West Ham may be in 12th spot in the EPL currently, but the club is playing with plenty of character. They have so far earned creditable draws against Manchester City and Tottenham in addition to a 3-0 win over league leaders Leicester City.

The Hammers were also on the verge of drawing with reigning English champions Liverpool last month before a late strike by Diogo Jota ensured the three points for the Reds.

West Ham’s last result was a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Fulham. They will next be in action against struggling Sheffield United next week Sunday. The Blades look like a shadow of the team they were last season, and David Moyes will target three points from that game.

If West Ham can continue playing with character as they currently are, a solid finish in the top half of the standings will be attainable.

Three of the impressive players so far have been the experienced defensive trio of Arthur Masuaku, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell. The 30-year-old Cresswell has been tipped by some to potentially earn a recall to the England team.

West Ham hero Mark Noble may not be playing much so far this season, but he understands that the trio have played a big role in the club’s performances so far this season.

“It suited Cress (Aaron Cresswell, you can see the form he is in at the minute. It suits Angelo (Angelo Ogbonna). Bringing Arthur (Arthur Masuaku), as sort of wing-back into the team. That position suits him. It sort of clicked” Noble said to TalkSport.

“In football, you never know. Sometimes in games, you lose against the so-called easier teams and that bit of fear factor drives you on, then you pick up results where you probably shouldn’t. We have only played a few games and it’s a long old season. We try not to get carried away with a decent start with the teams we have played and just keep on producing them performances.”

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