After two seasons of playing in the First Division, West Brom is back in the Premier League. Last season, Slaven Bilic’s teachers and students held a great advantage at the top of the table, but gradually ran out of breath at the end. It must be said that West Brom was fortunate to have a direct promotion when direct competitor Brentford shot himself in the leg.
Ignoring the excitement of his return to the Premier League, West Brom promises to face a difficult season. This rookie is underestimated in terms of strength, inferior to two other recruits, Leeds United and Fulham.
The Hawthorns team only brought in 5 poorly known recruits including Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira or Callum Robinson. In the hands of coach Bilic there are not too many outstanding stars. Their most notable player is captain Jack Livermore or striker Charlie Austin, who has played a lot in the Premier League. Obviously, with this roster, it is too difficult for West Brom to make it happen.
However, Sheffield United last season was also underestimated, but they have surprised the whole tournament, an experienced West Brom with the madness of Slaven Bilic can still hope for miracles. The Croatian coach has had time to impress West Ham, so it will not take time to help West Brom integrate into a harsh tournament like the Premier League.
Coming back to this match, having to host Leicester to outperform in all aspects, a defeat on the first day of returning to the Premier League is still very easy to happen to West Brom. In the last season, together, West Brom lost 1-4 when playing Leicester. Broadly speaking, two teams have played 4 seasons together in the Premier League and West Brom have lost all four times to the Fox even though 3/4 matches have scored. This is really an unhappy parameter for this rookie on his return to the peak of English football. Even coach Slaven Bilic, while leading West Ham, was very afraid of Leicester when he did not win, drew 1 and lost 4 encounters. In it, he lost 1-2 and 2-3 when receiving the Foxes in the Premier League.
On the Leicester side, they broke up with left-back Ben Chiwell, but a replacement has yet to be found. Meanwhile, they have just successfully recruited right-back Timothy Castagne from Atalanta. Overall, coach Brendan Rodgers still owns the framework that made it a success last season. The remaining problem is that he needs to help the team regain their fighting momentum after having suffered a lot of decline during the football comeback after the COVID epidemic. At the beginning of last season, Leicester played away very well, but as the season ended, they played very badly. From the beginning of 2020, the Fox won only 2, drew 3 and lost 6 away matches. In the Premier League last season, they won 7, drew 4 and lost 8 matches. However, they won 2-1 at Sheffield United, 4-1 at Aston Villa and lost 0-1 at Norwich. General,