This season West Bromwich Albion fans have been treated to some sparkling, attacking football and are currently sitting pretty at the top of the Championship.

Slaven Bilic has restored joy back into the Hawthorns after Albion experienced play-off heartbreak at the hand of local rivals Aston Villa last May.

Fans would have been forgiven for feeling pessimistic before a ball was kicked, due in large part to the departures of key players and staff over the summer. Once it had transpired that Dwight Gayle refused to return for a second season on Deadline Day, as per the Shileds Gazette, there was undoubted scepticism surrounding the Midlands outfit’s promotion chances.

However, this cynicism was clearly not shared by the players and coaching staff as the Baggies have stylishly romped seven points clear (BBC) of third place Brentford, at the time of writing. New signings Romaine Sawyers and Grady Diangana have particularly shone under their new Croatian boss and Matheus Pereira has emerged as perhaps one of the league’s best footballer. As the season continues, trepidation naturally grows as Albion desperately search for a return to the Premier League.

After five winless games, a few injuries and some disappointing performances, the Baggies are looking over their shoulder. This could be a memorable season for Albion supporters, but there are some worrying signs appearing that may have gone unnoticed. Here are four worrying statistics that Bilic and his side need to address to give themselves the best chance of promotion.