Matheus Pereira, Grady Diangana, Kyle Edwards, Kamil Grosicki, Callum Robinson and Matt Phillips (RW/LW)

Wow, Albion really had an embarrassment of riches in terms of wingers this season didn’t they?

There is no question that Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana were the two of the best wingers in the Championship during the 2019/20 campaign. Pereira scored eight goals and assisted an astonishing 20 more; Diangana, meanwhile scored eight and set up eight. This is particularly impressive given that he was injured from December until March.

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Phillips was also a key player during the first half of the season. His powerful performances against Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield and Blackburn made it clear why he was given a two-year contract extension in late August.

However, in a similar demise to that of Robson-Kanu, Phillips really struggled for form and rarely made an impact post-Christmas in Bilic’s new favoured 4-3-3 system.

This allowed January signings Robinson and Grosicki to stake a claim in the XI, with both making significant contributions in their short time at the Hawthorns.

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In particular, Robinson was a worthy replacement for the injured Diangana. Incidentally, it was the two wingers who combined for both of Albion’s goals against QPR which ultimately sealed the Baggies’ return to the Premier League.

Edwards also had his moments. He scored clever goals against Forest and Swansea and should have scored the winner late against Leeds in the 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns. Like Harper, Edwards would benefit from a loan move next season.

Ratings: Edwards 6/10, Phillips 6/10, Grosicki 7/10, Robinson 7.5/10, Diangana 8.5/10, Pereira 9/10


Chris Brunt & Gareth Barry (CDM)

No Albion fan will need reminding of the painful fact that Chris Brunt’s time at West Bromwich Albion has now come to end.

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This hard truth was reflected in his game time this season; he made just seven league appearances, all coming from the bench. His influence cannot be understated though, with Bilic hailing ‘Mr Albion’s’ crucial role behind the scenes this season.

Assessing Barry’s season would essentially be performance reviews in the FA cup matches against Charlton, West Ham and Newcastle, so there really is no point. Similar to Brunt, he made essentially no league contribution (three appearances, 89 minutes in total).

He did perform well against West Ham and there is every chance his experience made all the difference in a nervy dressing room come the end of the season.

Ratings: Brunt 7/10, Barry 5/10