West Brom were one of just 4 Barclays Premier League outfits to make a profit in their transfer window activities. The cynics amongst you might point out that they had slight advantage in that they didn’t actually buy anyone. Well there’s no rule against that.
Steve Clarke took the opportunity to move on a number of players, two for undisclosed fees. two on loan and he clawed back £1.5m on the sale of Chris Wood to Leicester City.
Tottenham, after having been quite ambitiously linked with half of the western world if you believed even a teeny fraction of the garbage churned out by the popular press (who of course are utterly oblivious to the fact their market share is shrinking by the day) only made two signings. Lewis Holtby and Ezekiel Fryers.
West Brom’s form is not good. There is little way of dressing it up as good. The Baggies have only secured 4 points from a possible 18 in their last 6 games and there may be a school of thought that today, a point wouldn’t be the worst outcome.
Tottenham’s last 3 games have been hard earned draws. And there may be a school of thought that today, a point could be an indication that their season had somewhat run out of impetus.
West Bromwich Albion squad: Foster, Myhill, Daniels, Reid, Jones, Olsson, McAuley, Tamas, Popov, Ridgewell, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Yacob, Brunt, Morrison, Thomas, Long, Lukaku, Fortune, Rosenberg, El Ghanassy, Nabi.
Tottenham Hotspur squad: Lloris, Friedel, Walker, Naughton, Dawson, Gallas, Vertonghen, Caulker, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Livermore, Dempsey, Parker, Dembele, Huddlestone, Holtby, Bentley, Bale, Defoe, Kane.