After five games in the 2020/21 Premier League season, West Ham have slipped out of the Champions League and are in danger of being selected for a place in the Europa League.
According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers have not kept a clean sheet in the last six games and have lost to Chelsea and Newcastle, as well as conceding 12 goals in the process.
After such a brilliant season for East Londoners it will be a great shame for all concerned if at the end of the business they run out of money.
David Moyes has done an incredible job and probably deserves to lead his team to a European competition, but he has identified a key issue that needs to be addressed if his country wants to finish the season well.
This is the need to get Declan Rice back in the fold as soon as possible.
“Mostly there is no Declan Rice,” he said in response to a question about West Ham’s recent defensive weaknesses.
Is it that important? I think so. It is extremely important. We made him train a little back.
“He has made good progress, we are satisfied and he is ahead of schedule. We will try to keep pushing it. ”
It is unclear whether their next game against Burnley will come too soon for him and Moyes will not be advised to rush him back.
However, there is no denying that another twist can see them until the eighth, when only a few short weeks ago it seemed that they would be able to compete in third place.