With 14 games to go West Ham United are in the thick of the relegation battle.
January was a miserable month for West Ham besides the first day win over Bournemouth.
The negativity around the club has snowballed and was becoming difficult to stop.
Injuries have hindered West Ham’s progress all season. Unrest amongst the supporters and an uprising against the owners has been gathering momentum.
Hammers woes worsen under Moyes
On the pitch under David Moyes, West Ham have been even worse off than under Manuel Pellegrini.
A pathetic surrender in the 3-3 draw with Brighton last time out left the Hammers in the relegation zone.
VAR has played its part too. West Ham are officially the worst affected team in the Premier League in terms of the total number of goals they have had ruled out and given against them this season as a result of VAR decisions.
And back-to-back away games against Manchester City and Liverpool looked set to cement their place in the bottom three while doing some damage to the goal difference.
But there is a feeling that West Ham’s luck may just be changing.
But is West Ham’s luck changing?
The positive signings of Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen and bringing in Darren Randolph as backup for Lukasz Fabianski while somehow getting the hapless Roberto out of the club meant West Ham had a decent transfer window.
Then came the appointment of former skipper Kevin Nolan and Paul Nevin as assistants to Moyes.
Storm Ciara even helped the Hammers out in some respects. The match against Man City being called off meant no damage to the goal difference for now.
And for a change recent results have all gone West Ham’s way too.
Brighton drawing with Watford, Everton beating a Crystal Palace side freefalling their way into the relegation mix and Sheffield United winning against Bournemouth.
Perfect storm for a West Ham revival?
With the game against City off, Moyes and his newly assembled backroom team have an extended period to really nail down tactics, shape and team selection.
It also gives the Hammers a chance to get some of their injured players back fit like Felipe Anderson. And those who were playing when not fully fit – like Fabianski and Michail Antonio – also have a chance to recover properly.
In many ways this period acts as a mini pre-season for Moyes.
And although Liverpool still await after the break, West Ham will go into the relegation run-in fully fit and focused on what they need to do in the remaining games to survive.
According to Moyes that means four more wins and a couple of draws (The Sun).
Let’s hope these are all signs that West Ham’s luck is finally changing just in time.