It is a big night for West Ham United and David Moyes’s side are not even playing.

How West Ham could make Champions League by finishing fifth but could also miss out if they come fourth

Four of West Ham’s closest rivals in the race for Champions League football are in action.

Last night went well for West Ham.

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Results went West Ham’s way on Wednesday night as Man United, Leicester and Villa all dropped points

Manchester United and Leicester could only draw while Aston Villa lost 1-0 to Sheffield United.

Tonight West Ham need a favour from old boss Sam Allardyce as West Brom take on Everton.

If the Toffees win they will go above West Ham.

Tottenham can cut the gap on West Ham to just three points with victory at Fulham.

Then Liverpool and Chelsea go head-to-head which means at least one or both will drop points.

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Big night for the Hammers in race for Europe as four rivals play

Whatever happens this evening West Ham will not end the night in fourth spot.

A win for Chelsea over Liverpool would put them two points ahead of West Ham.

 

A draw between the pair would see the Blues go above Moyes’s side on goal difference. And a win for the Reds would see them go above the Hammers by a point.

The best case scenario for Moyes’s boys would be a draw between Chelsea and Liverpool and wins for West Brom and Fulham.

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The best and worst case scenarios for West Ham

If that happens then West Ham will only drop down one place to fifth.

The lowest West Ham can drop is sixth if Everton win.

West Ham’s rivals all play again this weekend before the game against Leeds on Monday night.

Moyes will be hoping results go West Ham’s way so that victory over Marcelo Bielsa’s side is enough to reclaim fourth spot.

Indeed with Manchester United playing Man City – and depending on Leicester’s result at Brighton – the Hammers could go just three points off second place with a victory over Leeds – with a game in hand!

It is certainly more exciting and enjoyable than a relegation scrap.

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