Bilic: West Ham will beat relegation

Slaven Bilic insists West Ham are NOT in any relegation danger, despite sliding ominously towards the drop zone.

A run of five successive defeats has seen the Hammers fall to within five points of the bottom three – a gap which will be further reduced if they lose against fellow strugglers Swansea on Saturday.

That slump has seen scrutiny over Bilic’s future grow, with reports that the Croatian could either leave before the end of the season or in the summer.

But while Bilic acknowledges that West Ham have underachieved this season, he is confident that they will remain in the Premier League.

"I've seen bigger clubs in trouble and then when they stay up they celebrate like hell," he said.

"The expectations were to make a big step up, but suddenly we are in a situation where we need points.

"The expectations were that it was going to go down in history as a great season, but it ain't. It's either going to go down as a negative season or just okay. But we're not going down."