Pundit Jason Cundy has delivered his West Ham and Everton relegation verdict and he’s only worried about one of them.
This time last month West Ham beat Everton in what was dubbed ‘El Sackico’ due to the pressure on both David Moyes and Frank Lampard.
The Hammers emerged comfortable 2-0 winners and Lampard was duly given the boot by Everton.
His replacement at Goodison Park was Sean Dyche, who was allegedly on West Ham’s list of managerial candidates should Moyes have been sent packing.
In two weeks Dyche has played three won two to see Everton leapfrog West Ham in the table, dumping Moyes and his team into the relegation zone.
Jason Cundy delivers West Ham and Everton relegation verdict and he’s only worried about one of them
Those two Toffees wins – over Arsenal and Leeds – is double the number West Ham have in their last 11 Premier League matches.
It is still incredibly tight of course, as highlighted by the fact Everton are just one point above the Hammers following their two victories.
But with 15 games to go West Ham and Everton face having to realistically win five or six to stay up.
Now Cundy has delivered his West Ham and Everton relegation verdict and he’s only worried about one of them.
The talkSPORT man says he has serious concerns about West Ham but thinks Everton will be fine.
“No-one’s cut adrift, that’s the problem we’ve got (in predicting who will be relegated) but do you know what West Ham are the ones I worry for, I do,” Cundy said on talkSPORT Drive.
‘I just fear for West Ham right now…”
“I just think, how are they there? It’s like they shouldn’t be there but they are. Southampton have changed their manager, Leeds have changed their manager, Bournemouth have changed their manager, Everton have changed their manager, Wolves have changed their manager. The only ones that haven’t, right down there in the bottom five right now, is West Ham.
“I’m not saying David Moyes should go, I just fear for West Ham right now…
“Yea they (Leeds) have a chance (with new manager Javi Gracia). But when you’re down there right now there’s a reason you’re there. It’s because you’ve not been good enough and the players have not been good enough.
“I think Everton will be alright actually. They shouldn’t be down there, mind you neither should West Ham.”
Cundy is echoing the thoughts of many West Ham fans who have been growing increasingly frustrated at the lazy throwaway assertion across the football media that the Hammers “will be fine” and are “too good to go down”.
After all that’s what everyone said in 2003. And we all know what happened there.