcome and valuing West Brom defenders for fantasy purposes isn't an easy task. There are certainly better options available than hoping that the Baggies don't revert to the group that allowed 10 goals over three matches before last weekend.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 24 - 10:40 AM

Craig Dawson missed out on clean sheet points in some formats after coming out injured in West Brom's Week 33 win after 71 minutes.

Craig Dawson just barely qualified for clean sheet points in some formats and just missed out in others after completing 70 minutes but not 75 of West Brom's 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. The Baggies' defender was down injured for almost two minutes before heading to the sidelines and being replaced by Andre Wisdom. Dawson's knee injury is currently being assessed. Check back in later in the week for more news on where it stands.
Apr 21 - 10:41 PM

It isn't going to happen often so it seems worth noting that Craig Gardner continues his strong season with a goal in a second consecutive match.

Quick quiz, which midfielder has scored the most fantasy points (Yahoo format) this season? Juan Mata, Yaya Toure, Oscar, Steven Gerrard, Morgan Schneiderlin or Craig Gardner. OK, trick question, the answer is Oscar but of that group Gardner is second and only seven points behind Chelsea's Brazilian creator for the season. That group is definitely part of a third tier of fantasy midfielders (Hazard and Cazorla are their own tier and then there's a group with guys like Silva, Eriksen, Sterling, Downing, Sigurdsson, Fabregas and Coutinho). The fact that Gardner is in a group that comes just after names like those is somewhat shocking but worth knowing for unique ownership formats heading into next season.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 21 - 10:24 PM

15, -8, -9, 18 - those are Boaz Myhill's Yahoo fantasy totals over the past four match weeks. Regardless of format it has been feast or famine and Week 33 was another feast.

Myhill has seen it all since replacing Ben Foster as a starter. He made enough saves for a huge day in a loss to City in Week 30. Weeks 31 and 32 were both disasters where he was deep in the negative points. Week 33 say Myhill and West Brom rebound with a clean sheet win on the road at Crystal Palace that featured four saves to boot. Hard to know what to expect from Myhill and the Baggies the rest of the way but it's a safe bet it will be interesting. Liverpool is next and their unpredictability combined with that of West Brom is going to make for some interesting decisions.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 21 - 10:06 PM

James Morrison scored two minutes into West Brom's Week 33 match-up with Crystal Palace and the Baggies didn't look back as they won 2-0 at Selhurst Park.

No one saw this coming. Crystal Palace had been red hot for weeks while West Brom had been struggling mightily for the past three weeks. Throw in that Palace were at home and it looked like an easy home win. James Morrison flipped the script within two minutes as he scored from a Chris Brunt corner. Morrison was entirely unmarked in the middle of the penalty area. Craig Gardner sealed the victory in the 53rd minute with a blast from 25 plus yards out and West Brom soaked up Palace's huge possession advantage for the 2-0 win.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 18 - 12:16 PM

Brown Ideye continues to suffer from a lingering knee injury and will be assessed ahead of Week 33's trip to Selhurst Park.

West Brom have been terrible for three matches running and Tony Pulis will look to any and all options as he looks to rebound against the club he saved from relegation a season ago. Pulis played Ideye last weekend in the loss to Leicester City but any and all positions in the starting line-up have to be considered up for grabs based on recent poor performance. With Ideye still not fully fit his might be the first position under scrutiny.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 17 - 11:44 AM

Callum McManaman has been passed fit for action as West Brom travel to Selhurst Park in Week 33 Premier League action.

McManaman hasn't contributed much since his arrival from Wigan in January having missed significant time due to injuries. He has now recovered from a foot injury that seemed to drag on and on and is fit for action. It seems unlikely that he will be thrust right back into the starting line-up but with West Brom playing poorly, anything is possible as Tony Pulis looks to shake things up. Still, fantasy managers should view McManaman as a tertiary option at best.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 17 - 11:04 AM

Boaz Myhill looked like he might be a great bargain but for the second consecutive week he put up a significant negative point total (Yahoo format).

West Brom's fall from grace over the past three weeks has been precipitous. Perhaps the biggest victim of the Baggies' fall has been Boaz Myhill. He stood on his head and made 13 saves in the loss to Manchester City in Week 30 but since then there have been fewer saves but the losses and goals against numbers have looked just as ugly. The two losses have been good for -8 and -9 totals in the Yahoo format and ugly numbers regardless of format. The arrival of in-form Crystal Palace in Week 33 doesn't offer much hope of a turn-around so don't get sucked in by Myhill's low price.
Source: Yahoo.com
Apr 16 - 11:20 AM

Darren Fletcher scored his first Premier League goal for West Brom but the Baggies couldn't hold off Leicester City who scored in stoppage time to win 3-2 at the Hawthorns.

It isn't like a Tony Pulis team to concede ten goals over three matches but that's what West Brom have done starting in Week 30 and ending with today's loss to Leicester City. Losing to Manchester City, especially down a man, isn't a big shock but conceding 7 goals over two matches to relegation-threatened QPR and Leicester City is a shock. The absence of Ben Foster surely plays some part but even a Foster-less Albion should be able to grind out results against the also-rans of the league. Fantasy managers should be wary of West Brom players until further notice given the club's serious dip in form.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 11 - 12:15 PM



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