​Tottenham's failure to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night meant that Leicester City have officially been crowned Premier League champions.


It was a momentous occasion for Claudio Ranieri's side. Lifting their first top flight title in a proud 132 year history, the achievement was congratulated by West Ham co-owner David Gold, who also claimed the Hammers would emulate Leicester's success next season.

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West Ham have fallen under the radar in the shadow of Leicester's success this season. Slaven Bilic's side currently occupy 6th place and with just three league games to play, including the last ever game at the Boleyn Ground against Manchester United, with Champions League qualification still an outside possibility.


With a move to the 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium on the horizon, as well as transfer speculation linking some of ​Europe's finest talent to East London, the Hammers' future is looking good. So much so that David Gold think his side could be in with a chance of lifting the Premier League next season.

It's a bold claim, but not one that is completely lacking substance. ​Slaven Bilic and Andy Carroll have been open in criticism for referees this season, notably after poor decisions saw West Ham lose leads late on against Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Leicester City.



​It begs the question, if West Ham were to have a fully fit squad for the duration of the season like Leicester have, and if some of the decisions would have gone the other way, we could have been talking about West Ham and Leicester City being the two top Premier League clubs this season.


The Hammers are 100/1 to win the title next season, not quite Leicester's 5000/1 but still good value. If this season has shown as anything, it is that anything is possible and with a bright future ahead, who can blame David Gold for dreaming big.