The left back has analysed the games against Leicester City, Chelsea and Sheffield United which has seen Sean Dyche’s team slide down the table.

At one point they were 4-0 down to the south west Londoners before giving the scoreline some respectability with a coupe of late goals.

But they were comfortably beaten by Sheffield United 3-0 the following week and need a win as badly as the Hammers, themselves in a slump which has sent alarm bells ringing all round the club and among the fans.

Its a crucial game for two teams looking to go into the international break on a high and although Taylor realises it’s going to be hard he believes the Lancastrian outfit will be up for it.

He said: “They’re a tough team, but we’ll be at home and we’ll fancy it. The three points are the most important thing and we’ll go again on Saturday.

“We were well below our standards (at Sheffield United), we know how we can play and what we’re good at, but we just didn’t do that.”