Kevin Campbell believes West Brom are in with a chance of surviving this season if they continue to produce performances like they have this evening.
The Baggies were outstanding against Southampton, deservedly winning 3-0. Matheus Pereira, Matty Phillips and Callum Robinson scored as we won back-to-back league games for the first time since July 2020 in the Championship.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the match, Campbell praised the home side and singled out Mbaye Diagne for his contribution to win.
“If they perform like this every week then they’re going to be there or thereabouts, asking other teams questions to get results,” said Campbell.
“They asked that many questions of Southampton that they couldn’t answer. A really good win. Diagne done well, missed a couple of chances but made a difference.
“That’s what you have to do when you’re down there, you’re struggling, you’ve got to make a difference when you’re on the pitch.
“They deserved to win by three goals, minimum – really impressed with West Brom.”
The great escape?
Seven games to go, eight points adrift. We’d be mad for assuming it comeback was one, but we’ve got nothing to lose going into these upcoming games.
Taking a look at the fixtures, just two of our remaining seven are against teams in the bottom half of the table. They’re not exactly easy games, either.
The Black Country derby against Wolves is in 19 days time. The other is Leeds at Elland Road on the last day. As they say, there’s no such thing as an easy game in the Premier League.
Trips to Leicester, Aston Villa and Arsenal will be far from straightforward. But you just feel with Sam Allardyce there is always half a chance. There is genuinely no one better for the job. It’s just a shame it’s taken us until April to start getting the results to be in the mix.
One game at a time, we suppose. Up next – Leicester City. They were far from convincing against West Ham on the weekend, and have some internal issues regarding the Covid breaches. Can it work in our favour? It remains to be seen, but any advantage we have we’ll take it.
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