David Moyes’ men are currently sitting in fourth position in the Premier League table after enjoying a fabulous campaign so far.
The Hammers took advantage of a disappointing result for Chelsea over the weekend by seeing off Wolves 3-2 on Monday night, leapfrogging Thomas Tuchel’s men into a Champions League qualification spot.
With just eight games remaining of the campaign, the London Stadium outfit are now in the driving seat as the race for a place in next season’s elite cup competition draws to a conclusion, but Neville doesn’t think West Ham will have enough to cause an upset.
He said: “Look, I said before the game that Leicester, I think the top three would be in there, but even that tonight, I don’t think West Ham will make the top four, as good a season as they are having, but it has brought Leicester just back into a sort of position where you think, they’re not as comfortable as I thought there were before the game, even though it’s not changed anything in terms of Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool.
“But it does make you think, that result, in terms of sort of what’s coming up in that West Ham Leicester game, obviously that’s coming up. But brilliant for West Ham. I think if Rice was fit, they could potentially create a massive shock, but I just think they’ll fall short. They won’t get in the top four.”
TIF Thoughts on West Ham…
Whether West Ham finish inside the top four or not, they will be able to look back on this campaign with pride having exceeded everyone’s expectations and consistently punched above their weight.
Injuries could play a big part in determining their final league position, as star-striker Michail Antonio hobbled off at Molineux last time out and could join Declan Rice on the sidelines for the end-of-season run-in.