If West Ham United beat Aston Villa on Monday night, they will go third in the league and level on points with Manchester City.
This would a pretty big turnaround, considering the Hammers lost 5-0 against the Citizens on the opening day of the campaign.
West Ham’s official Twitter page has posted a tweet ahead of kick-off to help gauge the mood among the fans:
The international break is done and dusted and we’re back in action tonight at Villa Park!
COME ON YOU IRONS!! pic.twitter.com/Hvme7loK3M
— West Ham United (@WestHam) September 16, 2019
There are some supporters who are confident ahead of the game, a feeling which has been helped by the club’s four-game unbeaten run in all competitions, with the last three of those being wins, as per Transfermarkt.
However, some are taking the fact the Hammers could jump to such a high position in the league as a sign that things are bound to go wrong.
Aston Villa showed that they can be very hard to beat under the Villa Park lights, as they defeated Everton 2-0 despite having just 35.2% of possession, as per WhoScored.
It is a performance such as that, mixed with the vision of the club being about to ‘do a West Ham’ that has made some fans reluctant about getting too ahead of themselves.
A selection of Twitter reaction to West Ham’s pre-match post can be seen below:
Please just win. I want to taste 3rd for a week
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) September 16, 2019
Please don’t be really predictable and roll over and lose 2/3-0.
— Nick Browne (@browne_nick) September 16, 2019
I think we’ll lose 2 nil mate. Easily too
— Ollie (@j22oph) September 16, 2019
— Josh (@josh_whu) September 16, 2019
Don’t do a West Ham today. Just win please.
— Kid Fairley (@KidFairley) September 16, 2019
Realistically mate, I think 1-1 McGinn and Haller to score! You?
— KZ (@kareem_zaman) September 16, 2019