Rio Ferdinand has performed a big U-turn on West Ham and predicted that we will now finish seventh in the Premier League table come the end of the season.
The Hammers are currently occupying fourth spot in the table and we are sitting ahead of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.
The problem we have is that all of those teams have games in hand over us.
At the end of the day though, those clubs have to win those matches. And as Tottenham proved against Southampton on Wednesday night, that is easier said than done when it comes to crunch time.
David Moyes has worked wonders since taking over at the London Stadium and the fact that we are even in the conversation in the race for the Champions League places proves what a tremendous job he has done in charge of West Ham.
Rio Ferdinand performs West Ham U-turn
The former Hammers player is far from popular in East London due to his allegiance to Manchester United.
Considering the fact that West Ham are the club that made the former England international, his lack of interest in us now really does seem rather strange.
Prior to the clash between Arsenal and Wolves last night, Rio backed us to finish in fifth spot this season. After the Gunners won at Molineux though, he completely changed his mind.
“I might change it after today’s result (Wolves 0-1 Arsenal). Arsenal might move up and West Ham might finish seventh. I picked that (old prediction) before the result today, I want to change it.”
Fair enough, everyone’s entitled to their opinion.
And considering our worrying lack of depth, we have a seriously hard task ahead of us in the race for the fourth and final Champions League spot.
The thing is, the Hammers have been proving everyone wrong since the start of last season. And there is absolutely no reason why we can’t do it again this term.
If Moyes’s men are to finish inside the top four, our next batch of games will be absolutely vital. West Ham face Leicester away and Newcastle and Wolves at home between now and the end of the month.
A minimum of seven points from those three outings will set us up perfectly for the run-in. And hopefully we go on to prove Rio Ferdinand wrong.