For West Brom fans it must be hard not to look back to Ramires' penalty winning dive at Stamford Bridge. That penalty got Chelsea a point and robbed West Brom of two. Since that moment the momentum has rather shifted on West Brom's season.
Steve Clarke got the sack after four straight defears and Keith Downing's interim tenure saw them tread water. Added to this now though Shane Long has been sold and Anelka might be suspended for a good chunk of the rest of the season. West Brom are now relying on the goalscoring talents of Victor Anichebe which must be a truly alarming thought for Baggies fans.
New manager Pepe Mel has worked miracles before with Real Betis and West Brom's situation is nowhere near that dire. Provided they sign a forward West Brom should be able
to ease away from the dread dotted line.
Verdict : Safe