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Soft Liverpool run-in a Hammers worry

Despite defeat at Newcastle yesterday this is not the time to give up entirely on those Champions League hopes.

However, if we are entirely honest Liverpool  probably look favourites to grab a place ahead of us given their extraordinarily soft run in and three major injury worries.

Chelsea on the other hand are faced with a challenging set of fixtures with the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Leicester on their agenda.

No, I haven’t given up – not in my nature – but it’s hard to see anything but near maximum points for the scousers with only Manchester United at Old Trafford having a question mark over it.

The rest of their programme involved playing Leeds (a), Newcastle (h), Saints (h), WBA (a), Burnley (a) and Palace (h).

Any match can be lost as well demonstrated at Newcastle yesterday but it’s hard to see where the Reds may slip up apart from at Old Trafford.

Chelsea, meanwhile have a tough run in facing us Brighton (h) us at he London Stadium, Fulham (h), Man City (a), Arsenal (h), Leicester (h) and Villa.

Our own games see us pitched in against the Blues of course and the game that always worries me, Burnley away) before finishing up against Everton, Brighton, West Brom and Southampton.

We need those three back fast!

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8 comments on “Soft Liverpool run-in a Hammers worry

  1. All in our own hands. We shall see!!

  2. I wouldn’t say Leeds or burnley away were that easy.look on the bright side the last time we lost to Newcastle we woke up !

  3. I only potentially see them dropping points in the Man Utd game. I think they’ll win the rest of them. Think realistically were fighting Chelsea and Leicester for the remaining spot.

  4. If City win the champions league and Arsenal don’t win the Europa, 5th gets the champions league spot. Plus, Liverpool at Leeds isn’t easy, neither at Burnley or United. All to play for. Gotta beat Chelsea next week

  5. Worryingly for me it isn’t the fixtures, we just can’t stop shipping goals in again,
    I thought Moyes had sorted it.
    We just don’t have the squad for these keg injuries and it still baffles me how a premier league team doesn’t have a forward in the club.
    Oh well onwards …

  6. If we show the spirit that we showed in the second half yesterday I will be satisfied, whether or not we qualify for the Champions League

    Chelsea will be pretty tough – though they have a game to play before we face them

  7. No one is going to win all their remaining games .It hasn’t happened all season, so why now ? Only Man City sr capable of that and that will only affect us if they beat the teams around us.You forget to mention that Chelsea play Real Madrid before we play them and again 3 days after.If we have a chance of beating them ,it is right now.We need to win.

  8. Sorry but we are weakened through centre midfield by Nobes who is not on the pace. This is making the other defenders move to uncomfortable positions to compensate and we are being ripped up again. Look how Newcastle broke through the centre – we were so exposed. Unless DM replaces Nobes in there, I see us losing all six

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