West Ham’s first two fixtures in May have been moved for prime-time tv slots because the Champions League run-in hots up.
The Hammers’ visit to Burnley will now happen on Monday, May 3, with a 20:15 BST kick-off time. The May Bank Holiday fixture would be the remaining match of the sport week which means European rivals Leicester, Chelsea and Liverpool will all have performed their matches earlier than David Moyes’ crew kick-off.
Over the identical weekend, Leicester visit Southampton on Friday 30 April, Chelsea host native rivals Fulham on Saturday 1 May and Liverpool face a tricky trip to Old Trafford on Sunday 2 May.
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The stress will probably be on the Hammers to at the very least match their rivals’ outcomes or doubtlessly to take benefit of any slip-ups.
The same state of affairs will happen the next sport week the place West Ham as soon as once more play in any case three of their most important European rivals.
The Hammers host Everton on Sunday, May 9 at 16:30 BST, and as soon as once more Moyes’ facet will probably be beneath stress with the information of how the opposite Premier League European hopefuls have gotten on.
For the second weekend operating Leicester kick-off proceedings with a Friday night time match when Newcastle visit the King Power Stadium. Chelsea’s away trip to Manchester United takes place on Saturday, May 8, adopted shortly after by Liverpool taking over Southampton.
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The final two times West Ham had been the final of the European certain groups to play the Hammers stood up to the duty properly, beating each Leicester and Wolves 3-2. The outcomes enabled Moyes’ crew to match Liverpool and Chelsea’s wins one weekend and to take benefit of the Blues’ slip-up the opposite.
Playing final two weekends in a row is bound to pile the stress on the Hammers, however as Moyes has stated in the previous he takes ‘one sport at a time’ and can solely management what West Ham do.
The trip to Burnley and the visit of Everton will each be proven on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.