By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

2nd Apr, 2022 | 12:10pm

Frank McAvennie: West Ham 'can't accept' anything but victory v Everton

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium

Everton take the long trip to the capital on Sunday to take on West Ham and Frank McAvennie believes nothing but a win is good enough for the Irons.

David Moyes’ men are persistently chasing a qualification spot for European football next season with even the Champions League still a realistic target with just eight games to go.

It’s likely to be tough with Arsenal six points clear with two games in hand but the Europa League is still a viable option.

Everton though are fighting for their Premier League status but McAvennie moved to remind everyone that no game is easy at this stage in the season.

“At this time in the season I don’t think anything is easy,” McAvennie exclusively told West Ham Zone, “Everton are fighting for their life now.

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“It’s strange for Everton because they’re not used to being in this position and they’re not doing what the manager wants them to do.

“That old cliché ‘too good to go down’ doesn’t apply anymore, West Ham know that better than anyone.

“They can’t accept anything other than a win this weekend because they’re going for the European places.”

Frank Lampard has got his Toffees playing a little bit better than his predecessor Rafael Benitez could manage but they are still in trouble.

A late 1-0 victory prior to the international break has eased their worries slightly but they are still in need of points to be sure of their survival in the Premier League.

West Ham can’t think about that though and just need to go about dismantling them in front of their home crowd.

In other West Ham news, the club may try to sign this midfielder they sold just two years ago for £500,000.

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