The former West Ham midfielder was calm when discussing the Upton Park outfit.
And the pundit is also impressed with West Ham's improvement in home form.
At Upton Park, the Irons are unbeaten in six games, stretching back to their 4-3 defeat to Bournemouth at home.
Cottee told Sky Sports: "They’ve improved their home form. West Ham have got six of their players injured. Just to be six games unbeaten means they are going in the right direction. They’ll be fine."
West Ham's last three games have all failed to bring a win but, at the same time, have provided a strong response to their 4-1 defeat at Tottenham.
Three solid draws, considering - as Cottee points out - the Hammers' current injury list, is something boss Slaven Bilic will take great pride in.
Over the Christmas period, however, things won't get any easier. But West Ham do travel to Swansea City and Aston Villa next and, in terms of form, there are few worse in the Premier League.
After that, the east London side host Southampton and Liverpool. How many wins can Bilic's men target out of those four games?