ALBION face a stern examination in this weekend's early kick-off as Arsenal are the visitors to The Hawthorns, and once again football statistics website WhoScored.com
are here to preview the clash.
Little could be done to halt the Chelsea juggernaut last weekend, although the unbeaten Premier League leaders put in what was widely regarded as their best performance of the season to date to down a resolute Albion rearguard.
The Baggies have little time to dwell on that defeat, though, and will have to be on point this weekend as a strong Arsenal side arrive in town.
The Gunners come to the midlands on the back of an impressive 2-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund, but Albion could take advantage of Arsenal having had a midweek distraction, just as they did when they last faced a north London side (winning 1-0 at White Hart Lane).
Three of the last five meetings in all competitions between the two teams at The Hawthorns have ended in score draws. And after a strenuous week, the Gunners could be on course for a difficult time again this weekend, with Alan Irvine's men looking to extend a run which has seen them suffer only one defeat in their last five home games.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have been on a mixed run of results of late and prior to victory over Dortmund had lost back-to-back games against Swansea and Manchester United, following on from their capitulation after holding a three-goal lead against Anderlecht.
As WhoScored.com denotes, Arsenal are weak when it comes to 'avoiding individual errors' and very weak at 'defending counter-attacks'.
The pace of the likes of Stephane Sessegnon could be key, leading breaks upfield for the Baggies and looking to hit their opponents when they are caught out of position.
Sessegnon possesses a statistically calculated strength of 'dribbling' and that could be vital as he looks to find pockets of space between the lines against a team who have been much criticised for their lack of a solid defensive
That could well leave Albion's Benin international with opportunities to exploit.
He has already scored once this season - a stunning goal against United when they were out of position - and he could well be key when Arsenal come to play in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.