David Moyes’ team strengthening looks to be paying off in a big way over the last couple of games and he will be looking for more of the same as we meet Saints at St Mary’s today (Sun).
The likes of Scamacca and Kehrer have made am immediate impact but let’s not forget one of the old boys who has been in great form this term – Aaron Cresswell.
Despite the arrival of Emerson, the 32-year-old left back has had little trouble holding onto his Premier League place whilst looking as good as ever.
His pace and attacking movement down the left side is a huge asset to the team and he continues to look one of the best players in the team .
And today, West Ham’s skipper for the night in Anderlecht, wants to see the Irons take their fine recent home form on the road to the south coast.
He told www.whufc.com:“At the minute, everything is positive. The start [in the league] was not what we wanted, being at the bottom end of the table after six or seven games, but I felt that some of the performances should have brought better results, but the Premier league is tough and it doesn’t always work out that way.
“But four wins out of four helps with the lads’ confidence. Now, we want to continue that form against Southampton and look to get another win.
“The squad size this season is much greater than last year. That always helps when you are playing Thursday-Sunday. Some of the new boys have been fantastic already and I think they will only get better as everyone settles in.”
“Southampton have got some really good individual players. Like any team in the Premier League, everyone has these types of players.
“The fans’ support is always really important. Certainly, at away games, they seem to get louder. We have two big away games over the next four-five days and we are certainly going to need their support.
“Any away game is tough. But we are full of confidence. We are in a positive mindset and will look to have a good game on Sunday and take maximum points.”