Albion’s Premier League Season Comparison – 27 games

Published on: Author: Jon Want

A three-nil result may not seem like a game that was decided on fine margins, but if J-Rod had put that golden chance away early on, it could have been a very different game.

Albion were on top at that point, and remained that way until Hazard scored. As we know, goals change games and Chelsea grew in confidence after taking the lead and it’s no secret that they have better players than Albion. I still think 3-0 was a bit harsh on Albion, but it will not be that result that determines what division the Baggies are in next season.

Many fans seem resigned to relegation, but I still retain a modicum of hope that they can find four wins from the next six.

In the Great Escape season, match 27 saw the Baggies drop more points at home to one of their relegation rivals thanks to a 0-0 draw with Southampton at the Hawthorns leaving them four points from safety at the bottom of the table.

After that match the table stood as follows:

Premier League Relegation Battle – 22nd February 2005
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
17. Crystal Palace 76 5 7 15 30 45 -15 22
18. Southampton 27 3 11 13 28 43 -15 20
19. Norwich City 27 3 11 13 26 52 -26 20
20. West Brom 27 2 12 13 23 49 -26 18

 
Here are the full season by season comparisons.

Home Away Season End
Pld W D L F A Pts Posn* W D L F A Pts W D L F A Pts Posn Pts
2002/2003 27 5 6 16 20 41 21 18th 3 4 6 11 17 13 2 2 10 9 24 8 19th 26
2004/2005 27 2 12 13 23 49 18 20th 2 7 5 11 21 13 0 5 8 12 28 5 17th 34
2005/2006 27 7 5 15 24 40 26 17th 6 1 7 19 17 19 1 4 8 5 23 7 19th 30
2008/2009 27 6 4 17 24 51 22 20th 5 2 6 18 24 17 1 2 11 6 27 5 20th 32
2010/2011 27 7 7 13 35 52 28 17th 5 5 4 22 23 20 2 2 9 13 29 8 11th 47
2011/2012 27 10 5 12 34 35 35 9th 4 2 8 14 16 14 6 3 4 20 19 21 10th 47
2012/2013 27 12 4 11 38 36 40 7th 8 2 4 21 13 26 4 2 7 17 23 14 8th 49
2013/2014 27 4 13 10 31 39 25 16th 3 7 4 16 16 16 1 6 6 15 23 9 17th 36
2014/2015 27 7 9 11 25 34 30 13th 5 3 6 17 19 18 2 6 5 8 15 12 13th 44
2015/2016 27 9 8 10 27 34 35 13th 5 4 5 18 20 19 4 4 5 9 14 16 14th 43
2016/2017 27 11 7 9 36 34 40 8th 8 2 4 24 17 26 3 5 5 12 17 14 10th 45
2017/2018 27 3 11 13 21 40 20 20th 2 7 4 14 18 13 1 4 9 7 22 7

 

Comparison of Equivalent Fixtures^
Pld W D L F A Pts
2016/2017 27 8 6 13 31 43 30
2016/2017 Results Chelsea (A) L 0-1
Sunderland (H) W 2-0

 

Results

2002/2003 19/02/2003 Fulham (A) L 0-3
2004/2005 22/02/2005 Southampton (H) D 0-0
2005/2006 26/02/2006 Middlesbrough (H) L 0-2
2008/2009 28/02/2009 Everton (A) L 0-2
2010/2011 20/02/2011 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) D 1-1 Vela
2011/2012 03/03/2012 Chelsea (H) W 1-0 McAuley
2012/2013 23/02/2013 Sunderland (H) W 2-1 Lukaku (2, 1 pen)
2013/2014 22/02/2014 Fulham (H) D 1-1 Vydra
2014/2015 28/02/2015 Southampton (H) W 1-0 Berahino
2015/2016 27/02/2016 Crystal Palace (H) W 3-2 Gardner, Dawson, Berahino
2016/2017 04/03/2017 Crystal Palace (H) L 0-2
2017/2018 12/02/2018 Chelsea (A) L 0-3

 

Next Matches

2002/2003 23/02/2003 West Ham United (H) L 1-2 Dichio
2004/2005 06/03/2005 Birmingham City (H) W 2-0 Clement, Campbell
2005/2006 04/03/2006 Chelsea (H) L 1-2 Kanu
2008/2009 03/03/2009 Arsenal (H) L 1-3 Brunt
2010/2011 28/02/2011 Stoke City (A) D 1-1 Vela
2011/2012 11/03/2012 Manchester United (A) L 0-2
2012/2013 02/03/2013 Chelsea (A) L 0-1
2013/2014 08/03/2014 Manchester United (H) L 0-3
2014/2015 03/03/2015 Aston Villa (A) L 1-2 Berahino
2015/2016 01/03/2016 Leicester City (A) D 2-2 Rondón, Gardner
2016/2017 11/03/2017 Everton (A) L 0-3
2017/2018 24/02/2018 Huddersfield Town (H)

* Positions are recorded as Albion’s position in the Premier League table after all fixtures for that day have been completed.
^ Fixtures against promoted clubs are compared against fixtures against the relegated clubs from last season with the club finishing 1st in the Championship compared against the club finishing 18th in the Premier League, 2nd compared with 19th and the play-off winners compared against the club who finished bottom.