West Ham remain in the relegation zone on 24 points after 25 games in 18th position.
West Ham has a tough run of seven games with Manchester City, Liverpool, Southampton, Arsenal, Wolves, Spurs and Chelsea. Relegation now seems a very real possibility with the Hammers needing an average of a point in their last 13 games just to reach 37 points which does not guarantee safety.
The Hammers have been relegated twice since the Premier League was formed in 1992. Once in the 2002/2003 season they they famously finished 18th on 42 points with a good team when 44 points was need for safety that year and more recently in the 2010/2011 under Avram Grant when West Ham finished 20th on 33 points when 40 points was needed to be safe.
Outside the Premier League West Ham have been relegated a further four times from the top flight division.
1931/1932 finished 22nd in Division 1 (31 points) 1977/1978 finished 20th in Division 1 (32 points) 1988/1989 finished 19th in Division 1 (38 points) 1991/1992 finished 22nd in Division 1 (38 points)
In today’s Claret and Hugh poll we ask whether West Ham will be relegated this season?