Norwich City v West Brom team news & stats

Date published: Friday 23rd October 2015 1:07

Lewis Grabban: Could feature for Norwich City against West Brom

Lewis Grabban: Could feature for Norwich City against West Brom

West Brom will hope to extend their good recent run at Carrow Road when they face Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Team news

Gary Hooper and Lewis Grabban could be in contention for Norwich having stepped up their rehabilitation following ankle injuries, but Youssouf Mulumbu will not be involved against his former club despite returning from a broken metatarsal for the Canaries’ Under-21 side in midweek.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has hinted that Stephane Sessegnon will start at Carrow Road after his impressive performance as a substitute against Sunderland last weekend. James Morrison remains a doubt for the Baggies with an ankle injury.

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  • Norwich City have won just three of their last nine league games against West Brom, although they have come in the last five meetings.
  • At Carrow Road, the hosts have lost four of their last five league clashes with West Brom (W1).
  • However, the Baggies have netted just one goal in total in their last three Premier League games against the Canaries.
  • This will be the two sides’ second clash in just over a month, following Norwich’s Capital One Cup 3-0 win on September 23.
  • Norwich have conceded more goals than any other side in the Premier League this season (20) and are one of just three clubs yet to keep a clean sheet (alongside Sunderland and Leicester).
  • West Brom have kept a league-high 15 clean sheets in the Premier League since Tony Pulis’ first game in charge of them on January 10, 2015.
  • WBA have kept five clean sheets in their last eight Premier League games, but in the other three games during this run they’ve conceded eight goals.
  • Sebastian Bassong has made more clearances than any other player in the Premier League this season (85), with 60 of these being made with his head (another league-high).
  • Saido Berahino has scored just four goals in 22 away appearances in the Premier League since the start of last season, compared to 13 goals in 23 home appearances.
  • These two sides have won the fewest fouls in the Premier League so far in 2015-16 – Norwich (69) and West Brom (83).

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