Date: 15th April 2016 at 5:43pm
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Position: 5th
Games: 13
Points: 23

21st February 2016 - FA Cup - 5th Round - Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United - Dimitri Payet of West Ham celebrates with West Ham manager Slaven Bilic after scoring their 2nd goal - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Dimitri Payet celebrates with West Ham manager Slaven Bilic after scoring a goal. Photo: Simon Stacpoole/Offside.

West Ham have been one of the surprise packages of the Premier League season, with the Hammers still in contention for a Champions League spot.

Slaven Bilic’s side have been remarkably consistent over the course of the season – they finished 2015 in seventh in the standings, and now they are sixth after being the fifth best team in the division in 2016.

The Irons have been boosted by the goalscoring form of Dimitri Payet and the resurgence of Andy Carroll, who scored a hat-trick against Arsenal last weekend, in recent months, and they are now just five points adrift of the Champions League places, following three successive top flight draws.

They must turn those draws into wins if they are to keep the pressure on the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City.

 
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