Billy Jones: Sunderland can beat West Ham United

Billy Jones believes Sunderland have what it takes to end West Ham United's unbeaten record away from home.

Billy Jones has told the Chronicle that he believes West Ham United are beatable, ahead of Sunderland's match against Slaven Bilic's side at the weekend. 

The Hammers have gone unbeaten away from home over the early part of the campaign, beating Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal on their travels.

It gives them an intimidating record, but ahead of their trip to the Stadium of Light, Sunderland defender Jones has stated that his side have nothing to fear. 

"You have a look at the fixtures and target points," he said. “But we also know as a group that even though we’re targeting points, we actually need to get them as well.

“We need to get those points from these games, and that starts with West Ham at home, who have got an amazing away record at this moment in time, but are a beatable team."

Despite Jones' bold comment, if Sunderland are to beat West Ham they will have to put in a vastly improved performance from what they have been producing so far this season.

The Black Cats are yet to taste victory in the league, and have just two points from their opening seven matches, leaving them rock-bottom in the top-flight table. 

Sunderland have conceded far too many goals over the opening to the season, and they will need to tighten up if they are to get anything out of their match against West Ham.

The London outfit are the Premier League's joint-top scorers so far, with 15 goals to their name, and have the ability to punish any areas of weakness that are on display on Saturday. 

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