Bullish West Ham star Alex Song fires ominous warning to Aston Villa ahead of clash

West Ham United star Alex Song has warned Aston Villa to be afraid ahead of tonight's clash at Upton Park.

Confidence is high in the Hammers squad with the club sitting pretty in sixth place in the Premier League table with one eye on the Champions League places.

Villa by contrast are rooted to the bottom of the table with 13 points, 10 adrift of safety.

Slaven Bilic's side were twice pegged back to draw 2-2 in a thrilling draw with Manchester City last time out at the Boleyn Ground and followed that up with a 0-0 draw in the FA Cup fourth round against Liverpool at Anfield at the weekend.

Remi Garde's side were unceremoniously thrashed 4-0 by City in their FA Cup clash but have bigger fish to fry this season.

And they have been steadily improving in the league as they battle for a miraculous revival to save their Premier League status.

'Miracle won't start here'

But speaking on the club's official website, Hammers star Song has warned Villa their revival won't be starting in East London.

"It won't be an easy game because they have got nothing to lose," Song told whufc.com.

"For me, I say we dropped one point against City.

"We have to show them (Villa) the way we played against City, when we start the game we don't give them any room here.

"I think if we start like this they will not have any chance to have anything here.

"Like I said, they come with nothing to lose, everything to win, but if we start like we did against City and against Liverpool then we won't give them any chances."

A win could leave the Hammers just three points off bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place while for Villa nothing less than three points will do in their unlikely quest to survive.

With both clubs needing the points for very different reasons it should make for an entertaining game at Villa Park.

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