Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

West Brom 0 Chelsea 4

West Brom 0 Chelsea 4

Foster did well to get a glove onto it, but he could only push it out to Morata, who gleefully tucked hom the rebound for his eighth league goal of the season. From Pulis's perspective, however, there is a broader picture and, armed with a few facts and figures, the 59-year-old set about dealing with the criticism that has come his way.

Pulis is without midfield duo Chadli and Morrison, the former having picked up a hip injury after worldwide duty and the latter having undergone Achilles surgery.

With his head on the block, Pulis's fate now rests on Saturday's home clash with champions Chelsea and the trip to title-chasing Tottenham a week later.

Now is not the time to talk 'who next?' as we are now firmly in Anybody But Pulis territory, but as a thousand Facebook memes tell you, you only ever regret the things you don't do.

For Pulis, a run of just two wins in 21 league games leaves him fighting to save his job, with fans calling for his head.

West Bromwich Albion's English-born Welsh striker Hal Robson Kanu reacts after missing a shot on goal during the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and West
West Brom 0 Chelsea 4

Pulis has better players and a deeper squad at his disposal, but is failing to get the most out of them and is clearly missing Darren Fletcher, the club captain who surprisingly left in the offseason to join Stoke.

"He will definitely be involved in the group", said Pulis. Whether that is a good enough reason to stick with him now is another matter. We gave James McClean an extra day off. He steered the team to a 13th-place finish that year, and followed that up with 14th- and 10th-place finishes in the last two seasons.

Pulis kept faith in the 5-3-2 formation that has struggled in recent weeks, but brought Phillips in for Allan Nyom at right wing-back and Salomon Rondon in for Hal Robson-Kanu up front - and it was working in the opening stages.

The Belgium global missed West Brom's pre-season training camp in Austria and has played only two league games this season after a series of injuries. If you don't get results, you're under pressure.

"I think if you are West Brom be careful what you wish for, that's what I would say", Langley said on Chelsea TV. "There's been mistakes at both ends, but they've been fantastic". "It hasn't been a lack of effort from the players".

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