Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has criticised West Ham’s inability to hold onto a lead after a 3-1 lead over Brighton disappeared on Saturday.
In the Daily Mail, Redknapp bemoaned the issues at the club as well as giving an estimate of how many points might be required for survival this season.
He said: “No side in the Premier League have dropped more points from winning positions than West Ham with 19 this season. David Moyes saw the same old problems on Saturday. Of all the sides trying to stay up, West Ham have the best squad, and also an experienced captain in Mark Noble, but they aren’t seeing out games like they should.
“A total of 35 points would have been enough to survive in 2018-19. In 2017-18, 34 would have done the job. This season, I suspect a touch more will be required to stay up. The title race may be as good as over, but the one against relegation is riveting.”
TBR’s View – Moyes must cut out his side’s individual errors
Moyes’ side were cruising at 3-1 on Saturday before conceding a goal to Pascal Gross with defending that would embarrass a Sunday League side.
It not only halved the scores but spread panic around the stadium because of the nature of the defending. Defending of that standard is not good enough to keep hold of leads in the Premier League.
Moyes was brought in to tighten up a Hammers side which was too limp under Manuel Pellegrini but errors like that will undermine his side’s attempts to get to a tally of points which will ensure survival, which Redknapp predicts will be around 37 or 38.