Alan Pardew says West Brom don’t consider Daniel Sturridge has torn his hamstring, however confirmed he’ll seemingly miss Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-round sport dwelling to Southampton.

The unlucky striker needed to go off injured after simply two minutes and 57 seconds of his new crew’s Three-Zero defeat away to champions Chelsea.

“It was a blow to lose Daniel Sturridge on his first run into the corner,” Pardew stated. “That did not give us the proper begin. In some ways we have carried out an honest job tonight however it sums up the season for us. We can not seem to get the targets to get us the win. Daniel’s damage will probably be essential now – getting him again.

“We’re hoping it isn’t too unhealthy. We do not assume it’s a tear or something. It will most likely hold him out of the FA Cup sport.

“He’ll need to have a scan. He’s labored arduous this week and we might given him loads of relaxation at the moment. Maybe it’s kind of of adrenaline, a 60m run into the nook… once you see the probabilities we had tonight, that was disappointing. He was distraught.

“The method he is labored at our place has been of the best order. He’s completely devastated as a result of he desires this era to be successful for himself and for West Brom. In coaching he was actually sharp. Not many strikers can rating targets like he can from tight areas, as [Eden] Hazard did at the moment. It may need made the distinction.

“I know this place very well, and we needed to take one of those chances.”