There was no spot for West Brom winger Kamil Grosicki once again on Friday evening as the Baggies fell to a 1-0 defeat against Brentford.
The Polish international also missed the 0-0 draw against Birmingham, despite the experienced winger having no injury problems after the restart.
Bilic instead opted for Matt Phillips, Grady Diangana, Callum Robinson and Kyle Edwards – all four of those earning minutes in the capital.
Many Albion fans were baffled by the decision yet again, with the majority claiming that something must be going on behind-the-scenes.
Bilic put an end to those suggestions after the defeat though, detailing his reasoning behind leaving Grosicki out in the cold yet again.
“It’s down to selection,” he told the Express and Star.
“I spoke to him yesterday. He is going to play, he hasn’t played the first couple of games but he is going to play.
“He hasn’t played the first couple of games because we had Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Callum Robinson and Kyle Edwards who were in front of him.”
It does seem strange that Grosicki is missing out given that he was brought in during the January window to add strength out wide.
The experienced Championship winger even played a big role in the preparation for the restart this month, scoring in the friendly against Aston Villa in that 2-2 draw.
Albion have missed that cutting edge in the final third in the past month, and Grosicki could give them just that – completing more key passes per game than Edwards has this season according to WhoScored.
Bilic did confirm that Grosicki will play a part in the final seven games, and the trip tp Sheffield Wednesday could be the perfect opportunity.
In other West Brom news, Darren Moore has singled out the player at fault for the winning goal on Friday