West Brom remain top of the Sky Bet Championship table as we head into the final international break of the calendar year and fans will be hoping that they can stay there in the weeks and months to come.
The Baggies are looking a really strong unit at the moment.
Whilst they’ll want to score a few more goals than they already have this season, they’ve got plenty to shout about both offensively and defensively this year.
Indeed, former West Ham and Croatia manager Slaven Bilic has clearly had a positive impact on how the Baggies go about their business at the back, with them tightening up a great deal compared to last year under Darren Moore.
And, as part of that, Kyle Bartley looks a rejuvenated man this year – shrugging off the disappointment of 2018/19 to leave him as a key man this time around.
Indeed, he’s now hit 50 appearances for the club, and that has left Baggies fans issuing praise for his personal renaissance:
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) November 11, 2019
I've never been happier to be wrong about a player, he's not the same player that we had last season. What an incredible improvement, it's like a new signing! Great season so far Kyle, you've been fantastic 👏💪🏻
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) November 11, 2019
Solid this season arguably best cb in championship in terms of performance this season
— FGVWBA1878 (@fgvwba1878) November 11, 2019
— Mainey🍋 (@MaineySawyers) November 11, 2019
— C Scriven (@CalScriven) November 11, 2019
‘I’m your biggest fan I’ll follow you around the country, Kyle, Kyle Bartley’ 🎶
— Tom Bettam (@tbettam1) November 12, 2019
So many candidates for player of season so far and he is one of them
— PORTZD (@PORTZD2) November 11, 2019
I don’t know what Slav is doing to these players this year, must just be a confidence issue. Delighted with Kyle’s progress, he has been a rock.
— Stuart Burbridge (@burbridge_stu) November 12, 2019
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience