West Ham boss David Moyes is convinced a top four finish is within reach.
Manchester City are taking the Premier League title at a canter but with Manchester United and Leicester City starting to find the going a little tough, the chasing pack have every chance in the race for the top four.
Moyes said: "I have to say we are big outsiders for the Champions League because there are lots of teams there, but if you watch the racing at Cheltenham, quite often the outsiders do well and come good so I am hoping I am one of those big outsiders and we can shock a few.
"There was a sense of disappointment when we dropped out [of the top four] last night so that gives an idea of how we feel about it. We are tough and we know that when you get an opportunity you need to try and take it but I think if we didn't make it we would not beat ourselves up about it.
"I don't think we are kidding anybody on when we are in a position to be in that place but the resilience, the commitment, the determination the players have shown, nothing would surprise me with them, it really wouldn't.
"But at the start, if you have given me top 10 I would have said 'thank you very much' - it would be a good season for West Ham and it would show that progress had been made.
"We don't want to lose the fact that making progress is important. The position we are in at the moment is an incredible position to be in and I hope we can stay in it, and we will do everything we can to stay in the role we are in."