Nicholas expects ‘toxic’ West Ham United to get relegated

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas believes that West Ham United will be one of the three Premier League clubs that will get relegated at the end of the season.

As it stands, David Moyes’s team sit just three points above the drop with eight games left to play to secure safety.

Matters on the pitch have not been ideal as the team have lost their last three top-flight fixtures, conceding 11 goals in the process.

Aside from results, other problems have been evident, namely the tension between the fans and the club’s board.

Last weekend during the Hammers’ 3-0 defeat to Burnley at the London Stadium, pitch invaders protested against the board, with one individual swiping the corner flag and holding it aloft in the middle of the pitch.

Another grappled with club captain Mark Noble, who was visibly angry with the scenes and explained his frustrations in an interview afterwards.

Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have taken the brunt of the criticism, with supporters feeling that they have ruined the East London outfit.

While giving his predictions to Sky Sports, Nicholas suggested that there is only way for West Ham to go.

“After the embarrassing scenes last weekend, West Ham are my third side to face the drop. The atmosphere at that club is toxic right now and it is going to be very difficult to turn that around before the end of the season.”