Slaven Bilic explains the advantage West Ham have in top four race

West Ham will play two of their remaining three games at home.

West Ham having two of their three games at home is a big advantage, manager Slaven Bilic has told the club’s Twitter account.

The Hammers are currently sixth in the table and five points behind Manchester City in fourth.

Crucially though, they have a game in hand over Manuel Pellegrini’s side as they take on top four rivals Manchester United.

That game, as well as this weekend’s clash with Swansea City, is at home, and given they have not lost at Upton Park since August they can be confident of securing the results they need.

And Bilic admits that the fact two of their last three games are at home is important for his side.

“It is important that we have two games left at home,” he told the club’s Twitter account.

“We are proud to have a good home record and we haven't lost here since August. We have a great crowd and it is an advantage for us, of course, to have two out of three games at Upton Park."

While West Ham need to secure wins in all of their remaining games, rivals Arsenal could also play their part in their top four hopes.

The Gunners meet Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday as both sides try to secure third place in the table.

A win for them, coupled with the Hammers being picking up a victory, would leave City in touching distance and increase Slaven Bilic’s side’s chances of making the top four.

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