Sam Allardyce is putting a number on it.

Chris Wilder is looking one game at a time.

And we’ll find out Scott Parker’s thoughts after Fulham plays on Tuesday.

But the bottom three’s worries about relegation have most past theoretical to palpable after Sheffield United beat West Bromwich Albion to give the latter just one point from six in consecutive six-pointers.

“A lot of what we talk about has happened again tonight after trying to make players aware of the situation, particularly the defenders,” Allardyce said. “I’m dealing with the situation as it arises. They were just about to bring Billy Sharp off and all of a sudden his last moment in the game ends up with him scoring the goal. What would have happened if it was a few seconds later?”

We don’t know, Sam. Is another striker in the same spot? Maybe a goal then. Or a miss? Darn butterfly effect. Always messes with you.