The Hammers surprised many this season by surpassing expectations to put up a fight for one of the top four places. Unfortunately for David Moyes and his side, the east London outfit were not able to go the whole way and secure Champions League football at the London Stadium, with Europa League qualification the best West Ham could achieve - this still ended up being their highest Premier League finish ever.
It will be interesting to see if West Ham can put up a similar challenge next season, or even go a bit further, but it isn’t looking probable, though, especially with some of their star players looking likely to leave the club in the summer. One of the biggest misses will be Jesse Lingard, who bagged nine goals and five assists in his 15 appearances for the Hammers. For now, he will return to Manchester United after his loan deal ends, with no permanent deal on the cards as of yet, but there could be a chance for this to become permanent.
Odds are a slender 1/25 for West Ham to finish outside the top four, and this is the expected scenario.