West Ham are just one place off the relegation zone while Everton are sitting in ninth on the much-touted magic number of 40 points.
Relegation would be disastrous for West Ham, but should they manage to stay up the major positive from a disappointing campaign will undoubtedly be the emergence of youngster Declan Rice.
Teenager Rice has impressed in the Hammers first team a number of times throughout the season and had widespread praise ringing in his ears after a man of the match performance on his debut for the Republic of Ireland senior team against Turkey last week.
Rice's performance was so impressive, Irish legends have called for Martin O'Neill to build the team around him.
And West Ham will be hoping they too get the chance to do that at club level by staying in the top flight.
"We’re disappointed to have lost but I thought Declan was brilliant," Coleman told RTE.
"He wasn’t just brilliant today, he’s been brilliant all week in training. He’s a great lad, desperate to do well and a few of us could have taken a leaf out of his book today."
High praise indeed from a seasoned Premier League and international player.
West Ham can't get those crucial couple of wins on the board quick enough.
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