Loads of West Brom fans have been adoring the way that this season has gone so far. The Baggies are absolutely flying and after 20 games so far this season they’ve only lost once, they’re currently top scorers in the Championship and occupy the top spot in the league.
However, keeping ahold of that spot in the table is going to be extremely hard for the remaining 26 games of the season, and with games coming thick and fast that job is certainly not made any easier for the West Midlands club and the fans.
The next game that the Baggies face comes against Wigan tonight and this game has come very quickly after the win over Swansea on the weekend. This isn’t too unusual in the Championship, but for every side, these games become very difficult, especially at the top of the table.
Slaven Bilic will be expected to rotate enough to keep his players injury-free whilst also keeping his side competitive, and that is no easy task. The likes of Matheus Pereira, Matt Phillips and Grady Diangana are some of the top players at the club and when they’re not playing the level will undoubtedly drop.
This is a challenge that plenty of teams in the Championship will have, but with Slaven Bilic’s side under more pressure being at the top of the league, and having to play three games in seven days with Swansea on Sunday, Wigan Wednesday and Birmingham Saturday is not at all easy.
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Had the Baggies been given even just a couple more days to recover from the Swansea game ahead of Wigan then it would have been a whole lot easier, but as it is they now face a trip to the DW Stadium to take on the struggling Latics in a game where the pressure will certainly be on.