West Brom have been lacking in a number of areas this season but an intriguing statistic shows they are among the best of the rest in retrieving points.
It has been an extremely disappointing season on the whole for Albion fans with the side sitting second-bottom of the Premier League with a paltry 11 points at the halfway stage.
However the Baggies battled to a brilliant 3-2 comeback victory in the Black Country Derby at Molineux on January 16 to put Wolves to the sword before putting in a spirited display in a 2-1 defeat to West Ham on Tuesday.
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This means they collected three points and that contributes to a stat that puts them amongst the best of the rest in the Premier League.
West Brom have picked up six points from losing positions this season which sits them behind only high-flying Leicester City by Twitter account ‘TheOther14‘ which ranks clubs outside of the traditional ‘big six’ of Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United.
Two of the other three points accrued from losing positions by Big Sam’s side came from shock 1-1 draws at Liverpool and Manchester City while the other was gained away to Brighton on October 26.
What does this all mean?
Well, this stat won’t give them any extra points in the Premier League but it does show that there is no cause to panic when Albion concede first and indicates a level of desire and never-say-die attitude.
In contrast Sheffield United and Fulham, the two sides West Brom are sandwiched between in the Premier League relegation zone, have picked up only a single point each after going a goal behind.
Wolves are the only other side in the bottom half of the division that can match West Brom’s total of six and with their spending power are not a team that should be in danger of the drop anyway.
Five of the six points Albion have picked up from losing positions have come after mid-December which shows there is now a desire that was not present at the start of the season.
Big Sam was left embarrassed by heavy defeats against Aston Villa, Leeds United and Arsenal but stats like these can offer him some hope and encouragement fo the rest of the campaign.
With the arrival of Robert Snodgrass earlier in the transfer window and his Molineux performance West Brom have added a bit more quality to go along with their determination and these traits give them a fighting chance of dragging themselves out of their current Premier League plight.
In other West Brom news, see our predicted XI for Albion’s upcoming clash with Manchester City.