West Ham boss David Moyes has expressed his pleasure at how his side are fairing so far this season.
The Scot has overseen a much improved position domestically so far, with our Hammers currently looking to make it 23 points from 14 matches as we take on Crystal Palace at the London Stadium this weekend.
It’s a long way from the relegation battle which engulfed the club last season, with many hoping that winning ways will continue as we look to make another serious push to finish in the European places again this season.
“I think we’re only one point behind where we were two years ago, when we finished sixth, and we’re in a good position,” the boss told the club’s Official Website.
“We want to get the Club at a consistently good level. It can be a bit up and down from one year to the next but we made sure last year that something special happened in winning a trophy.
“We’re a bit the same this year. We’re still getting the new players integrated but we’ve made a strong start to the Premier League.”
Moyes will be hoping for a stronger squad this Sunday than he had at his disposal in the midweek win over Backa Topola in the Europa League.
“We left several behind because they had viruses and flu-like symptoms but we’ll find out later today,” said Moyes.
“Jarrod, of course, had an injury. I’ll pick up with the medical team and we’ll see later this afternoon.”
The Hammers manager though recognises that Crystal Palace are likely to provide a stern test, despite having key players missing through injury.
West Ham lost both fixtures against the Eagles last season, so it is one that Moyes will be looking to put right this weekend.
“Crystal Palace have always been a tough team to play against,” added Moyes.
“Roy’s teams are always incredibly well organised. It will be a very tough game for us and we’ll go about the job in our way and try to pick up the three points.”