Can Tony Pulis realistically survive West Brom's upcoming run?

Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and West Bromwich Albion at John Smith's Stadium on...

West Brom face a gruelling schedule with their manager under intense pressure.

Tony Pulis manager of West Bromwich Albion during the pre season friendly match against Port Vale at Vale Park on August 1, 2017 in Burslem, England.

West Bromwich Albion have gone ten games without a victory across all competitions and a glance at the Baggies' upcoming schedule suggests that Tony Pulis' time in charge of the club could soon be coming to an end.

It is clear that West Brom need a boost from somewhere, with the club languishing in 16th place in the Premier League having scored just nine goals so far this season.

Once the international break is over West Brom have three games in the Premier League this month and there appears a genuine prospect that they could lose all three, which would surely culminate in Pulis losing his job.

Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and West Bromwich Albion at Turf Moor on August 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

First up is a home game against Chelsea on Saturday and, while Antonio Conte's side haven't been at their scintillating best for much of this campaign, they will still be confident of taking all three points at The Hawthorns.

Then follows a trip to face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. 

Although Mauricio Pochettino may elect to rotate his side a little in the middle of a hectic schedule, Tottenham will still represent a very difficult proposition for Pulis' team, who are unlikely to pose many problems for a well-organised defence.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on October 28, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

Then West Brom host Newcastle and, with the Magpies having coped rather well so far on their return to the Premier League, this will also be a daunting prospect for Pulis and could be his final game in charge.

On many occasions Pulis has succeeded by setting his side up with a defensive mindset to limit the threat of the opposition but now wins are a necessity and he can no longer afford to be quite so negative in his approach. Time is running out very fast.

 

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