West Ham’s remarkable efforts this season has seen them go from relegation candidates last term to challengers for a coveted Champions League place in 2020/2021.
Currently sitting in fifth in the table just behind fourth placed Chelsea, manager David Moyes deserves immense credit for getting the best out of his Hammers team. Instilling a formidable team spirit and playing as a collective, the hard running and determined Irons have certainly been a challenge to play against.
Possessing the sixth best attack in the Premier League, their attackers and midfielders have shared the goalscoring burden impressively, as Jesse Lingard has nine, Tomas Soucek has nine, Jarrod Bowen has eight and Michail Antonio has seven.
Special mention must go to Lingard, who’s been sensational since joining in January, with his creativity, dynamism, intelligence, athleticism and experience adding another dimension going forward.
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The fact they’ve faced their fair share of injuries makes their campaign all the more impressive. But with a core group of players who’ve played over 2000 minutes in the league, the consistency of Soucek, Lukasz Fabianski, Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice, Vladimir Coufal, Bowen, Angelo Ogbonna and Pablo Fornals has been crucial.
Physical, well organised and uncomfortable to play against, the bookies have them priced at $6 to finish in the top four just behind Chelsea and Liverpool in the odds.
With five games left to play against Burnley, Everton, Brighton and Hove Albion, West Bromwich Albion and Southampton, they’ll back themselves to win most of these games.
In what’s been a tremendous season by Moyes’ men, where they’ve surprised everyone with their amazing efforts, you can guarantee this resilient, defiant team will fight to the end in their quest to make the top four.