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PREM RELEGATION SCRAP HOTS UP

RELEGATION SCRAP HOTS UP

23rd February 2018

When Alan Pardew replaced Tony Pulis in the Autumn no one would have forecast that three months later West Brom would prop up the Prem.

They are worse off than they were when Pulis left and only three wins all season sees them 7 points from safety.

If the Baggies lose to Huddersfield Town - which is a real possibility, and in form Swansea (at Brighton) win, they could be 10 points adrift.

Southampton have saved their best for the FA Cup - including a win over West Brom, but look set for defeat at Burnley - the Calrets may be out of form but injuries and a tough fixture list may disguise their true well being.

Palace have stuttered a bit of late after a great run, and will do well to get anything from the home game with Spurs on Sunday.

The other side that are struggling this season after several top 10 finishes are Stoke. Like West Brom they have chnaged managers, but after a win first time up Paul Lambert has not done any better than Mark Hughes who he replaced. A tough trip to Leicester is not going to help.

Stoke and West Brom will be fancied by many to survive but they seem to be struggling to get out of the mire.

Joe