Two months ago West Ham United were being talked about as potential top four material.
Seven games without a win has seen Manuel Pellegrini’s side plummet from third in the Premier League table to 16th.
The more savvy among West Ham’s fans have been pointing out the club’s kind fixture list in the first 12 games.
Hammers fans are angry that another season looks to have been derailed.
Daunting task awaits West Ham
But Pellegrini’s failure to get the points on the board when they should have could come back to haunt West Ham.
That’s after an alarming new table charting fixture list difficulty highlighted West Ham’s remaining fixtures as the HARDEST in the entire Premier League.
The Strength of Schedule table from Footylabs shows West Ham have had the fourth easiest set of fixtures in the league so far.
Hammers have squandered fourth easiest start
But the remaining 26 games are statistically the toughest in the top flight.
The next four games alone go some way to proving that point.
The struggling Hammers face Tottenham at home before Chelsea and Wolves away followed by Arsenal at home.
Everton have the next most difficult remaining fixtures followed by Brighton and Bournemouth.
Time to step up
Ironically Tottenham have the easiest schedule from here on in while Liverpool have the third easiest according to the statistics.
West Ham are in danger of putting themselves in the thick of a relegation battle.
A win over bitter rivals Spurs on Saturday would be a good way to start getting the faltering season back on track.
Thankfully for West Ham, football matches aren’t played on paper or the computer. It is time to stand up and be counted.