West Bromwich Albion boss Pepe Mel is adamant he'll keep the club up.

Mel dismissed any notion that the challenge of changing Albion's fortunes was tougher than he initially thought.

"I was aware this was a difficult challenge," said the former Real Betis coach.

"This year the Premier League is extremely tight.

"I knew we had Everton, Liverpool, Aston Villa and on Tuesday we play Chelsea.

"We also have Manchester United and have to play in London against Arsenal and play Manchester City at their stadium.

"The fixture list is quite horrific but I'm no wimp and West Brom brought me here to keep them up - I will achieve it."