West Ham will definitely claim a top six spot this season and clinch a place in Europe – according to recent Premier League history.
ClaretandHugh can send a hugely optimistic Christmas message to the club and fans after a probe into the last six PL seasons.
It shows that no team in the top four at Christmas has failed to finish outside of the top six and a place in Europe.
Hammers fans can take some real Christmas cheer from the stats and here’s the breakdown with the Christmas positions in top four order and finishing positions in brackets.
2013/14: Liverpool (2), Man City (1), Arsenal (4) Everton (5)
2012/13: Man United (1) Man City (2), Chelsea (3), Arsenal (4)
2011/12: Man City (1) Man Utd (2) Tottenham (4), Chelsea (6)
2010/11: Man Utd (1), Arsenal (4), Man City (3), Chelsea (2)
2009/10: Chelsea (1) Man Utd (2),Arsenal (3), Aston Villa (6)
2008/09: Liverpool (2) Chelsea (3) A Villa (6) Man Utd (1)