Terry Wills looks ahead to Albion’s forthcoming weekend.
With the international break over it’s back to Greed League action, starting with the visit of the one remaining unbeaten side, Tottenham Hotspur, who are playing attractive, positive football and appear to be serious title contenders.
It’ll be a difficult game for sure and much will depend what players Tony Pulis has available. As always, goalscoring is a major concern but in saying that if James McClean could duplicate his International showing to supplement Salomon Rondon and Nacer Chandli’s contribution then who knows?
Chadli could prove a major influence particularly if he’s determined to prove Spurs made a major error by allowing him to swop White Hart Lane for the Hawthorns. On the other other hand they do have a host of international class players and must be confident of extending their current unbeaten run.
This is the first of four on paper nightmare games, being followed by Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City
Can Tony Pulis’s battling Baggies upset the apple cart and spring a surprise, or even two?
Our defensive qualities are such that Albion are capable of shutting up shop to spring a surprise result against the odds. Will this be one? I’d dearly love to see a win but in truth the attacking options of Spurs even without the injured Harry Kane have to make them favourites.
A forecast that I hope is way off beam – Spurs too win but even one point would,for me be a bonus. And that’s a true glass half full scenario.