David Moyes has warned his Hammers side that they will have to play very well to have any chance of beating Wolves this weekend.
The Irons take on the Molineux side on Sunday in a game that could have a huge impact on the top four race.
Moyes’ side currently sit five points behind Manchester United in fourth, although they do have a game in hand on Ralf Rangnick’s side. They are also three points behind Arsenal, who have two games in hand.
Wolves are two points behind West Ham with a game in hand, meaning that the Irons really do need to win the game on Sunday if they are to remain in with a shout of qualifying for the Champions League.
And Moyes has warned his players that they will have to be at their very best to beat Sunday’s opponents, so good have Wolves been throughout this season, while he felt they were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Arsenal in midweek.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “Wolves are very good. I think they would have seen themselves as a little bit unlucky not to have taken something from the game against Arsenal on Thursday but it was two good teams playing.
“The standard of the teams around the top positions in the Premier League is very, very strong. You are going to have to play well. Very small margins and the games are going right to the last minute as we saw even on Thursday.
“Quite often that’s the way it is. I see very little between a lot of teams in the Premier League at the moment.”