Fresh from their well-deserved victory over Chelsea last weekend, Burnley hosted West Bromwich Albion at a blustery Turf Moor in one of the oldest fixtures in the football calendar.
Burnley v West Bromwich Albion
Burnley will be looking to continue their impressive start to the season on Saturday as they host West Brom. The Clarets pulled off a remarkable victory against champions Chelsea in their opening fixture whilst the Baggies squeezed past Bournemouth 1-0.
A tale of two styles was present on the opening day of the new Premier League season at the Hawthorns, where Bournemouth failed to make the most of their dominant possession against a predictably solid West Brom side.
Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion commence their Premier League campaigns on Saturday at The Hawthorns, in what can be expected to pan out as a fierce encounter between two teams keen to get points on the board in early August.
Yesterday it was announced that Gary Megson has returned to the Hawthorns after a 13 year absence, albeit in the reduced capacity of assistant manager.
With 6 points separating Southampton in 8th and Watford in 17th after the completion of the 2016/17 Premier League season, the 2017/18 season looks to continue in this compact fashion. The 6-point gap was the closest in the Premier League since the turn of the new millennium, yet surprisingly the previous season saw a considerable 21-point gap between these positions with Liverpool in 8th and Sunderland in 17th respectively.
Sunday (July 2nd) saw West Brom’s first foray into the transfer market, signing Jay Rodriguez on a four-year contract from Southampton for a reported £12 million fee.