West Bromwich Albion’s best rated players of the season so far according to the statistics

The Baggies currently sit third in the Championship table but who has been their standout player so far?

West Bromwich Albion’s season so far has come in threes.

We’re just over a third of the way through the campaign, they sit third in the table and have three losses to their name.

Had you offered fans the chance to be in the position they currently find themselves in pre-season, most would have taken it.

And although there have been some rough performances here and there, Valerien Ismael has got the team in touching distance of the automatic promotion places - it’s hard to argue against that.

But there have been disappointing displays, both collectively as a group and personally among certain players and this has led to Ismael tinkering with the side now and then.

Conor Townsend is the only player within the ranks that has started every single league game this season and in fairness his class has showed throughout.

Aside from Townsend though, it’s a tough one to call when it comes to who else has been a standout performer so far.

However, according to FotMob - a website that produces detailed statistics for football teams around the world, there is a player that ranks higher than the left-wing-back in terms of rating. In fact, he leads the way as the Baggies top performer by quite a way.

Alex Mowatt of West Bromwich Albion celebrates victory following the Sky Bet Championship match between Peterborough United and West Bromwich Albion

Alex Mowatt.

In the 12 games Mowatt has played this year, he has picked up an average rating of 7.69/10. That’s the fifth highest rating in the entire league.

The ratings aren’t down to guess work either, they take into account over 100 statistics from Opta which in turn result in an overall player rating following the full-time whistle. One of those particular stats is accurate passes performed per match - another column that Mowatt finds himself on the top of with an average of 25.8.

So in short, he’s been really bloody good.

The aforementioned Townsend who has been easy on the eye this year ranks second in the Baggies squad with an average rating of 7.39 & central defender Kyle Bartley completes the top three with 7.32.

Striker Jordan Hugill currently sits bottom of the performance charts with a rough looking 6.20 across his 13 appearances. A rating not helped by him topping the ‘big chances missed’ chart. Hugill is down as having six big chances in games so far this campaign and yet he has only managed to find the net once.

A quick look at some of the other statistics see’s Karlan Grant pretty much dominating across the board.

West Brom’s top scorer has the best minutes per goal (157), the most shots on target per match (1.2), the most big chances created (7) and has won possession in the final third (13) more than any other player in the team showing just how key he has been to the success to date.

If you want to check out more of the statistics in full, you can check out the West Brom page on FotMob here - you might find some even bigger surprises from the campaign so far.

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