Despite Liverpool sneaking ahead of us at the death in the Fair Play League, it still looks odds-on the Hammers getting the chance to compete via their second position.
And David Gold questioned on Twitter on whether he believed we are ready for such a test declared emphatically “I am!”
This followed his announcement on ClaretandHugh that he believed the club would take up the offer to play in the early stages of the Europa League should the opportunity present itself.
As we reported earlier all depends now on Liverpool staying in the PL top six which would see them qualify automatically qualify for a UEFA Europa league spot which would see us offered the FPL spot.
Should Arsenal win the FA Cup, a seventh place will also open up for Europa League after the rules changed this season to not award it to runners up of the FA Cup.