West Ham United are in grave danger of being relegated this season according to a former Tottenham Hotspur star and fan.
A horror fixture list and back-to-back Premier League defeats have ushered in the new season for West Ham.
Unrest among players and fans, a rift in the boardroom and takeover talk has enveloped the club.
There have been no new signings while a young academy star was sold to relegation rivals.
The manager David Moyes and two players – Issa Diop and Josh Cullen – now missing for at least two weeks after testing positive for Covid-19.
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And that’s all before the inevitable West Ham injury curse has struck.
West Ham face Wolves on Sunday in an increasingly important game. They must do it without Moyes and Diop.
And Sebastien Haller might be an injury concern after leaving the pitch feeling his hamstring following the 5-1 demolition of Hull City – read full story here.
West Ham fans are worried about their fate this season. And many in the media share their concerns.
One of those is former Tottenham and Wolves midfielder turned pundit Jamie O’Hara.
The talkSPORT presenter welcomed West Ham cult hero Carlton Cole onto his show this week.
Cole was highlighting the positives from West Ham’s improved display in the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal.
Former Tottenham star O’Hara has grave concerns about West Ham
But O’Hara – who was keen to point out he holds no West Ham grudges despite being a Spurs fan and ex player – believes it is a sign of what’s to come.
“West Ham (will be down the bottom trying to avoid relegation),” O’Hara said on talkSPORT.
“Isn’t that the biggest worry, in terms of getting beat when you’re playing well. At the end of the day that’s what I worry about the most with West Ham, is that when you’re playing well you’re still getting beat.
“I think they could struggle, I really do. I think there’s bad blood going around the place, they haven’t invested anything this season, they’ve got rid of a decent player in Diangana, I think they really needed to bring in some quality, I don’t think they have (or) they haven’t got it over the line yet.
‘I love West Ham but they’re in trouble’
“Is (transfer target James) Tarkowski that? He’s going to help but I think they need more. I think that they got away with it last season, they picked up results at the end of the season because they had a good run-in. I think they could find themselves in big trouble.
“They’re definitely going to be struggling and they’re going to be fighting relegation this season… They’re not going to have a point come November.
“They need to get some quality in. I for one love West Ham I think they’re a fantastic football club, with brilliant fans. I lived in Essex and I love West Ham as a football club (Cole points out O’Hara is a Spurs fan saying he loves West Ham), as a football club, I think they’re a brilliant football club.”