Clever players find spaces, and I think West Brom knew from the Tottenham game that James Rodriguez was our main threat.
They tried to cancel him out by putting two players on him to stop him having an impact, but that in turn gave Richarlison a lot of space and energy to thrive down his flank.
By the time West Brom realised he needed stopping as well, James had that quality and that sense of nous to start drifting into the middle of the pitch and that's where we got the goal from.
It's not just staying out wide and, what we've probably been guilty of over recent years, doing the same thing and expecting different results.
James knew he wasn't getting in the game enough, he probably got frustrated and like you do in school when you're a player he went to get the ball and wanted to be involved.
You have to also give Richarlison credit for his performances this season. He hasn't found the net but if he keeps playing like this he'll cause defences so many problems and sooner or later he will score.
His all-round attitude towards the game is fantastic and he's improved because of the new signings coming in. He knows he will get opportunities.
That's all great when you're an underdog side fighting for your lives, but to get to the next level strikers are selfish and they always get rated on how many goals they score.
I think he's finding that he can trust his teammates a little bit more. He can be the man in the danger zones and trust his teammates like James and Allan to find him in that right area. If they put their head up and you're not there because you're too tired from a lung-busting run down the wing, that won't help.
He probably wasn't involved in the game much, but that's the case with many top strikers. I've played with them over the years, sometimes you forget they're even playing but then they go and get the match winner and pick up all the plaudits.
He's showing that maturity right now to trust his teammates to find him. He's got the energy and the sharpness now when the ball does come in to find the back of the net.
He's probably been guilty of trying a bit too hard for the team rather than focusing on himself to make an impact, when the ball was dropping to him in dangerous areas he was shattered!
Calvert-Lewin has got everything you want in terms of his desire, strength, aerial ability and everything like that. But you want him to be a little bit more selfish as well and it's been so far, so good this season in terms of that.
You do have to think it's down to Carlo Ancelotti and the man-management from him.
Not going out and buying a striker, for example, will have been huge for Calvert-Lewin's confidence. When you're confident and you have the backing of your manager, your chest will be pumped out and you've got to soak up every bit of detail the boss is giving you.
It might take a bit of time to click but when you've got quality players in your team it makes it so much easier. Hopefully we can see a lot more goals from him in the future.
In the past we've made it too easy for the opposition to mark us, our service from midfield hasn't been the best and we probably asked too much from both Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison in terms of tracking back.
While that attitude is good to some extent, it's not what you really want them to be doing. You want them to receive the ball and drive up the pitch in the way Richarlison was doing against West Brom.
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That front three is flexible right now. James could come in the middle as could Richarlison, the latter could go over to the right as well. If it's not working there are options.
It's a fantastic front three to have and the more they play, the more they will understand each other's games and be able to decipher the pros and cons each player has got.
At this moment in time they're still learning that, but we're working harder for each other and that's what really pleases me.
The way we got back into the game and the desire to help each other was key. Carlo was spot on after the game, West Brom caused a bit of a scare.
I was really disappointed with the first goal and I was a bit guilty of thinking, "Oh no, we've done the same as last season". Back then it was against Aston Villa where we could have gone top but we threw it away with a poor performance.
This time we were 1-0 down at home and you're thinking we haven't got the history to bounce back and win these sort of games.
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We've got that now, and it's because of the quality of player we've brought in and the manager stopping that negativity getting into our club.
That's our way of thinking for the future. We want to be winning games and, if the going gets tough, we're there with fight and muscle.
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I think what does still concern us about the defence is if we were to get an injury.
Jarrad Branthwaite and Mason Holgate are both out. Michael Keane has been one of our best players since lockdown to be honest, with the manager's confidence in him and a new five-year deal secured. He's playing like the England international that we brought to the club and that's great to see.
But the way we started on Saturday set the tone for the early part of the game. A sloppy backpass from Yerry Mina to Jordan Pickford and then he couldn't clear his lines properly.
That gave West Brom the incentive to think that we weren't as good as we'd maybe made out and there were players in our side they could pick on.
We don't want that. The first thing as a footballer when you start each match is to get your first touch right, your first pass right and to start on the right foot.
We were sloppy. Mina was sloppy, Pickford was sloppy and when the goal came those two were probably at fault.
Mina backing off was probably the right decision for him to make, expecting a midfielder to get back, but unfortunately they were too far away.
It had to come to a point where Mina needed to approach the ball and block the shot. He almost moved out the way probably to help Pickford see the ball, and I think that probably surprised Jordan as well.
That's disappointing because, to be successful, you need to stop these mistakes and the sloppy goals. Even with the free kick, fouls like that hurt us so much last season.
Going forward, you obviously don't want to block the potential pathways of Holgate or Branthwaite, but I also feel that we do need another centre half to come in.
An experienced centre half coming in on loan will help us. We've got game after game right now, with the League Cup mixed in as well, and we want to fight on all fronts.
I'm sure the club understand that situation and are looking round to see who they can potentially bring in.
Also I'd say you need a goalkeeper to push Pickford and keep his levels up. In the Spurs game he was fantastic, kept us in the game against a really good side, but then had a more difficult time against West Brom.