We compare West Bromwich Albion’s current positon with their standing at the same stage last season.
After their 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the weekend, West Bromwich Albion sit 8th in the Premier League table with 43 points after 29 games.
At this stage last season, the Baggies had also just caused an upset at the Hawthorns, this time over Louis van Gaal managed Manchester United. Tony Pulis' side were enjoying a good spell of form with wins over Everton and Crystal Palace, as well as a point away to title chasing Leicester City.
These results saw West Brom on 39 points sitting in 11th place, either side of underachieving sides Chelsea and Everton. However, Albion wouldn’t pick up another win all season with their only points coming in draws against Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth and Liverpool. This underwhelming run-in saw the Baggies slump to a 14th place finish.
Tellingly, Albion are currently on the same amount of points that they collected in their entire 2015/6 campaign and have already scored five more goals (39).
Pulis will be aiming to avoid a repeat of last season's dire run-in. If he does so, West Brom should secure a top half finish and break the club's record Premier League points tally set in the 2012/3 season (49).