West Ham Have Potential To Compete
West Ham are a team on the up in the Premier League under manager David Moyes, with the club once again challenging for a top-four finish this season.
Based in London and with a modern stadium to call their home, the Hammers are starting to become a club that is narrowing the gap on the giants at the top of the English game.
Hammers Starting to See Rewards
Not long ago considered a side that would be happy with Premier League survival, the hierarchy at the London Stadium have made some wise decisions in where they want to take the club. West Ham, who are among the favourites in the Premier League odds from Betfair for a top-four finish, started that process by bringing back Moyes in for a second spell at the club. The former Everton and Manchester United manager has created a team that will get plenty of backers in the Premier League tips this weekend. A side that is tough to break down but is also capable of moments of magic, there’s a reason why West Ham have real ambitions to finally reach the Champions League.
Last season saw the Hammers come on leaps and bounds to finish in sixth place in the Premier League table to secure Europa League football. Such is how far the team have come, many were disappointed the club could not reach the Champions League, as they ended up just two points off the top four. Despite the thoughts of what could have been, West Ham have taken to their Europa League status in impressive fashion and have already booked their place in the knockout stage of the competition.
The extra income European football brings to a club can’t be underestimated and West Ham will be feeling the benefits of that this season. The east London side are well off competing on the financial level of the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool but they are certainly moving in the right direction.
Success can Breed Further Success
As West Ham look to secure more European football for next season, the quality of players they can attract to the London Stadium will improve further. The club already has the benefit of being based in one of the most desirable cities in the world for footballers to play, but being able to offer European football takes West Ham to the next level.
The Hammers showed last summer what kind of player they can attract after securing the services of French international defender Kurt Zouma from London rivals Chelsea. The 27-year-old is an ambitious player who harbours hopes of titles for both club and country. While challenging for the Premier League title might be out of reach for the moment, a top-four finish for Zouma and West Ham is an achievable target.
At times West Ham’s success can go under the radar but this side is one on the rise, and it seems like everything is set for the club to achieve great things both on and off the field.