Tony Pulis hopes West Brom's fortunes change against Leicester
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 12/10/17 11:11am
West Brom manager Tony Pulis is hoping for a change of luck when they face Leicester on Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports.
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The Baggies conceded an equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as they were pegged back to 2-2 after leading 2-0 at home to Watford in the final game before the international break.
Pulis also feels his side have been unlucky with a number of decisions that have gone against them but insists they are doing all they can to improve their fortunes.
"We haven't had the breaks and I think that goes back to the questions asked about the Premier League," he said.
"There's such a thin line between success and failure. Sometimes those lines are drawn in your favour, sometimes against you.
"You've just got to keep going and make sure you believe in what you are doing and hopefully things will turn.
"It's the greatest league in the world because it's the toughest league in the world.
"You need little things to go for you and they have not, although it doesn't mean we haven't been doing good things on the pitch."
Pulis knows West Brom will face a tough test against Leicester at the King Power Stadium, despite Craig Shakespeare's side having failed to record a home victory in the league since they beat Brighton 2-0 on August 19.
"Monday night, I am looking forward to going over there to play for what we know we will be a very competitive game," added Pulis.
"They've got some top players in their side and they can beat anybody on their day, as they have proved.
"We just have to make sure we are prepared properly and concentrate on what we can do.
"If you look at their team, Schmeichel, Morgan, they have people all the way through the backbone of the team who have been successful, they have been exceptional.
"Jamie Vardy has often played an important role, as all good goalscorers do. He has proved himself to be a top player and he will be one of 11 players we will be concerned about."
You need little things to go for you and they have not, although it doesn't mean we haven't been doing good things on the pitch.
Pulis refused to be drawn on how Leicester have performed since winning the Premier League but admitted he has been impressed by Shakespeare since he took over from Claudio Ranieri.
"It can be very difficult for English managers to get Premier League jobs, unless they bring Championship sides up. Fact," he said.
"So Craig getting the job is brilliant and he has made a good fist of it. Long may that continue, apart from on Monday night!"
Watch Leicester v West Brom on Monday Night Football. Coverage begins on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League at 7pm.