West Ham are safe if Liverpool beat Leicester as fireman Sam Allardyce fights to extinguish the relegation flames at Leeds.
West Ham all but officially sealed Premier League safety with the 1-0 win over Man United last week.
But given the Hammers hold the unwanted record as the team relegated on the most points in Premier League history – 42 – nothing could be taken for granted.
West Ham face Brentford on Sunday afternoon. And David Moyes is being tipped to name a much-changed side with one eye on next Thursday night’s crucial European semi-final second leg at AZ Alkmaar.
With Southampton soon to be officially relegated, all West Ham eyes are on two big games this weekend.
West Ham safe if Liverpool beat Leicester as fireman Sam Allardyce fights to extinguish relegation flames at Leeds
Leeds vs Newcastle and Liverpool vs Leicester are extremely significant matches when it comes to sealing West Ham’s survival.
Given the massive 13-goal gulf in goal difference between West Ham and Leeds, Sam Allardyce’s side needed to win their last three games to overhaul the Hammers.
Leicester would need at least two wins and a draw and hope to make up ground on West Ham’s goal difference to have a chance of leapfrogging Moyes’s side.
West Ham play both Leeds and Leicester in the final two fixtures of the campaign.
But West Ham are safe if Liverpool beat Leicester as fireman Sam fights to extinguish the relegation flames at Leeds.
West Ham realistically already safe but it could be made official on Monday night
Defeat to Man City and a 2-2 draw with Newcastle means Leeds still have a chance of survival but – realistically – not at West Ham’s expense.
So if rejuvenated Liverpool see off Leicester at Anfield under the lights on Monday night – as expected – then West Ham are safe.
It would now take Leeds to beat West Ham and Tottenham by five or six goals and the Hammers to lose their last three games for the Elland Road outfit to have any chance of finishing above them.
Should West Ham get a point at Brentford and Liverpool do Moyes a big favour by beating the Foxes, then West Ham’s Premier League safety will be officially confirmed at Anfield on Monday night.
Even if West Ham lose to Brentford and Liverpool beat Leicester then the Hammers will officially seal survival if they avoid defeat to Leeds at the London Stadium next weekend.
But let’s have it right, it’s done.