It feels weird to be going in to an away game as favourites.
Remember the days, in the not to distant past, when we couldn’t win for toffee away from the Boleyn Ground? Now we’re the dogs on the road and it feels brilliant.
However, that doesn’t mean to say we’re guaranteed all three points against bottom of the table Sunderland on Saturday. Far from it. Dick Advocaat’s side haven’t won in 10 Premier League games and, quite simply, have been woeful in recent weeks.
So this is the type of game we normally lose. It’s a typical thing for West Ham to do. Thankfully we’ve got a manager who’s got his head screwed on and will set his players up accordingly.
Winston Reid is doubtful through injury, while the likes of Enner Valencia, Alex Song and Angelo Ogbonna are all still sidelined, though the trio are making good progress and should be back pretty soon.
So here’s a look at how we might line up against the Black Cats this weekend…