Robbie Savage’s response when asked about West Ham’s realistic ambition this season

West Ham United will face competition from Leicester City, Manchester United and Crystal Palace for the fourth spot, says Robbie Savage.

Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage said on the BBC Radio 5 live - 606 show on Saturday evening (January 2) that West Ham United can finish fourth in the Premier League this season.

When asked by a West Ham fan on the show the realistic target for the London outfit, Savage said: “I think you are looking at fourth.

“I think that fourth place is there for somebody,” added the former Wales international. “I think the top three are going to be Arsenal, City, Spurs.

“I think Leicester could finish fourth, West Ham could finish fourth, United could finish fourth, Palace could finish fourth. That fourth place is open for someday who could snatch it.”

West Ham are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 32 points from 20 matches.

The Hammers are four points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently fourth in the standings and occupy the final Champions League spot.

Arsenal, Leicester City and Manchester City are first, second and third respectively, while Manchester United are above Slaven Bilic’s side in fifth.

Crystal Palace and Liverpool in seventh and eighth respectively are also chasing a place in the top four, and West Ham have their work cut out.

The London outfit should not get carried away and must take it one game at a game. If the Hammers continue to win matches and pick up points, then the rest will fall into place.

A top-six finish should be West Ham’s main objective, but that does not mean that the fans cannot dream of the team ending up in the Champions League places.

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