Legend makes bold claim as he backs West Ham for the title and states astonishing Leicester fact to back it up.

West Ham are flying under David Moyes and fighting on all fronts.

Things are just so positive for West Ham right now.

The Hammers are riding high in third place in the Premier League with almost a third of the season gone.

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David Moyes’s side are one game from the Carabao Cup semi-finals. And West Ham are on the brink of qualifying for the Europa League last 16.

And there was major news this week when West Ham confirmed a deal to sell a 27 per cent stake in the club to Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky (whufc.com).

According to reports the investment values West Ham at over £600 million.

West Ham have proved they are no flash in the pan. Indeed statistics show the Hammers are officially the third best team in 2021 behind Man City and Chelsea.

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They went into the international break just three points off Premier League leaders Chelsea following the memorable 3-2 win over Liverpool.

And West Ham legend Trevor Sinclair has made a bold claim that his old club can win the title stating ‘stranger things have happened’.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Sinclair also highlighted an astonishing Leicester fact that seriously bodes well for West Ham.

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Legend backs West Ham for the title and states astonishing Leicester fact

“Leicester City had one point less in 2015/16 (when they unforgettably won the title) than West Ham have now,” Sinclair said on talkSPORT.

“Stranger things have happened.

“Stranger. Things. Have. Happened,” Sinclair said when pressed as to whether he was backing West Ham for the title.

Sinclair is spot on with his facts here.

After 11 games back in 2015/16, Leicester did indeed have 22 points and a goal difference of plus four.

The Premier League table after 11 games of the 2015/16 season. Photo: Premier League

This season West Ham have 23 points after 11 games and a plus 10 goal difference.

Indeed back in 2015/16 West Ham – as they did last season – went agonisingly close to making the top four and securing a Champions League spot.

And after 11 games of that campaign the Hammers had collected only three points less than they have now with a plus seven goal difference.

There is no reason West Ham cannot maintain their form and consistency. After all they have been doing it for the last 20 months or more under Moyes.

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But a crucial factor behind Leicester’s title win was keeping all their key players fit for most of the campaign.

And the Foxes did not have European football to factor into the equation either.

It remains to be seen how West Ham cope without defender Angelo Ogbonna after he was ruled out – potentially for the season – with an ACL injury. The Italian is a big leader in this Hammers side and had forged one of the best defensive partnerships in the top flight with Kurt Zouma.

The mere fact West Ham are even being considered as title challengers is the stuff of dreams.

What an exciting time to be a Hammer.

More West Ham news:

Mega TV money on the way for West Ham in three-way battle.

Gold’s daughter reassures West Ham fans over new Czech investors.

£4bn US sportswear brand rumoured as possible new West Ham sponsor.

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