Super Computer makes West Ham relegation prediction after 1-0 defeat v Everton
West Ham have a 15 per cent chance of being relegated from the Premier League this season, according to FiveThirtyEight’s algorithm
After West Ham were beaten 1-0 by Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday (18 September), the super computer crunched the numbers and worked out that there’s a possibility the Hammers will face the drop to the Championship this season.
As it stands, the Irons are 18th in the table with just one win and one draw in seven matches but they’re still predicted to finish 12th despite the threat of going down.
Time to be fearful?
Based on what we’ve seen in the Premier League so far this season, there have to be worries about the East Midlands clubs Leicester and Nottingham Forest.
While Leicester are bound to turn things around at some point, they’re the only winless team in the Premier League as it stands and they cannot stop conceding goals.
Forest made so many signings in the summer that it’s surely impossible for them to gel together and get enough points to stay up.
Other teams like Fulham, Southampton, Bournemouth and maybe Wolves are in consideration to go down.
But what about West Ham?
Out of all the teams who could be down there this season, only the Hammers are playing European football.
We made a lot of signings in the summer and so far, we’re yet to see them shine in the Premier League with Moyes seemingly worried about playing them in his starting line-up.
Thilo Kehrer looks good but the others either don’t look up to scratch or haven’t been played enough.
And then there are players from last season who are stinking up the place.
We shouldn’t go down. But there is a chance.