West Ham United play host to Swansea City at the London Stadium on Saturday in what could be a crucial match for manager Slaven Bilic, and Irons fans are hoping that the players show up for him.
According to reports in The Telegraph this week, the only way that the Croatian will be certain of keeping his job going into the international break is if he wins against the Welsh side following a disappointing start to the campaign.
The Hammers began the campaign with three straight defeats on the road and despite taking four points against Huddersfield Town and West Bromwich Albion, they found themselves 3-0 down to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at home last weekend in their 3-2 loss to Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
West Ham supporters have been quick to have their say on the clash against Paul Clement’s side via social media, and while some ‘hope the boys turn up for Bilic’, others are feeling “strangely confident”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Paul Springall (@Bok80) September 30, 2017
Big game, need to get the three points to start climbing the table! #COYI ⚒⚒
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrown80) September 30, 2017
Praying for a win Dave ….. optimism in me and heart saying a 3-0 today !!! ….. but my head saying a snatch and grab 1-0 … #COYI
— ⚒ Paul McMahon ⚒ (@Macca11Paul) September 30, 2017
On the way to the game. Mixed feelings about today. Hopefully we can play to our strengths. Going 2-1 #COYI
— 父 Adam Young 父 (@youngy_315) September 30, 2017
Possibly the biggest game of Slav’s life today. Lose and he loses the job he absolutely loves. Hope the boys turn up for him today #COYI
— Dave (@thedman77) September 30, 2017
— Tommy O (@Tommy_OConnor) September 30, 2017
Strangely confident for todays game, which is unusual for me #COYI Would be good to see how Lanzini/Chicharito link up
— Stuart Knapman (@SJKnapman) September 30, 2017