Spanish newspaper Sport has suggested West Ham's advantage over Arsenal and Tottenham is well deserved.
The Hammers were third before Manchester United’s win against Southampton last night and Sport has suggested that Sam Allardyce’s men fully deserve to be where they are in the table.
Sport suggests the main reason the Hammers are enjoying such a high league position is because they have a team playing well through a difficult period in the season, equipped with Allardyce having bought well last summer.
West Ham currently enjoy a five point advantage over Arsenal, in sixth place, and a seven point advantage over Tottenham, in tenth place.
The trick for the Hammers is going to be how they reinvent themselves once teams work out how to keep their key players quiet and also, who Allardyce signs in January, if anyone, to keep the squad fresh.
However, the fact a pro-Barcelona news source is dedicating column inches to West Ham is a well deserved tribute to how the side has been playing so impressively this season.