Relegation battle will go to the end – Moyes

1 year ago

West Ham United manager David Moyes says it is imperative his side make the most of their remaining home matches, as he feels the relegation battle will go right down to the wire.

Just 10 Premier league games are left in the season and there are still around 11 teams currently embroiled in a battle against the drop.

Take away West Brom, who are rock-bottom and seven points from safety, and there is just eight points separating 19th-place Stoke City with Everton in ninth.

It is turning out to be one of the closest relegation battles for some time and the Hammers, who are three points above the drop-zone, still have work to do.

Moyes’ men have picked up just one win from their past five league outings and they head to Swansea this Saturday on the back of a 4-1 thumping at the hands of Liverpool last Saturday.

West Ham, who are unbeaten in four at home, have six games left at the London Stadium and Moyes believes picking up results on their own patch will be crucial.

“We have got quite a few home games to come which we have to try and use to our advantage,” he said at a press conference. “We know if we keep picking up points, hopefully we will find ourselves a Premier League club next season.

“There is going to be a fight on and it looks like it could go to the end of the season.”

West Ham will have to be on top form if they are going to get anything against Swansea on Saturday, with the Welsh outfit on a six-game winning run in all competitions at the Liberty Stadium.

The Hammers have won the last two encounters, both by a 1-0 scoreline, but they were on home soil and West Ham have not triumphed in Wales since 2014.