A big club announcement proves West Ham United are absolutely massive, just as Hammers fans have been telling everyone, after a dream week amid a jam-packed season.
West Ham are flying high at home and abroad this season.
David Moyes has transformed the club and turned a side battling relegation 20 months ago into a genuine European outfit.
West Ham are fourth in the Premier League at the quarter-way stage and top their Europa League group with a perfect three wins from three so far.
One more victory in Europe and West Ham will win the group and secure a place in the last 16.
You may think West Ham would sacrifice the Carabao Cup this season. But the mentality Moyes has instilled in his squad means that is not in West Ham’s make-up as was evident when they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford to secure their place in the fourth round.
What it has meant is a lot of extra travelling, matches and expense for West Ham’s loyal and long-suffering fans.
Here is a club that has not won anything for over 40 years. Yet West Ham continue to sell out their 60,000 capacity London Stadium and away ends everywhere they go.
After a long trip up to Everton last weekend, West Ham fans then had three home games in six days against Genk, Spurs and on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup against Manchester City – their reward for that win over Man United.
The hectic fixture schedule is West Ham’s price for success.
Big club announcement proves West Ham are absolutely massive
But unlike many high-profile clubs – such as Wednesday’s opponents and the reigning Premier League champions Man City – who struggle to sell out games when there are several matches close together, West Ham made an announcement which proves they are absolutely massive.
That’s after it was confirmed the game against City is a 60,000 sell out!
This is a FOURTH ROUND Carabao Cup game on a Wednesday night. A fourth game in 10 days. A third home game in six days.
But that has not perturbed West Ham’s fans who have rewarded the team for their brilliant performances by backing them to the hilt.
It will be a club record crowd for an EFL Cup game.
And West Ham proudly made the announcement on the club’s official website ahead of the game.
“The Claret & Blue Army have snapped up every seat available at the Hammers look to continue their fine start to the season – and build on a week which has seen them record three straight wins since the international break, including Sunday’s memorable derby victory over Tottenham Hotspur,” West Ham said in a statement.
“Manuel Lanzini’s goal defeated Manchester United in the previous round, so a tantalising Manchester double is on the cards this midweek in front of what will be a club-record crowd in the EFL Cup.”