West Brom continued their shocking form from the Premier League into the FA Cup this weekend, losing against League One Blackpool.
The Baggies came from behind twice against the Tangerines but eventually lost on penalties at Bloomfield Road.
Sam Allardyce made plenty of changes to his side, but still had plenty of experience on the pitch to get the job done, or so he thought.
The usual likes of Matheus Pereira disappointed massively, and he was shown up by the rarely-seen Kamil Grosicki.
Grosicki has had little-to-no chances this season, but he was superb against Blackpool as he looked to prove himself at the Hawthorns.
The 32-year-old scored his penalty, delivered an assist, and was a constant thorn in the side of the Seasiders’ defence.
According to WyScout, Grosicki had nine touches in the opposing box, as well as completing five progressive runs as he looked to push his side forward.
Grosicki was often isolated in the final third. Looking at this example, the winger looked to be positive and push forward, and he won his side the equalising penalty and bursting into this space.
West Brom are crying out for new attacking options, and it is clear why. Grosicki is the man they need out-wide, as he is the only player pushing forward in the image above.
Defensively, he was also solid – making six interceptions, which could prove he can play in the more negative system in the Premier League if called upon.
After being the only positive in this embarrassing defeat, Grosicki must certainly be guaranteed a start against Wolves this weekend in the Premier League.
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