West Ham’s first choice ‘keeper Adrian has revealed that the belief currently running through the squad has given them the confidence to go out and beat anyone.
The Hammers have enjoyed an incredible run in the 11 Premier League matches so far, winning five games and beating last season’s top two in the process, which has seen them climb to fourth in the table.
However their next match is against Everton, a team who they have not had the best of fortunes against in recent seasons – they have lost seven of the clubs last ten meetings, failing to register a single win against them since 2007.
But, despite this dismal record the Hammers are not scared of anyone this season according to Adrian so they will be going into the match hopeful of victory.
"The big difference is the signings who've come in and brought a lot of quality to the team," he told the official club website.
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"We know what we're doing and we can play against any team - we've beaten Liverpool and Man City so we know whoever we face, if we play our best we can beat them."
One of the big factors to their success is the amount of goals they are now scoring – they have 19 already this term, almost half of their total tally for the whole of the last campaign – this is primarily down to the newbies brought into the club.
Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia have nine Premier League goals between them thus far and this has been complemented by contributions from all over the park.
The confidence amongst the squad is evident and the way they came back from two goals down to claim a point at Stoke was a major indicator to the newly instilled belief they are currently boasting, which they will certainly need against Everton.
TOUGH TESTS TO COME
Judging by their record, Everton away is about as tough as they come for West Ham but Roberto Martinez’s men haven’t looked in the same tantalising form as they did last term.
They could also be without key figures Gareth Barry, James McCarthy, Leighton Baines and Darron Gibson, too, which may provide the Irons with even more confidence of claiming a result.
But with Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto’o in their strikeforce, they will still be able to pose West Ham, and particularly Adrian, a major threat.
Following the trip to Merseyside, Allardyce’s outfit have winnable but tough fixtures against Newcastle, West Brom, Swansea, Sunderland and Leicester, which takes them up to Christmas.
They will want to get as many points as they can during this run as they face Chelsea and Arsenal immediately after, although that will not faze them on current form.