West Brom’s 10 best performing players in the Championship - with no Karlan Grant

We take a look at who West Bromwich Albion’s 10 best performing players are in the Championship so far this season.

West Bromwich Albion will be hoping to get back to winning ways when the Championship returns on October 1.

The Baggies are without a win in their last five league games leaving them 21st in the table, one place above the relegation zone on goal difference.

Steve Bruce’s side have won just one of their 10 opening league games, drawing seven and losing twice.

Despite their poor league position Albion are the fourth highest-scoring team in the division, netting 15 times.

The Baggies drew 1-1 with Norwich City in their last outing, their fourth draw in five games.

Albion will welcome Swansea City to the Hawthorns on Saturday and will be looking to secure their second win of the season.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the 10 best performing Baggies players in the Championship, according to SofaScore.

10 - Semi Ajayi - 6.71

The centre-back started all of Albion’s first seven league games, but suffered a knee and ankle injury against Wigan Athletic. He helped the club keep one clean sheet during that time, while averaging 2.3 clearances per game.

9 - Darnell Furlong - 6.89

The full-back scored his first goal of the campaign in the Baggies’ 5-2 win over Hull City and has created two big chances so far.

8 - Erik Pieters - 6.90

The experienced defender has made two appearances for the club since his free transfer on September 13. He has won 100% of his ground duels and provides cover for left-back and centre-back if needed.

7 - Conor Townsend - 6.94

The 29-year-old has started all of Albion’s 10 league games so far. He is averaging 1.7 clearances per game and 1.5 tackles per game.

Conor Townsend of West Bromwich Albion is challenged by Jaden Philogene-Bidace of Cardiff City during the Sky Bet Championship between West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City

6 - Okay Yokuslu - 7.04

The Turkish international has maintained an 80% pass accuracy over his eight appearances this season, while making on average 1.9 tackles per game.

5 - Grady Diangana - 7.04

The winger has featured in all of the Baggies’ 10 league games, scoring once and assisting his teammates on three occasions. He is averaging 1.5 shots per game and has created 4 key passes so far.

4 - Jed Wallace - 7.10

The 28-year-old is the club’s joint-top scorer in the Championship this campaign, netting three times. He has also provided one assist and is averaging 2.4 shots per game.

3 - Dara O-Shea - 7.14

The versatile defender scored Albion’s goal against Norwich last time out and has made on average 2.1 clearances per game, while making the same number of interceptions per game.

2 - Brandon Thomas-Asante - 7.17

The 23-year-old has been a breath of fresh air since his arrival from Salford City, scoring twice in three appearances, and is averaging 2.0 shots per game.

1 - John Swift - 7.22

The summer signing tops the list after two goals and the same number of assists for the Baggies in their opening 10 league games. He has created 4 big chances so far, while having an 81% pass accuracy during this time.