Just one per cent of football fans think West Ham United have what it takes to make the top four this season.

West Ham boss David Moyes has made a Maja mistake

The Hammers are enjoying their best top flight campaign for 35 years.

And David Moyes’s side can reclaim fourth place this evening with a win over basement side Sheffield United.

Many pundits – from Jamie Redknapp and Bobby Zamora to Adrian Durham – have backed West Ham to finish in the Champions League places given the wide open nature of this campaign.

But it seems football fans don’t share that opinion.

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Results of national paper’s survey show football fans don’t think West Ham are top four material

That’s if survey results published by The Mirror are anything to go by.

“We asked who you thought would make up the coveted Champions League places in the Premier League and you answered in your thousands,” The Mirror reports.

“With one glaring omission… Unsurprisingly Manchester City were the overwhelming favourites to qualify for Europe with 25% of our readers giving them their vote in our online poll.

“Next up are their neighbours and currently their nearest challengers for the title Manchester United – who achieved just 2% less than their noisy neighbours.

“Only a fifth of our readers believe that the current champions Liverpool will be heading into Europe’s top competition next season, while Foxes fans will be buoyed to know that it isn’t just them who believe in Brendan Rodgers and this season’s title challenge.


‘Hammers bring up the rear with one per cent of vote’

“Despite their results improving since his arrival, it seems Mirror Football readers don’t believe that’s enough for Chelsea to make top four in Thomas Tuchel’s first season at the club with just 11% opting for them.

“Everton lead the rest of the pack with 3% – something that Carlo Ancelotti may disagree with.

“As for the rest; Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur side were selected by just 2% of voters with fellow London clubs; Arsenal and West Ham being up the rear with a solitary per cent.”

West Ham fans will be delighted that their club are even in the debate.

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Let’s prove them wrong, starting by blunting Blades

But they will also be desperate to see Moyes and his players make the most of an outstanding campaign and achieve something memorable.

Glory has been hard to find for West Ham over the years.

The club’s exit from the FA Cup last week means it will be at least 42 years without a major trophy.

But achieving Champions League football would be the next best thing.

West Ham must now go and prove the doubters wrong over the remaining 15 games, starting against the Blades tonight.

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