West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna says there's excitement amongst the players about what they can achieve this season.
The calibre of the players themselves at West Ham has also gone up. New £50million striker Sebastian Haller has netted in each of the club's last two Premier League wins.
“We are blessed because we not only have good players but good people. Diop. Rice, Fredericks. Some players go out and they buy cars and spend money. These players are West Ham are humble with their feet on the ground."
Ogbonna is equally respectful of Monday's hosts Aston Villa, despite defeats in three of their four League games so far.
“It will be a tough game," he told the Mirror. “A game for us to see how far we have come."