West Ham United will stay up this season but only just.

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That’s according to reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee.

West Ham have eight games left of a torrid season in which to secure Premier League survival.

Things don’t get any easier with Tottenham and Chelsea up next.

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West Ham facing huge pressure in six-pointers

Then the pressure will really ramp up with a series of huge six-pointers against teams around West Ham in the table.

A dismal 2-0 defeat to Wolves at the weekend got the restart off to the worst possible start for West Ham.

And it has left Hammers fans fearing the worst about a season where nothing seems to have gone their way.

Whether it is injuries to key players, West Ham being the team most affected by VAR decisions or the global health crisis denying them games against Wolves and Tottenham when both were there for the taking.

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Insider delivers relegation verdict

Ahead of the final run-in West Ham fans wanted to know what anonymous Twitter and podcast personality ExWHUemployee thought of the club’s survival chances.

And while Ex believes West Ham will survive, it is only because there are three worse teams.

“I think we will only stay up because there are three worse teams than us and even then that’s optimistic,” ExWHUemployee said on Twitter.

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Hammers have easiest run-in but football isn’t played on paper

On paper West Ham have the easiest run-in of the teams in the bottom six.

Aston Villa and Bournemouth, the two teams directly below West Ham, have the toughest.

Brighton set the cat amongst the pigeons with an unexpected 2-1 win over Arsenal at the weekend.

West Ham face bottom half opposition in five of the last eight matches with games against Newcastle, Burnley, Norwich, Watford and Aston Villa to come.

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