West Ham boss David Moyes has received the backing of BBC pundit Chris Sutton, although he has predicted a tough weekend ahead for our Hammers.
The Hammers manager Moyes has recently seen himslef back in the spotlight following a week of 3 consecutive defeats, although there was a huge boost this week when West Ham trounced Arsenal 3-1 in the Carabao Cup at the London Stadium, to book at place in the quarter finals to face Liverpool.
Sutton though, providing his views on BBC Sport, has backed David Moyes and feels the boss deserves a lot of credit for what he has done for the club, and the bad week was simply a short spell of poor form.
“Whenever West Ham lose a couple of games, you hear the usual rumblings from the same old people, asking if manager David Moyes should still be in the job,” said the former Blackburn Rovers striker. “It drives me potty. Moyes has done brilliantly and a spell of poor form doesn’t change that.”
Sutton however feels the visit to west London to face Brentford this weekend will prove a tough ask for West Ham, hihglighting the Bees current form a real concern for Moyes’ side.
“Brentford went through a bit of a sticky patch themselves recently, with four defeats in seven games, but they are flying at the moment,” said Sutton. “The Bees got a big win against Chelsea last week and, as I’ve said before, they are so well balanced and well organised.
“I was tempted to go for another draw here, but I am actually going to go for Brentford to edge it. They beat the Hammers 2-0 home and away in the league last year, so I have picked the same scoreline again.”
There is no denying that the trip to Brentford will be no easy feat, however the win over Arsenal on Wednesday ha certainly lifted the mood, and the hope will be it will give enough confidence to get a positive result on Saturday.