West Ham United are in a good position to launch a proper push for a Europa League spot at the moment and their imminent encounter with Everton on Saturday is a perfect opportunity to show their desire to play in the European competition next season.
The Hammers are currently ninth in the Premier League but only two points behind Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are in seventh and have enjoyed a very successful season back in top-flight football.
Indeed, should the Hammers deliver a good performance over Marco Silva’s charges then they could climb up the table, depending on what happens in Wolves’ clash with Burnley on the same day. Manuel Pellegrini’s men, though, have played one more match than Wolves but have looked good in recent weeks, delivering encouraging performances, especially at home where they will host Everton on Saturday.
West Ham came from behind to beat Huddersfield Town 4-3 at the London Stadium last weekend and showed great ambition to force the Terriers all the way, eventually scoring a stoppage-time winner. Considering the nature of their attacking squad, that’s exactly what Hammers fans will want.
The east London club had a difficult start to the season but Pellegrini has managed to get his team back into the contest for a good finish to their campaign with the likes of Felipe Anderson, Declan Rice and Javier Hernandez playing key roles in their good form of late.
Manuel Pellegrini can bring West Ham United’s European dreams to life by beating the Toffees on Saturday as Wolves might start to feel a bit of pressure as the season draws to a close.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s team have looked very composed and determined this season and they’ve pushed some of the bigger clubs very far when they played them, picking up points at Old Trafford, the Emirates, Wembley and Stamford Bridge not too long ago.
Pellegrini’s first campaign risks petering out if a European spot gets too far away but a key win over Everton can revitalise their campaign.
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