West Brom once again had to settle for a draw against Brighton on Monday evening in the Premier League.

New Baggies signing Karlan Grant scored his first goal for the club at the AMEX Stadium to rescue a point, although it arguably should have been more.

It leaves the Albion still looking for their first win of the season, although with Grant leading the line, it shouldn’t be far away.

Looking at Grant’s performance, his efficiency could be vital.

The 23-year-old wasn’t involved much against Brighton, but the sign of a good striker is being able to take one chance when it comes along.

According to WyScout, the forward only managed three touches in the opposing penalty area – two of them coming during his goal in the final 10 minutes.


It was a great touch and finish into the roof of the goal, a chance which had an expected goal total of only 0.28, meaning there was just over a one in four chance of finding the net.

Looking at the stats, it would have been a very frustrating evening for Grant up until that moment, with the striker not even managing a single progressive run.

West Brom have been missing that killer instinct in the final third for some time now.

Charlie Austin and Hal Robson-Kanu lack that pace to get into these sort of positions that Grant can as he did against Brighton.

Callum Robinson does have that speed, but the Irish international is more of a winger and can be let down by his positioning and instinct in those vital areas.

Grant has filled a massive hole in the final third for the Baggies, and this goal will be the first of many if he continues at this rate.

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