Saturday marks the biggest game of our season so far.
Five defeats in a row, seven without a win; we really are in trouble now.
Some will claim they could see this coming way back in January but, after a string of good performances over the festive period and leading in to February, we looked to be showing signs of challenging for a top 10 finish after the early season fears of a relegation battle.
But now we definitely do find ourselves in a relegation battle, meaning we cannot afford anything other than three points against Swansea on Saturday.
Swansea are third bottom and two points from safety, they’re five points adrift of us. Beating them would take us eight points clear of the bottom three, perhaps even nine points if you take our far superior goal difference in to account.
However, after a string of poor performances in recent weeks, real changes need to be made if we’re to turn this around. Rumour has it that Bilic will lose his job if we lose again, which means he needs to make it work.
So we’ve suggested an XI that features just two changes to the starting XI that lost to Arsenal on Wednesday but should definitely have enough to keep us well clear of the drop zone and keep Bilic in a job…