The view from the top of the table is a bloody lovely one, isn’t it? However, the Baggies could very quickly fall from grace over the next few games, and whilst that might sound pessimistic, the next four games that Slaven Bilic’s side go into will not be at all easy.
Bilic and co are just two points clear of 2nd placed Preston North End, and their next four games bring clashes against Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City and Swansea City at The Hawthorns with an away trip to Deepdale to face second-placed Preston between the Bristol and Swansea games.
Those clashes may not sound too bad, but going away to Preston is a real six-pointer, and with Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City sitting 8th and 6th respectively they certainly will not be walkovers when they travel to the West Midlands side.
Should they come through those tough clashes then the next game that they face is that Preston game, and after that, it’s a return to The Hawthorns to face 4th placed Swansea, another game that will not be at all easy.
These four games won’t be easy, but from the same four fixtures last season the Baggies picked up a mightily impressive 10 points out of a possible 12, and if they can do the same again this season then their promotion push will really be up and running.
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If this is the case things will only be looking up, and it will take them into mid-December with the festive period ahead and most likely a fair few points between themselves and 2nd place to play with as Bilic and co look to make The Hawthorns a Premier League ground once again.