Competitions such as the EFL Cup are ideal opportunities to win silverware for clubs that are not competing for top honours.
West Ham United are far away from being Premier League title challengers, but their upturn in form could result in a decent cup run.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side had a disastrous start to the season by losing four Premier League games on the bounce.
However, they are now unbeaten in their last four matches in all competitions.
The team defeated Everton 3-1, drew goalless with Chelsea, dumped Macclesfield Town out of the EFL Cup with an 8-0 thumping and stunned Manchester United on Saturday with a 3-1 triumph.
On Saturday, the Hammers also discovered that they will take on London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the fourth round of the EFL Cup during the week commencing October 29.
Spurs have very different priorities as they aim to challenge for the title and progress in the Champions League.
With that in mind, some West Ham fans are confident of getting a result against the North London outfit.