West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce will be hoping his players can maintain their current awesome boost in confidence as they prepare to welcome League rivals Southampton to the Hawthorns on Monday night in their next league fixture. Albion are currently beaming in confidence after their huge and unexpected result at Stamford Bridge last week.


The Baggies shocked the footballing world as they inflicted a devastating 5-2 defeat on Chelsea at their home – their first defeat under manager Thomas Tuchel. The result was unexpected and also sent some serious warning to the rest of the relegation battles that the Baggies are in the business of trying to maintain survival in the top-flight.

Allardyce will now be hoping that his attackers can continue their fine form and maintain their current energy as it would go a long way in helping them secure a positive result against an equally motivated Southampton side.

The Saints also enjoyed victory in their last outing as they secured a remarkable 3-2 comeback win despite falling to a 2-0 deficit against Burnley in their last Premier League fixture. Nathan Redmond, Danny Ings, and Stuart Armstrong were all among the goals as the Saints recorded a huge confidence-Boosting result.

An interesting piece of stat is that West Brom have only tasted defeat in just one of their previous five games at the Hawthorns and it’s going to be a tough one for Southampton who have enjoyed victory in only 4 of their entire 15 away games in the league so far.

In the last 71 meetings between the two sides in the league, West Brom have had 23 wins, while the Saints have won on 27 occasions. They have both drawn 21 times. It’s going to be an interesting game between the two sides.