Defender Matthew Upson has suggested that struggling West Ham United are too good to go down.
The Hammers travel to Stoke City on Saturday looking for their first points of the season.
Four successive defeats have left the Upton Park club languishing at the foot of the table amid suggestions of a second successive season of struggle.
However, England international Upson is confident that a revival in fortunes is just around the corner.
"We're massively better than bottom of the table," he told the club's official website.
"We've got opportunities to put things right and I think once we've got that solidarity and consistency, we'll start to pick up results."
Speaking about the trip to the Britannia Stadium, Upson added:"I want us to turn up as a group feeling positive and really go to win the game.
"Yes, it's a difficult place to go, they've got their tactics and they structure their team well around it, but if we can deal with that and hit them with some quality, there's no doubt we can win the game."