THE most unwelcome of the international breaks is over and we can finally get back to business as usual in the Barclays Premier League.
Albion host Everton at The Hawthorns on Saturday and once again football stats website WhoScored.com
are here to preview the clash.
Fans may potentially get the chance to see exciting summer recruits Joleon Lescott, Sebastian Blanco and Georgios Samaras - among others - running out on home soil for the first time and, for that reason alone, there is much to look forward to.
And yet, among all these stars arriving, there is a player already at the club who was at the centre of attention on the opening day of the season thanks to an incredible personal achievement.
It was Chris Brunt's 250th appearance for the Baggies against Sunderland and he deserves huge credit for his commitment and astounding longevity, which will likely see him remain a Baggies regular in spite of the many extremely impressive imports.
Baggies captain Brunt is now 29 years of age and entering his eighth season at The Hawthorns. He has pushed 30 league appearances in each campaign since joining and continues to be a threat going forwards thanks to his fantastic trusty left boot.
It is that left foot that has seen him develop statistically calculated strengths on WhoScored.com of crossing, key passes and taking set-pieces. The team are already a danger from dead ball situations, but with the possible added height and aerial ability of Samaras, Brunt's deliveries will have all the more chance of being converted.
In what will be his 254th appearance in Albion's colours, Brunt will be hoping to fire his team to a first win of the season against Everton.
Going back to the end of last term, the Baggies have lost only one of their last five matches on home soil and also have a great record against the Toffees.
They have lost only one of their last five at The Hawthorns against Everton and only two of their previous seven, winning four times and keeping a clean sheet in every one of those victories.
Everton are yet to win so far this season and have conceded 10 goals in their opening three matches, including six in a thrilling loss to Chelsea last week.
Brunt and his team-mates, both new and old, will feel hopeful of adding to that tally this weekend.