Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning that he does not expect West Ham United to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
Murphy said: "I think they have done brilliantly, let’s make no bones about it. Their away form has been terrific…
"Slaven Bilic does deserve huge credit, but to be in the top four at the end (of the season), I would be surprised."
West Ham are fourth in the Premier League table at the moment with 17 points from nine matches, just four points behind leaders Manchester City.
Under new manager Slaven Bilic, the Hammers have been playing well this campaign and have a brilliant away form.
However, it is hard to see the London outfit in the top four come the end of the season, mainly because Chelsea will become stronger in the coming months.
Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United are first, second and third respectively in the league table, and it is hard to see any of them dropping out of the top four.
West Ham will face Chelsea at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League on Saturday.