West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic talks up Sunderland's survival chances

West Ham United are set to take on Sunderland at the weekend.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has talked up Sunderland’s chances of staying in the Premier League this season at his press conference earlier this morning.

West Ham are due to face Sunderland at the weekend, and Bilic has warned his side about being complacent going into the fixture.

The Black Cats may be stuck in the relegation zone as things stand, but the Croatian boss is wary of the threat that they can pose.

Sunderland’s form has improved since the January transfer window, when they added five new players to increase the quality of their squad.

The Black Cats have looked dangerous in recent weeks, and they have spent the past week training in Dubai, to iron out any faults that Sam Allardyce has seen in their play. 

The Hammers go into the contest at Upton Park in good form, themselves, though.

West Ham have lost just two of their last 17 matches in all competitions, and they are battling for a spot in Europe.

West Ham are currently in seventh place in the Premier League table, but they could climb all the way up to fifth if they are able to beat Allardyce’s relegation threatened side on Saturday.

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