It's been another frustrating season for West Ham, but things have been looking up recently as they bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Since consecutive defeats to Liverpool, Swansea City and Burnley last month, which put them in a very dangerous position, the Hammers have beaten Southampton and drawn away to Chelsea.
Forty points has historically been enough for sides to secure safety in England's top-flight and that's exactly what manager David Moyes is trying to help his players achieve.
Heading into Monday night's clash with Stoke City, West Ham were on 34 points and needed six more to reach their target.
"To get to 40 points is the biggest thing we need to do," said Moyes on Monday. "I wouldn't say it would guarantee safety, but in the main 40 points normally keeps you up.
"I'm keeping my target high and I'm hoping to win ten games. At the moment, we've won eight games in the Premier League, so if we can win ten, we'd just about get our points tally up there.
"Our performances and the way the players have been in the last two games have given us a real lift and since we came back from our trip we've picked up some really good points.
WEST HAM ON THE RISE
"If we can keep the form going, the idea would be to go unbeaten until the end of the season and I don't see any reason why we shouldn't aim for that and try and get there."
There's a lot at stake for West Ham at the moment following the recent controversy at the London Stadium when fans angrily confronted the players and club owners.
Relegation would be a disaster, so every game between now and the end of the season will be seen as a fight for survival.
Clearly vice-chairman Karren Brady didn't get the memo about just how important Monday's game was, though, judging by her PR blunder 15 minutes before the game.
A tweet was sent from the 49-year-old's account promoting her new show 'Give It A Year', which was due to air at 8pm - at the exact same time as West Ham's game started.
Check out the awkward and ill-timed post below.
What's amazing is that it STILL hasn't been deleted. It wasn't just West Ham fans that were shocked by the tweet, though, with everyone expressing anger at Brady's mistake.
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