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Brazil delivers verdict on West Ham top-six chances

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Alan Brazil implied he believes Everton and Wolves had more of a chance of breaking into the Premier League’s top-six than West Ham.

The talkSPORT host was asked by Laura Woods about the race for the Premier League’s top-six in the upcoming campaign, regarding teams who didn’t finish there last season, and Brazil seemed to suggest the Toffees and Wolves had a chance, while the Hammers probably don’t.

Brazil stated that West Ham probably couldn’t break into the top-six but could finish in the top-half.

“Everton, I like, it’s not a super signing but Delph for around £8million was a bargain,” said Brazil on talkSPORT (6:27am, July 18th).

“And I think the way they finished the season, they’re gonna improve.

“Wolves, maybe, but can West Ham get up there? Maybe not. But top-half.”


The race for the Premier League’s top-six is going to be intense in the upcoming campaign, and surely Brazil is wrong to write the Hammers off already. West Ham have strengthened their squad this summer by signing creative midfielder Pablo Fornals and attacker Sebastien Haller so why don’t they have a chance of finishing sixth? After all the Hammers only finished 14 points behind sixth-placed Manchester United in their 2018/19 campaign, so it’s not like they have a tremendous amount of catching up to do. Brazil happily tipped Everton, who finished 12 points behind Man United, and Wolves, who finished with nine points less than the Red Devils, and arguably their summer transfer windows haven’t been as amazing. Also, Wolves have the Europa League to contend with this summer, if they make it through the qualifying rounds, and surely that could distract them enough in order for the Hammers to take advantage.

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