Tony Pulis’ men have been impressive in recent Premier League matches and it has sent them to the top six in the current EPL table, though Manchester United are yet to play Everton.
West Brom’s last two home games have seen them score seven goals. A happy captain Darren Fletcher reckons that the team’s recent successes are due to the attacking style of the team.
“Getting James Morrison and Chris Brunt back from injury is almost like having two new signings and Nacer Chadli has come in too. We’re getting the ball in the box, getting more people in the box and attacking a lot more and a lot better,” Fletcher said.
“We were unfortunate before the last international break when we dropped a few points that I thought we should have held on to win.
“Before the Leicester game, we looked at the table and we were fourth from bottom and had been sucked right back in because we played last, but we have responded to that and made that the benchmark,” the captain added.
Pulis would have been very happy after goals from Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt in the first half game against Watford. Pulis was involved in a legal tussle with his former club Crystal Palace, forcing his finances and reputation to take a hit. The Welshman was ordered to pay his former club £3.7 million by a Premier League arbitration panel backed by a High Court judge. The victory is a much-desired one for Pulis after a tough battle all week.
Christian Kabasele pulled one back for Watford in the 61st minute but Matt Phillips ensured a strong victory for West Brom.
Fletcher added that the target was first getting to 40 points to ensure that the season was safe. So far, West Brom have garnered 20 points from 14 games are set to retain their top flight status this term.