With Chris Hughton dismissed and no-one wanting to take any bets on Tim Sherwood, Pepe Mel is the new favourite in the manager’s sack race but that’s a little unfair on a man who has seen his team claim some impressive results recently.
The baggies remain fifth from bottom but have only lost twice in their last seven games to open up a five point gap over Fulham who currently occupy the final relegation slot. Nicolas Anelka may be gone but the goals are being shared around with midfielder Morgan Amalfitano finding the net twice in his previous two matches.
Last year’s corresponding fixture was one of many where Gareth Bale got us out of trouble with a goal from nowhere in a game where Goran Popov was sent off for spitting at Kyle Walker. Generally, this is a good fixture for us and Spurs haven’t lost to any West Brom side in the last eight games but it’s interesting to note that we have scored just once in six of those matches.
Saturday’s game could be equally tight and a solitary goal could be enough to decide it. There’s no Bale this time so where is the winner coming from?