Slaven Bilic claims Fulham will be West Bromwich Albion's toughest opponents yet

Slaven Bilic the head coach

Fulham host West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

Slaven Bilic head coach

West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilic believes Fulham away is his side’s most difficult game yet having already travelled to Nottingham Forest and Derby County, wba.co.uk report.

“It is the most difficult game but it is not like so far we have not played good teams yet. We have played against some top teams like Derby away and Forest away. On paper they are definitely one of the favourites to go up. It is a big test for us,” Bilic explained.

 

West Brom travel to Fulham looking to protect their unbeaten Championship record. The Baggies have won three and drawn three of their six games so far, picking up 12 points.

Bilic’s side have reason to be confident. They won at Nottingham Forest on the opening day, before drawing against last season’s playoff finalists Derby County at Pride Park. They also beat Luton Town away.

But Fulham at Craven Cottage is arguably among the toughest games in the Championship. The Whites demonstrated their ability in the 4-0 thrashing of Millwall when they racked up over 75% possession.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Arsenal FC at Craven Cottage on October 7, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

In Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ivan Cavaleiro, Anthony Knockaert and Bobby Reid, they have an abundance of attacking riches at their disposal and manager Scott Parker couldn’t have wished for more at Championship level.

Fulham, however, have shown some vulnerability this season. They lost to Nottingham Forest in their last home encounter, while they suffered a defeat at Barnsley on the opening day.

A general view of Craven Cottage before the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, England.

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