As all West Brim fans will know after almost two full seasons, the Championship is an unforgiving league. The games come thick and fast, and the fact that the West Midlands side are also still in the FA Cup just adds to the fixtures that they’ve had to play this season.
The 46 game season in the league alone though is guaranteed to see slip-ups from even the most talented squads, and West Brom are no different. However, over the last three games since the January transfer window deadline day the Baggies have won all three of their games and their form is looking up.
With that being said, though, Slaven Bilic cannot continue in the same vein that he has for the Baggies last two outings, as the fatigue that his players will find themselves suffering from could come back to be a lot more harm than good for their title push this season.
The last two games that Bilic has lined a team up for have been against Reading and Millwall, and the starting lineup for these two games have been identical. It’s certainly worked, as the Baggies won both games 2-0 and 2-1, but he simply cannot afford to not rotate in the chaos of the Championship.
Going into this weekend’s clash against Nottingham Forest the Baggies will be desperate to get a win over a fellow promotion rival, so Bilic and the fans will be desperate to be able to field their best eleven, but playing the same lineup three games in a row could have detrimental effects on the squad.
Can West Brom maintain their winning run?
Even before the win over Millwall when the Baggies overcame Luton Town at The Hawthorns, Bilic’s side was just two players different, and the strain he’s putting on his side doesn’t look healthy, especially when you consider that the Easter period isn’t far away and he’ll want to have his squad in top condition.