Les Ferdinand delivered a grim verdict on West Ham’s hopes of avoiding the drop this season, when speaking exclusively to Football.London.
The Hammers are currently sitting in 18th spot in the Premier League table, one point adrift of safety.
And they have some incredibly difficult games on the horizon.
At least results elsewhere have gone their way in recent weeks, with teams in and around them either losing or drawing their respective games.
West Ham have to play Liverpool away, Southampton at home, Arsenal away, Wolves at home, Tottenham away and Chelsea at home in their next six matches.
And Ferdinand highlighted the size of the task that awaits the Hammers, when speaking exclusively to Football.London:
“You look at their games that they’ve got coming up, Liverpool’s their next one. There are no easy games in the Premier League and you just don’t want to be playing someone in that top half of the table and that’s where all the teams they will be playing against are. You need to be playing someone where you are and try and win that game. That’s what West Ham need because more games you lose, the confidence takes a battering and it seems harder and harder to get to where you want to go.”
Part of the problem at West Ham is how Moyes continues to set his team up so defensively. When we were leading 3-1 against Brighton, and dominating the game, the Scot changed things up, went more defensive, and invited the Seagulls on to us. That resulted in a 3-3 draw.
The he took his team to Manchester City and decided the best way to go about things was by playing 10 men behind the ball. Another fail.
Moyes must start trying to win games over the six match period coming up. Because otherwise, West Ham could be a long way adrift by the time they play the so-called easier games.