2. Berahino knocking on the national side’s door
At the start of the season, the Baggies looked like a side who didn’t belong in the division. It looked as though it was going to be a long season for a side who didn’t invest heavily on the squad over the summer. Although they are currently only two points off the drop zone, they are starting to look a lot better now. And in Saido Berahino, they have the top scoring Englishman in the Premier League at the moment.
While that is not saying much, the fact that only Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa have scored more than the 21-year-old Englishman shows just how prolific he has been. In Berahino, the Baggies have a player who is not only a natural goal scorer, but is also someone who can create as well and has the pace to run in behind the defence. Against United, although he scored the goal, some of his link-up with Stéphane Sessègnon was just a joy to watch. With those two up front, the Baggies are unlikely to buy shy of goals and as long as they can keep their defence solid, they will have problems finishing mid-table.