Plenty of West Ham United fans are heading into tonight’s match at Aston Villa full of confidence, with the club aiming to make a huge statement of intent.

The Hammers have enjoyed a promising start to the season bar that opening day defeat to Manchester City and could now sit third in the Premier League with a win at Villa Park.

Many supporters have clocked onto the opportunity following Arsenal’s implosion at Watford on Sunday afternoon…

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To go into next weekend’s clash against Manchester United in third place on the back of three consecutive league victories would provide a monumental boost.

It’s widely known the current squad at Manuel Pellegrini’s disposal is the most exciting it’s been in a while and boy, is that showing.

Villa haven’t made the best of starts to the campaign, but West Ham will need to carefully go about their business under the lights at a tough place to visit.

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