In the last decade, only one team has failed to win promotion from the Championship after being top of the table at Christmas, which is very promising if you’re a fan of West Bromwich Albion.
The Baggies have made an excellent start to the season under Slaven Bilic and are currently three points clear at the top of the second tier, after taking 50 points from their opening 23 league games.
There’s still a long way to go in the promotion race, but Albion are currently eleven points ahead of the team in third and have put themselves in a brilliant position to return to the Premier League.
With Christmas nearly upon us, the West Brom players will be preparing to spend time with their families, but they’ll also be looking ahead to their clash with Barnsley on Boxing Day – at least that’s the case for skipper Jake Livermore.
As it’s Christmas Eve, West Brom uploaded a video on the club’s official Twitter feed, asking the players what their favourite gift they have received for Christmas is.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 24, 2019
There were many different responses from the players, but Livermore – who has been one of the standout players for the Baggies so far this season – said that his perfect Christmas gift would be three points against Barnsley on Boxing Day.
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Plenty of West Brom fans were quick to react to Livermore’s message on Twitter, here is a look at some of the best responses…
— Stephen Saunders (@Stephen89825509) December 24, 2019
— Rob Paddock (@RobPaddockWBA) December 24, 2019
— FGVWBA1878 (@fgvwba1878) December 24, 2019
El Capitano with the best response🔵⚪️
— Jan The Goat (@Holgate68) December 24, 2019
Love that from Livermore 😂
— BigSemiAjayi6 (@BigAjayi6) December 24, 2019
Just love Livermore🤣
— Dan Chaloner (@WbaDan3) December 24, 2019
— NaughtyNathan 🕺🏾 (@will_wba) December 24, 2019
Livermore my don
— … (@ftblchaz) December 24, 2019
Jake is just sooo good, don't you just love him 😍😂
— Alex Wells (@AlexWel68521959) December 24, 2019
My captain >>
— Jack 💚💛 (@ftblJackv2) December 24, 2019
Captain what a captain
— tom (@tomterminator1) December 24, 2019
— Dawson (@WBA365) December 24, 2019