After entering March sat in 4th place, The Baggies were looking good, however a poor run of form backed the board into a tough position, and Head Coach Darren Moore was relieved of his duties. They maintained 4th spot until the end of the season but lost out in the play-offs.
It was a tale of two statistics, scoring 87, bettered only by Champions Norwich City with 93; they kept just 9 clean sheets, letting in 62, the joint highest of the top 12 clubs.
With Slaven Bilic in charge for the new campaign, and will have to do without 22-goal Jay Rodriguez, as well as Salomon Rondon, Dwight Gayle and Harvey Barnes.
West Bromwich Albion Opening Fixtures
Fate has fallen kindly to the Baggies, as they encounter one of the easier starts to the season, kicking off away to nearby Nottingham Forest, before their first home game against Millwall. Awat games at Luton and Derby County have home ties against Reading and Blackburn flanked between them.
West Bromwich Albion Penalty Takers
WBA were also fortunate from the spot last season, being handed 9 penalties, with departing forward Jay Rodriguez scoring 8, with just 1 not hitting the target.
West Bromwich Albion EFL Fantasy Picks
As noted, goals were not an issue last term, however without their attacking threat, all eyes will be on new signing Kenneth Zohore, but who only managed 9 goals in Cardiff’s promotion season of 17/18. Elsewhere, winger Matt Philips served up 5 goals and 6 assists, and left back Keiran Gibbs produced 4 each of goals and assists.
West Bromwich Albion Predicted Lineup
4-2-3-1: Johnstone; Furlong, Hegazy, Bartley, Gibbs; Livermore, Brunt; Phillips, Krovinovic, Robson-Kanu, Zohore