-It is likely that their pay would be cut in half.
-They have to work extra hard to make sure they don’t go down.
West Ham players who have been impressive under David Moyes in their last three games have staged their recent mini-revival in the knowledge that if they go down, they would have their wages cut by 50 percent.
It should be noted that last week, they got an opening goal away to Manchester City and came within seven minutes of earning an unlikely point which caused a massive upset with a 1-0 win over them.
Then they became the first team to stop Arsenal scoring in the Premier League for three months in their Wednesday goalless draw.
This left them in the bottom three on goal differences and though they aim to make aim to still make signings in January, following a nightmare start to the season under Moyes predecessor, Slaven Bilic, the confidence that they will avoid the drop is steadily rising.
It should be noted that under the rules of the second tier, clubs run the risk of sanctions if they lose more than £5m in a year and West Ham have a policy of including the clauses in contracts, as funds drops in the Championship.
Free from that obligation is the likes of on-loan goalkeeper, Joe Hart whose wages is split between parent club, Manchester City and the Hammers.
In the event of relegation, since most of the squad’s deals have clauses , it means they would be forced to accept their wages slashed.