It might not seem like it at first, but West Ham might have inadvertently got themselves mixed up in the relegation battle.
A 2-0 loss to Everton on Saturday allowed the Toffees to leapfrog the Hammers in the Premier League, sending Manuel Pellegrini’s side down 11th in the table, 14 points above the final relegation place.
Although West Ham look completely safe from the drop and have already achieved the magic 40 points teams use as a benchmark for league survival, upcoming games could drag the Hammers down to a place fans would have never expected.
In their final six games West Ham play against three of the top-six in Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham, as well as a rejuvenated Leicester City and a Southampton side desperate to claw their way out of the drop to the Championship, and the Hammers are heading into these games losing to one of the most uninspired Everton sides in years.
Of course, this is all hypothetical. The Hammers, in reality, should be comfortably safe from relegation going into the final games of the season, but we have seen West Ham crumble in the past during situations where they looked in control.
From throwing away the FA Cup final in the final minute to losing five games in a row and getting relegated from the Premier League in 2011 after looking likely to stay up remain dark stains in the history of West Ham, and if the club aren’t careful they could yet again find embarrassment from an unlikely situation if they don’t take these final games seriously.
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