Robbie Savage: West Brom will still be relegated despite 5-2 win v Chelsea
Robbie Savage claims West Brom will still be relegated despite them battering Chelsea 5-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Albion moved within seven points of 17th-placed Newcastle with their shock win in West London.
Savage believes West Brom’s final fixtures are easier than what Newcastle have but still doesn’t see Sam Allardyce being able to keep the Black Country club safe.
Speaking on BT Sport Score on Saturday just before the 3pm kick-offs, Sutton asked Savage: “Does that give them a hope of staying up, what do you think Rob?”
The former Birmingham midfielder replied: “Newcastle’s run-in is very difficult, Fulham also. It gives them a chance but I don’t think Sam can do it.
“What a result though, West Brom were magnificent.
Savage added: “They have got a chance. Look at those games and compare that to Newcastle’s run-in.
“Newcastle are the ones.
“I know Chris doesn’t want Newcastle to go down but they can struggle.”
Going down kicking and screaming
We’ve been saying for a while now that relegation back to the Championship is inevitable.
While West Brom’s remaining fixtures might be easier than Newcastle’s, there are still some very tough fixtures in there for Big Sam and his players.
Albion’s eight remaining matches are against Southampton, Leicester, Aston Villa, Wolves, Arsenal, Liverpool, West Ham and Leeds.
Leicester, Villa, Arsenal and Leeds have battered us already this season while a local derby against Wolves is bound to be tricky and Liverpool and West Ham will be fighting for spots in Europe.
Other than Southampton, are there any games there we would expect to win? It’ll definitely be very, very tough.
Even the Saints are capable of a performance despite their huge dip in form in recent months so we still have to agree with Savage in saying we’ll go down.
But, as shown on Saturday, we’re willing to go down kicking and screaming, picking up some results in the process and throwing a spanner into the works of the teams higher up the league.