Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson have been named in Alan Shearer’s Premier League Team of the Week after West Brom beat Chelsea 5-2.
In the unlikeliest of results, top four contenders Chelsea fell to a shocking home defeat to West Brom, resulting in Thomas Tuchel’s first loss as the Blues manager.
Sam Allardyce and his players took the plaudits come the full-time whistle, but two names that stood out were Pereira and Robinson.
Pereira, who was arguably the best Premier League player over the weekend, scored two and assisted another two, contributing immensely to West Brom’s charge for safety.
Robinson was just as clinical as the Brazilian, and he led the line with aplomb, scoring two goals in the second half.
Their performances did not go unnoticed by Premier League legend Alan Shearer.
The former Newcastle United and Blackburn striker named the two in his Premier League Team of the Week and also hinted that West Brom could have a chance of staying in the top flight next season.
On the Premier League official website, Shearer wrote about Pereira, “A brilliant all-round display with two goals and two assists. If he can keep this up, West Brom can keep believing.”
Shearer certainly knows a thing or two about putting the ball into the net and waxed lyrical about Robinson, who was sensational coming off the bench on Saturday.
“He [Robinson] took his goals brilliantly. The control on the volley for the first one was particularly impressive,” wrote Shearer.
Is there belief?
Shearer is of the opinion that if Periera plays as well as he did, we can keep believing that hopefully, we finish above the bottom three.
Pereira, it must be said, was brilliant over the weekend, with six shots and three key passes to his name.
Throughout the season, he has been found wanting for consistency, much like the rest of the team.
Of late, the defence has looked more sturdy, and with attacking displays like the one we witnessed over the weekend, there could be a miracle in store at the end of the season.
There are still 24 points to play for, including must-win games against the likes of Southampton, Wolves, and Leeds United.
Fulham and Newcastle are five and nine points ahead and we would need a few favours from them if the seemingly impossible job is to come to fruition.
Last weekend gave us hope, though, and West Brom must build on that now.
Anyone really can beat anyone in the Premier League.
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