West Ham United are right back in the relegation equation after a terrible weekend of results and their fate could rest in the hands of Everton.

West Ham looked to have taken a huge step towards survival with a 4-0 win at Norwich on Saturday.

But victories for Aston Villa and Bournemouth have changed everything.

West Ham and Watford now face off on Friday in a huge pressure six-pointer which could go a long way to deciding the fate of both teams.

Before then Villa travel to another side with nothing to play for in Everton, and it’s showing.

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Everton will play huge role in West Ham’s fate

Victory for Villa at Goodison Park would put them one point behind West Ham and Watford before the Hammers and Hornets play on Friday.

And worryingly for West Ham Everton are already on their holidays.

The Toffees were thumped 3-0 by Wolves on Sunday. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have won just two of their last nine games.

As a result Everton remain 11th in the Premier League with little hope of making a late push for Europe but well clear of relegation.

It is fast becoming a nightmare scenario for West Ham and the pressure is cranking up.

After the defeat to Wolves, Everton boss Ancelotti labelled their performances ‘unacceptable’ (BBC Sport). And Toffees skipper Seamus Coleman admitted the team had an attitude problem (Sky Sports).

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‘Unacceptable’ Toffees a huge worry for Hammers

Coleman questioned the desire and commitment of his teammates. And that will be music to Villa’s ears.


Worryingly for West Ham, Everton also play Bournemouth on the last day of the season.

So Everton could have a huge say in whether West Ham stay up or face relegation to the Championship.

Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperately hoping for a favour from his old club.

The only saving grace for West Ham might be that the alarming manner of the defeat to Wolves will act as smelling salts for Everton players fighting for their futures.

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Everton on their holidays but Coleman rant could provide the smelling salts

Coleman laid it on the line with his impassioned rant, saying the manager won’t hesitate to get rid of players he does not deem good enough.

West Ham will just have to hope it sparks a response in Everton ahead of the games against Villa and Bournemouth.

The last thing West Ham will want is to go into the Watford game with the added pressure of knowing Villa are just one point behind them.

Especially with the prospect of that last day showdown between West Ham and Villa looming large on the horizon.

It’s officially squeaky bum time for West Ham, and Everton could hold the key.

But at the moment they are not just on the beach but more lost at sea.

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