West Bromwich Albion signed Jed Wallace on a free transfer this summer to add much-needed creativity to the squad after averaging little over a goal per game when Steve Bruce took charge in February. The 28-year-old has so far delivered on his promise, boasting the most crosses and chances created in the Championship early on.
Wallace has whipped 32 crosses into the box with 25% accuracy and no player in the league has managed more after two league games. And as for opportunities made, Wallace has created 10 chances in 180 minutes of football. Again, no player has topped than number just yet, so he’s looking like a bargain acquisition.
The one problem has been to do with his decision-making in possession. Read West Brom noted that Wallace has a tendency to dribble too much on the ball and it appears he’s struggled to take on his opponent in his first two league appearances. He’s had six dribbles, all of which were unsuccessful, so it’s one area he needs to improve.
But with Wallace grabbing one assist from his first two league games, he’s has had a bright start to life at West Brom. Bruce will be hoping it continues.