West Ham’s fifth consecutive defeat in the Premier League came against Arsenal last night, leaving Slaven Bilic’s side in a precarious position.
The Hammers remain five points above the drop-zone and can be thankful for Tottenham Hotspur’s late turnaround against Swansea City, as victory for the Welsh side would have left the Hammers with only a two-point cushion.
As it stands, West Ham still have a decent chunk of points between them and the dreaded relegation places but it’s all to play for- especially with the Hammers coming toe-to-toe with relegation rivals Swansea this weekend.
The Swans will have felt unfortunate not to get anything from last night’s game with Spurs, where they led for the majority of the clash, and have not tasted victory for over a month.
However, the same can be said for the Hammers and a run of five consecutive defeats, accompanied by a difficult end to the season where the East London side have to clash with the likes of Spurs and Liverpool, hasn’t left fans with too much optimism.
In fact, the majority are expecting a major tussle to avoid the drop-zone over the remaining weeks of the current season and many are fearful of spending next year in the Championship.
Undertaker retirement and now possible chance west ham relegation what else could happen
— Jase (@WestHamJase) April 5, 2017
#ARSWHU just when I thought West Ham's season was drifting aimlessly they liven it up with a headlong plunge towards relegation. Oh boy.
— Man2Big4Boat (@4Boat) April 5, 2017
Relegation battle is truly on. No clean sheet in 10 is awful. #bilicout
— West Ham Info (@WestHam_OS) April 5, 2017
Let's be totally honest, this side under Bilic looks like a Championship side right now, can he change that??? I honestly don't know
— TheWestHamWayCoUk (@WestHamWaycouk) April 5, 2017
Love my West Ham always will…but I’ve seen it all before…#Championship
— Pete ⚒ (@TheSilverfoxWHU) April 5, 2017
WEST HAM UNITED
2015/16 : Dimitri Payet FC
2016/17: Billic and the rest of the team exposed
2017/18: Sky Bet Championship
— (@HammersDaily_) April 5, 2017
@WestHam_Central I'm joining you in the nut house. We are doomed guys. Everything has been horrendous today. We don't know how to play
— WobblyKnee (@DodgyPatella) April 5, 2017