TV star Danny Dyer backs beloved West Ham for Champions League after flying start to season

TV star Danny Dyer is backing his beloved West Ham United for the Champions League after their win over Chelsea sealed a stunning start to the season.

The Hammers are third in the Premier League after 10 games with 20 points and have the best away record in the top flight.

Slaven Bilic's side are also the second highest scorers in the league and have been tipped as serious contenders for a top six place given that we are now over a quarter of the way through the campaign.

It has Hammers fans dreaming of a shock tilt at a Champions League berth for next season and Dyer is one of them.

'Why can't we have a bit of glory?'

The EastEnders star, who first went to Upton Park as a child with his dad, has told West Ham's official site the club are finally going to get their day in the sun under their enigmatic new boss.

“I want to experience Champions League football," Dyer told

"It is our time and we are due it.

“We have a strong team this season and why shouldn't we be dreaming about a top four finish.

"We are in third place at the minute and looking at Champions League so why not, why not?

"You know what's like over here, we've had a lot of heartache but we're still West Ham 'til we die."

"Why can't we be treated to a bit of glory?"

Dyer is right to be excited but its a big ask

Dyer has every right to be excited about the future of the Hammers, they have earned respect this season with their attacking performances.

For once West Ham have the squad to compete at the top end of the table and injuries to key players permitting should be there or thereabouts for a top six place.

If Bilic's side were to maintain their current average of two points per game they would probably win the league.

And it will take an average approaching that to make the Champions League, so it is a tough ask.

A big positive is that the former Croatia boss has rectified their indifferent home form with the Chelsea victory.

And now Eastenders really are dreaming of big things.

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