'Just the start', 'Better than Barnes' - Many WBA fans blown away by stats of key man v Burnley
West Brom disappointingly cruised to a goalless draw against Burnley in the Premier League on Monday evening.
Slaven Bilic made a number of drastic changes to his Baggies side after the international break, handing out three debuts.
Karlan Grant, Branislav Ivanovic and Conor Gallagher all caught the eye after being drafted into the side at the Hawthorns.
The Baggies shared a picture on their Twitter account including the stats of Gallagher, who replaced the influential Romaine Sawyers.
It was an impressive performance from the Chelsea loanee, who gave the Albion more attacking impetus alongside Jake Livermore.
✨ 𝗚𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗔𝗚𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝟭𝟴 ✨
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) October 20, 2020
Gallagher also completed 92.3% of his passes, made four tackles and made 55 touches as he did more than enough to keep his spot next time out.
Sawyers has received a lot of criticism at the beginning of this Premier League campaign, with many believing he has been caught out at this level.
We expect the 20-year-old to keep his spot for the trip to Brighton next week, and it would be no surprise if no changes were made at all.
How did the Baggies fans react to Gallagher?
Many West Brom fans were blown away by his performance in the Burnley game, claiming he was the best player on the park by a mile.
The majority also pointed out that he brings much more to the midfield compared to Sawyers, who is often far too deep or static in and out of possession.
West Brom News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
Defo start him over sawyers
— Luke Bennett (@lukebennett6947) October 20, 2020
11.2KM Jesus, some shift from him that 👏🏼
— Reece (@reexew) October 20, 2020
This is just the start. His performances will improve Little by Little #wba
— Kieran Unitt (@kieran_unitt) October 20, 2020
Great to have someone mobile in the middle for a change. 🙏
— DOOD (@DoodWBA) October 20, 2020
In other West Brom news, Slaven Bilic delighted after taking risk on player v Burnley