Matt Le Tissier is amazed that West Brom find themselves marooned in the Premier League relegation zone after successive masterclasses.
Despite two mightily impressive wins on the bounce against Chelsea (5-2) and Southampton (3-0) Albion are still 19th and eight points behind Newcastle United who occupy the final survival slot.
Sam Allardyce’s side have made a real splash with recent results to leave onlookers baffled by what they have produced in the previous 29 games.
Southampton legend and fully-paid up member of the 100 Premier League goals club Le Tissier, took to his personal Twitter profile after Albion dispatched his old side to profess his shock that they are heading back to the Championship.
“The quality of the last 2 performances from WBA leaves you wondering how they are where they are in the league,” he said.
The quality of the last 2 performances from WBA leaves you wondering how they are where they are in the league 👏🏻👏🏻
— Matt Le Tissier🌸 (@mattletiss7) April 12, 2021
Le Tissier wouldn’t be wondering if he’s watched even a few of our first 29 games as we were trampled upon by most other sides in the Premier League, especially under previous manager Slaven Bilic.
Big Sam’s start to life at The Hawthorns was extremely suspect but after making some signings in the winter transfer window Albion have been a side reborn.
Since February 14 we have lost just twice in eight games and picked up four clean sheets.
Okay Yokuslu and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have been instrumental in protecting the defence since they were brought in on loan during deadline day.
We can only imagine where we would be with that duo and Big Sam at the beginning of the campaign, or even if the Albion hierarchy had pulled the trigger on Bilic earlier than they did in December.
As it is we are fighting an uphill battle with time ticking on our Premier League status.
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