Heading into the two-week international break, the Hammers find themselves seventh in the league table with 10 points from seven matches.
Sam Allardyce’s side are just a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United, who are level on points with Swansea City, who are fifth and occupy a Europa League spot.
And that is what West Ham seem to be aiming for.
On Tuesday, the London club’s co-chairman David Gold was asked on social networking site Twitter what a ‘talented’ player like Guy Demel was doing at West Ham.
The 33-year-old defender, who can play both as a centre-back and a right-back, has been at the Boleyn Ground since 2011.
While defending the Ivorian star, Gold suggested that West Ham will be looking for a European finish this season.
“@ntv94: what's he doing at west ham then? Guy Demel is at West Ham because he has an ambition to play in the Europa league. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) October 7, 2014
If indeed West Ham’s aim is to play in the Europa League next season, then it shows just how much the club have progresses since last season.
In the 2013-14 campaign, the Hammers finished 13th in the Premier League, reached the semi-finals of the League Cup and were knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round.
Following a great start to this season, it seems that West Ham’s objectives have become much bigger.