West Brom v West Ham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 29th April 2016 11:49

Saido Berahino: West Brom forward hoping to leave

West Ham have lost only two of their last 11 league games at West Brom going into Saturday’s latest Premier League clash at The Hawthorns.

Team news

West Brom pair Ben Foster and Saido Berahino missed Monday’s 1-1 draw at Tottenham with ankle injuries, but Tony Pulis is hopeful they will be fit to face the Hammers.

James Morrison has returned to training after a hamstring injury but is unlikely to feature, while Chris Brunt is sidelined until next season with a knee injury. Youngsters Jonathan Leko and Tyler Roberts have been training with the first team squad and could play a part.

West Ham have a fully-fit squad available after a 10-day break since their 3-1 win over Watford last time out.

Andy Carroll is set to start up front again after scoring six goals in his last six games.

Opta stats

  • Seven of the last 10 Premier League meetings between West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United have ended in a draw.
  • West Ham have lost just two of their last 11 league away trips to West Brom (W5 D4 L2).
  • 14 of the 18 Premier League goals that Saido Berahino has scored since the start of last season have come at the Hawthorns (78%).
  • West Brom have crafted a league-low 169 goalscoring attempts from open play this season.
  • WBA have played 21.8% of their passes long in the Premier League this season; a higher proportion than any other side.
  • Andy Carroll has scored six goals in his last six competitive appearances for West Ham.
  • Over half of Andy Carroll’s 23 Premier League goals for the Hammers have been scored with his head (12 – 52%).
  • Dimitri Payet has created 102 goalscoring chances for West Ham this season; more than twice as many as any other West Ham player.
  • Payet (102) has created 75 more chances for his team-mates than Darren Fletcher (27), who is West Brom’s most creative player this season in the Premier League.
  • West Ham United have seen a league-high nine opposition players sent off in the Premier League this season.


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