With only eight games left to play in the 2021/22 Premier League season, everything is still to play for despite fading top-four hopes for West Ham United.

The Hammers’ top-four hopes have now taken a big hit following their discouraging 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur before the international break, but they still remain 7th in the league table.

With Arsenal now six points clear in the table with two games in hand, it seems unlikely that West Ham could catch up to a Champions League spot. However, this does not mean that the season is over just yet.

Sitting on 48 points with eight games to go, the Hammers only lie three points behind 5th placed Spurs and two points behind Manchester United who are 6th.

Despite having a difficult run of fixtures to finish the season, with Chelsea, Manchester City and the Europa League quarter-finals to consider, West Ham supporters should still look favourably on their chances to finish within the top six at the end of the campaign.

Despite the club’s great feats in European football this season, it is important that manager David Moyes still focuses on competing in both competitions to a high level following the international break.

Tottenham Hotspur are shaping up to be a highly competitive team going into the latter stages of the season and also have a favourable run of fixtures, however Manchester United are still yet to face three of the top six sides and the likes of Leicester City and Everton, too.

Everything is still to play for in terms of European football next season even if the Hammers fail to bring the Europa League trophy to east London for the first time in the club’s history.

The staff and the players at West Ham have done an exceptional job once again this season, and these final couple of months could shape up the campaign as one to remember for a long time to come.