West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski says the players were always confident moving away from the dropzone.
He told whufc.com: "There were some difficult moments in the season, but we had the experience that we knew how to react, and we knew there was no big reason to panic. I think that's what helped us to show the whole process of getting ourselves out of the difficult position in the table.
"One of the best examples of this was when we played Fulham away, because in the week we had such a bad game against Newcastle at home. We were able to deliver something to get us back on the right track and out of this position.
"I think my experience helped me to say, 'Listen, control what we can control and don't panic about things', because there were lots of points to play for. If you put in good performances and hard work every day, in the end you should be calm about how it will look at the end of the season.
"We go to Leicester today and you have to treat this game as preparation for the final. We have found a bit of consistency before the end of the season, so we don't want to give that up.
"We want to keep the same positive energy after Leicester that we've had after recent results. You want to keep the momentum going and there is no better way to do that than putting in a good performance and getting a result today."