The Hammers were close to Manchester United and Man City in the quest for fourth spot, but Andre Ayew has dented their hopes.
The Ghanaian inspired Swansea to a surprise 4-1 victory against West Ham on Saturday. It was a sharp turnaround when you consider the Welsh side were so poor against Leicester two weeks ago. Then they beat Liverpool and now the London club.
The Reds were his favourite club and they had opted not to sign him at the beginning of the season, so it was poetic that he scored two against them.
Then on Saturday Ayew put Swansea 2-0 up by latching onto a cross from Stephen Kingsley. It was his strength that forced himself through on the half-hour.
In injury time he turned provider for Bafetimbi Gomis to make it four. Swansea haven’t enjoyed a good season, but have at least been safe from relegation. It wouldn’t be a bad decision for Ayew to at least remain in the Premier League next season, where Brendan Rodgers is expected to return.
Though, Ayew is using these good performances as a window to attract a bigger team.