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Rio and Hoddle tip Hammers for big finish

Glenn Hoddle and Rio Ferdinand have tipped West Ham to come through and finish in the top four.

Leicester collapsed to a 4-2 home defeat against Newcastle United on Friday night and have a daunting final set of fixtures against Manchester United, Chelsea and  Spurs. Brendan Rodgers’ side remains third in the Premier League table but their latest setback has offered fourth-placed Chelsea and fifth-placed West Ham optimism they can be overhauled.

BT Sport pundits Glenn Hoddle (left) and Rio Ferdinand (right) fear for Leicester's position

The Hammers could be just two points behind Leicester come the end of the weekend and have a much more favourable run-in against Brighton, West Brom and Southampton.

Speaking on BT Sport, Hoddle said: ‘Leicester have got the FA Cup final on their minds as well. It’s going to be a very, very hard task for me to win those games.

‘I have got a sneaky feeling that Leicester might just slip out. I think West Ham sneak in.

‘West Ham have to keep their nerve. They can be more relaxed about it.

‘If they end up in the Europa League, it’s still a fantastic season. With [Jesse] Lingard playing well, they’ve got a good team. They’ve got a good balance, good defending and can score goals.’

Rio Ferdinand said: ‘West Ham will be sitting there with the confidence and momentum they’ve got and saying the’ve got a crack on this.

‘I think Leicester might swap places with West Ham and Chelsea move up to third.”

West Ham will need to play their last four games like they are cup finals and not worry about results around them. They need to win all four games to have a chance of Champions League football next season and that should be their only focus.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Rio and Hoddle tip Hammers for big finish

  1. Anyone else think the ManC v Chelsea farce was a good example of match fixing? Worst game ManC have played in years and Aguero misses a PK. Another PK should likely have been awarded ManC but…
    Anyone but WHU?

  2. Shame about Chelsea being so strong now. Think we’re relying on winning all four games and hoping Leicester lose one of their last three now to make the champions league. I would much rather we got in the champions league at the expense of Chelsea rather than Leicester but I guess we have to take what we can get.

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