West Ham are sitting precariously in the Premier League after five consecutive defeats, with the most recent being a 3-0 reverse to Arsenal last night.
The Hammers will have been thankful to see Tottenham Hotspur come from behind and defeat Swansea City, which ensured Slaven Bilic’s side retained their five-point lead, but a huge test now awaits between now and the end of the season.
West Ham tackle Swansea this weekend, a match where they desperately need a positive outcome, before further clashes with Sunderland, Everton and Stoke to finish April.
With ties with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool awaiting in May, the Hammers really need to kick-on and start getting points on the board.
Despite their concerning position though, Slaven Bilic revealed he urged the team not to panic after defeat at the Emirates Stadium last night and highlighted the importance of this weekend’s tie at the London Stadium.
“I told the guys ’OK, forget tonight, we have a few massive games in front of us’.”
We have a huge game in the Premier League, a very important game, against Swansea on Saturday and we will fight to keep Premier League status.”
Bilic admitted in his post-match press conference that his side have been sucked into the relegation battle and question marks on the Croatian’s future remain, after he received the dreaded vote of confidence from the West Ham board at the weekend.