Photo: Lambert & Chester look focused in West Brom training ahead of big season

West Brom The Hawthorns

The summer signings were hard at work during practice with the Baggies.

West Brom's summer signings Rickie Lambert and James Chester were pictured in training on Wednesday evening, looking focused and working hard ahead of the new Premier League season.

Indeed, the Baggies open their league campaign on Monday night against Manchester City - far from the easiest of openers for any top-flight team.

But West Brom will have home advantage, which is always crucial for a Tony Pulis side. Could there be a shock at the Hawthorns if the Midlands side are at their most effective and organised?

There will be a lot of emphasis on Lambert and Chester, of course, and not just on Monday night. Striker Lambert joined from Liverpool recently for a £3 million fee, valuation as reported by the Daily Mail, and scored twice on his debut within hours of signing.

Chester, meanwhile, collected a whopping £8 million, according to BBC Sport, a valuation that will no doubt put pressure on the West Brom signing to deliver ahead of the new campaign. It's a good thing they've been training hard, then, as the duo face a big season at the Hawthorns this term.

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