West Ham United’s victory over Burnley last night carried more significance than many may have realised.
The superb 2-1 win over a dogged Clarets side breathed new life into West Ham’s Champions League bid.
But it also set a new West Ham club record for the most number of wins ever in a Premier League season.
West Ham set new Premier League win record
The result means West Ham have now recorded 17 wins this season with four games to go.
That is one more win than the 16 recorded five years ago in the 2015/16 Farewell Boleyn campaign.
It is the same number of wins as fourth-placed Chelsea and only two less than second-placed Man United and third-placed Leicester.
The magnitude of the turnaround under David Moyes cannot be underestimated.
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The only shame is that West Ham fans haven’t been at games to witness what is one of the best Hammers teams of the last 40 years.
West Ham will set another new record if they surpass the 62 point mark. That is West Ham’s record Premier League points total – also achieved in the 2015/16 campaign.
West Ham finished just four points off a Champions League spot that term.
Now all eyes are on whether Moyes’s boys can go one better and make the top four as a crowning achievement to an incredible season.
Four wins should do it but three could be enough given Chelsea’s tough run-in
West Ham know if they can win their four remaining games they will have a great chance.
But three could be enough given Chelsea’s tough run-in.
The Blues play champions elect Man City next weekend with Pep Guardiola’s side looking to seal the title with a win.
Tomas Tuchel’s side also face Arsenal, Leicester and Aston Villa – who should have talisman Jack Grealish back by then.
That’s not to mention the Champions League and FA Cup distractions the west Londoners have too.
With Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell back and the prospect of Declan Rice returning from injury next weekend too things are looking hugely positive for West Ham right now.
Come. On. You. Irons.