David Moyes believes West Ham can challenge Premier League top four after stellar start

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David Moyes wants his West Ham side to push the Premier League top four all the way this season.

The Hammers have made a flying start to the season following their fantastic campaign last time out.

The east Londoners have proved they are no flash in the pan and are just three points off top spot going into the seventh game of the season.

Moyes guided West Ham to sixth place last season with a club record points tally in the Premier League, ending just two short of the Champions League spots.

After their stellar start this season, with just one defeat as they prepare to face Brentford on Sunday, Moyes wants to challenge the established order once more.

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“I’d like to say that I’m going to challenge the top four,” said Moyes. “I don’t want to sit back and think that they believe that we are not going to come at them.

“It makes me think: ‘Well, you’re challenging me a little bit here, you know?’

“So I’m now thinking, I’ve always been thinking: I have to challenge them to try and be there.

“Now, all the bookies and anyone who knows about football will probably say that will be the case, the top four now will be the top four.

“But I take that as: ‘No, I want to try and be competitive against them.’

“I think for our games against Manchester United, I’m going into those bigger games with a far different mindset. I’m going saying: ‘I’m taking you on. Maybe we can’t get as much, maybe we can watch the ball because you’re too good. Maybe we don’t get as many chances. But don’t think I’m going to get into those games thinking that we’re not going to try to take you on.

“Can we maybe finish the best of the rest? That would be tough because you’ve obviously got Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester City. You’ve also got Everton.

“Now we finished above, not all of those teams but it does give them the challenge that they’ve got to try and get above us as well.

“I actually think the Premier League at the moment looks very congested. Especially near the top of the league.

“It will be hard to break the mould to get in there.”

Moyes will make a late call over the fitness of Vladimir Coufal after he sat out Thursday’s win over Rapid Vienna through injury.

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