Alan Pardew has failed to drag West Bromwich Albion away from danger.
West Bromwich Albion are now seven points adrift of safety following their 3-0 defeat away at Chelsea.
It is now three league defeats in a row for Alan Pardew and one win 25 league games for Albion, who look destined for the drop.
Pardew has been in charge for 13 league games now. Tony Pulis was in charge for the first 12 matches of the season and picked up 10 points, whereas Pardew has had a game more and only added eight points to the Baggies' total.
West Brom have just 11 games to save their season and, if Pardew continues with his current points-to-games ratio, then Albion will be relegated.
There is still a case for Pardew. After all he has guided Albion to the fifth round of the FA Cup after a stunning 3-2 victory at Anfield last month. Also, two of his last three games have been against leaders Manchester City and champions Chelsea.
West Brom's next five games are where the manager should be judged. They are set to play Huddersfield Town, Leicester City and Burnley at home, while they will travel to Watford and Bournemouth over the next six weeks.
Pardew will feel he deserves that run of games to prove himself but, if West Brom drop points to Huddersfield at home in their next league game then fans will begin to turn and that could spell the end for the former Newcastle United boss.
Marco Silva is currently available and he made an immediate impact at Hull City. He took over in January and guided them to 17th by April. That too was after 11 games in charge so Albion's hierarchy may look at that and think about making contact should they fail to beat Huddersfield.