Sold by Sunderland on the final day of the summer transfer window after then-manager Paolo Di Canio decided ”he was not capable anymore to give his best”, Stephane Sessegnon has been handed the chance to resurrect his top-flight career at the Hawthorns:
The Benin international made an immediate impact on his debut – ironically at his former manager’s expense. Handed the role in “the hole” as Steve Clarke returned to the 4-2-3-1 formation of 2012/13, Sessegnon dazzled in the Baggies’ 3-0 Gameweek 5 home win over the Black Cats and turned in a display that suggested his former manager was perhaps a little rash in his decision to sell.
Sessegnon has failed to produce a goal or assist in his following four appearances for the Baggies – given that run included games against United, Arsenal and Liverpool, in addition to a derby trip to Stoke, it’s fair to say the fixtures have been firmly against the 6.6 priced Fantasy Premier League (FPL) midfielder. With five home games in the next eight, supplemented by trips to Newcastle and Cardiff, the schedule is starting to smile a little kinder on Clarke’s side and with Sessegnon at the hub of their attacking ploys, we delve into the data to assess him displays thus far.