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2016–17 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

The 2016–17 season was West Bromwich Albion's seventh consecutive season in the Premier League and their 139th year in existence.[1] This season West Bromwich Albion participated in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.

West Bromwich Albion F.C.
2016–17 season
OwnerGuochuan Lai
Head CoachTony Pulis
StadiumThe Hawthorns
Premier League10th
FA CupThird round
(knocked out by Derby County)
League CupSecond round
(knocked out by Northampton Town)
Top goalscorerLeague: Salomón Rondón (8)
All: Salomón Rondón (8)
Highest home attendance26,308
Lowest home attendance21,467
Average home league attendance23,876

The season covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, with competitive matches played between August and May.

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Prior to the start of the season, Sam Wallace of The Telegraph predicted that the team would finish in 16th and referred to the club's lack of pre-season transfer activity.[2] Phil McNulty, the BBC's chief football writer, expected head coach Tony Pulis to deliver stability and predicted a 14th-place finish for Albion.[3] The Guardian's prediction also had the club finishing in 14th.[4]

Ahead of the start of the season, Albion decorated their home ground, The Hawthorns, with images of contemporary and former players.[5]

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK   Ben Foster 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 0
13 GK   Boaz Myhill 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Defenders
2 DF   Allan Nyom 34 0 29+3 0 0 0 2 0
6 DF   Jonny Evans 31 2 30+1 2 0 0 0 0
11 DF   Chris Brunt 31 3 27+4 3 0 0 0 0
20 DF   Brendon Galloway 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
23 DF   Gareth McAuley 38 7 36 6 1 0 1 1
25 DF   Craig Dawson 39 4 37 4 1 0 1 0
49 DF   Kane Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
Midfielders
5 MF   Claudio Yacob 34 0 27+6 0 1 0 0 0
7 MF   James Morrison 33 5 17+14 5 1 0 1 0
8 MF   Jake Livermore 16 0 15+1 0 0 0 0 0
10 MF   Matt Phillips 29 5 26+1 4 1 1 1 0
14 MF   James McClean 36 2 13+21 1 1 0 1 1
22 MF   Nacer Chadli 32 5 27+4 5 0+1 0 0 0
24 MF   Darren Fletcher 40 2 37+1 2 1 0 0+1 0
47 MF   Sam Field 9 0 4+4 0 0 0 1 0
Forwards
4 FW   Hal Robson-Kanu 31 3 5+24 3 0+1 0 1 0
9 FW   Salomón Rondón 40 8 32+6 8 1 0 0+1 0
45 FW   Jonathan Leko 9 0 0+9 0 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
3 DF   Jonas Olsson 8 0 7 0 1 0 0 0
8 MF   Craig Gardner 9 0 2+7 0 0 0 0 0
17 FW   Rickie Lambert 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
18 FW   Saido Berahino 5 0 3+1 0 0 0 1 0

Last updated: 31 June 2017
Source: Competitions

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
6 July 2016 RW   Matt Phillips Queens Park Rangers £5,500,000 [6][7]
29 August 2016 LW   Nacer Chadli Tottenham Hotspur £13,000,000 [8][9]
31 August 2016 RB   Allan Nyom Watford £4,000,000 [10][11]
31 August 2016 LW   Hal Robson-Kanu Reading Free transfer [12]
20 January 2017 DM   Jake Livermore Hull City Undisclosed [13]

Transfers outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 CF   Victor Anichebe Sunderland Released [14][a]
1 July 2016 GK   Anders Lindegaard Preston North End Mutual consent [16][b]
1 July 2016 CM   Samir Nabi Delhi Dynamos Released [18][c]
1 July 2016 SS   Stéphane Sessègnon Montpellier Released [14][d]
2 July 2016 CB   Josh Ezewele Yeovil Town Free transfer [21]
12 August 2016 CB   James Chester Aston Villa £8,000,000 [22][23]
30 August 2016 RB   Cristian Gamboa Celtic £1,000,000 [24][25]
31 August 2016 CF   Rickie Lambert Cardiff City Undisclosed [26]
20 January 2017 CF   Saido Berahino Stoke City Undisclosed [27]
31 January 2017 AM   Joe Ward Carlisle United Released [28]
23 March 2017 CB   Jonas Olsson Djurgårdens IF Mutual consent [29]
  1. ^ Following Anichebe's release, he signed for Sunderland.[15]
  2. ^ Following Lindegaard's depauture, he signed for Preston North End.[17]
  3. ^ Following Nabi's release, he signed for Delhi Dynamos.[19]
  4. ^ Following Sessègnon's release, he signed for Montpellier.[20]

Loans inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
22 August 2016 LB   Brendan Galloway Everton End of Season [30]
31 January 2017 CB   Marc Wilson AFC Bournemouth End of Season [31]

Loans outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
1 July 2016 CB   Callam Jones Accrington Stanley 1 January 2017 [32]
8 July 2016 CB   Shaun Donnellan Stevenage 1 January 2017 [33]
28 July 2016 CF   Tyler Roberts Oxford United 3 January 2017 [34]
28 July 2016 GK   Ethan Ross Worcester City 3 January 2017 [35]
29 July 2016 CB   Kyle Howkins Mansfield Town 3 January 2017 [36]
1 August 2016 RW   Chay Scrivens Torquay United 3 January 2017 [37]
5 August 2016 CF   Tahvon Campbell Yeovil Town 3 January 2017 [38]
20 August 2016 AM   Joe Ward Torquay United 3 January 2017 [39]
31 August 2016 LB   Sébastien Pocognoli Brighton & Hove Albion End of Season [40]
31 August 2016 CF   Andre Wright Coventry City 9 January 2017 [41]
1 January 2017 RW   Callum McManaman Sheffield Wednesday End of Season [42]
11 January 2017 CM   Craig Gardner Birmingham City End of Season [43]
17 January 2017 CF   Tyler Roberts Shrewsbury Town End of Season [44]
17 January 2017 CF   Andre Wright Yeovil Town End of Season [45]
31 January 2017 CF   Tahvon Campbell Notts County End of Season [46]

CompetitionsEdit

OverviewEdit

Competition Record
P W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premier League 38 12 9 17 43 51 −8 031.58
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 000.00
League Cup 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 000.00
Total 40 12 10 18 46 55 −9 030.00

Last updated: 30 July 2017
Source: Competitions

Pre-season friendliesEdit

On 11 May 2016, West Bromwich Albion announced a friendly double-header in Devon with games coming against Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United.[47] A day later, on 12 May, the club announced a third pre-season friendly against Kidderminster Harriers, it will take place on 16 July.[48] On 22 June, West Brom announced that they have accepted an invitation to take part in the inaugural 2016 Fox Sports Cup.[49][50]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 41 48 −7 46
9 Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 55 67 −12 46
10 West Bromwich Albion 38 12 9 17 43 51 −8 45
11 West Ham United 38 12 9 17 47 64 −17 45
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 48 63 −15 44
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[51][52]

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 12 9 17 43 51  −8 45 9 2 8 27 22  +5 3 7 9 16 29  −13

Last updated: 21 May 2017.
Source: Premier League

Results by matchdayEdit

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GroundAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHHAHAA
ResultWLDLWDDDLLWWDWLWLLWWLWDWDWLLWDLLLLDLLL
Position381012899101315119968779888888888888888888910
Updated to match(es) played on 21 May 2017. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

FA CupEdit

EFL CupEdit

ReferencesEdit

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