It has been a start to the season to remember for West Ham United. The job that David Moyes is doing at the London Stadium, as they were a side narrowly above the relegation places when he took over in 2019.
The team that he picked up at that point was 17th and just one point above the drop zone.
When Moyes revealed that all he does is ‘win’ in his first press conference, there was widespread laughter given how the Scot failed during a short reign at Manchester United.
However, there is little doubt that nobody is laughing anymore, as anyone associated with the Premier League will be delighted to see Moyes back at the top of his game with a high-flying West Ham United.
Champions League Places Up For Grabs
The start that West Ham have made to the season has seen them emerge as a contender for the Champions League places.
The top three looks extremely difficult to break into, as Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea look set to do battle for the league title.
However, the growing doubts surrounding Manchester United mean that the fourth spot is in the air.
When it comes to the consistency required to mount a challenge, there is no denying West Ham are that the level needed.
Even at the back end of last season, the Hammers were strong on the pitch.
They won three of their last five games to secure a Europa League spot, which is another competition that could be their way in to the Champions League.
West Ham are currently the +1000 favorites to win the Europa League this season, which is a staggering indicator that shows just how far they have come since their 16th place finish in the 2019-20 season.
Very few could argue against them being favorites at this stage, as the Hammers look to win a first piece of silverware since 1981.
Is A League Challenge Out Of The Question?
You would find very few soccer fans that would be happy to say that there is no chance the Hammers can win the Premier League this season.
Memories are already pouring back to Leicester City’s famous success back in the 2015-16 season.
However, the Premier League is unquestionably stronger than it was in that season.
But, this West Ham side have been a team consistently building, and it is by no means a mistake that they find themselves in the top three coming into this international break.
They finished just two points outside of the top-four last season, and only Premier League champions Manchester City and Champions League winners Chelsea have picked up more league points this calendar year.
It could be a season of a lifetime for the Hammers, and there is no denying that similarities between this West Ham side and the Leicester title-winning team are evident.
A willingness to fight for every point for their manager, and a fighting spirit taking each game as it comes are both blueprints of the Foxes title challenge.
We aren’t saying that they will win the Premier League this season, but West Ham are by far one of the stories to keep an eye on, and that is evident by their odds being cut to +5000 to win the trophy that everyone wants.
Current West Ham Odds
- To Win The Premier League- +5000
- To Finish Top Four- +300
- To Win The Europa League- +1000
- To Win FA Cup- +2000
- To Win EFL Cup- +800