West Bromwich Albion did well to stay up last season. They’re consistently in the bottom half of the table and sooner or later they will get relegated; And it could well be this season. They’ve strengthened their squad, but I still cannot find an argument for them to survive.
Key Player: Joleon Lescott. One of the best centre-backs in the league just a few years ago, but become a bench-sitter at Manchester City. If he can string a run of games together and re-find some form, he could be huge for The Baggies.
Chris Baird – Free transfer (Burnley)
Craig Gardner – Free transfer (Sunderland)
Joleon Lescott – Free transfer (Manchester City)
Brown Ideye – £10million (Dynamo Kiev)
Sebastien Pocognoli – Undisclosed (Hannover 96)
Andre Wisdom – Loan (Liverpool)
Billy Jones – Free transfer (Sunderland)
Steven Reid – Free transfer (Burnley)
Liam Ridgewell – Free transfer (Portland Timbers)
Markus Rosenberg – Undisclosed (Malmo FF)
George Thorne – Undisclosed (Derby County)
Last season’s Premier League finish: 17th
Predicted League Finish: 18th
I just cannot see West Brom avoiding the drop this year. Their squad is looking fairly weak, and I’m not sure Alan Irvine will make it past Christmas as manager. They managed to survive by the skin of their teeth last time, but I simply cannot pick three worse teams.