Mark Noble shares what he's told Slaven Bilic about West Ham United's fixtures this season

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West Ham United are unbeaten in their last eight matches.

Mark Noble has informed the London Evening Standard that he has told Slaven Bilic of his belief that West Ham United’s matches against the sides towards the bottom of the Premier League will be their most challenging.

West Ham have proven their ability to play on the counter-attack this season, and they have picked up impressive victories against some of the Premier League’s title chasers.

The Hammers have come unstuck against relegation threatened teams though, and Noble is of the opinion that the Hammers struggle more when they are forced to play on the front foot.

“I said to the gaffer the hardest games will be against teams from the bottom half of the table," the central midfielder said. "Bournemouth, for example, came to our place earlier in August and surprised us. We gave away some silly goals and lost 4-3.

“We’re eight unbeaten now though and we’ve played some top teams during that run so we go into the game with a lot of confidence.”

West Ham have picked up wins against the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea this season.

They have also done the double of Liverpool - and those victories have confirmed their credentials to claim a European spot.

West Ham are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table, and they are unbeaten in their last eight matches.

With key players returning from injury, Slaven Bilic’s side should only get stronger - with their next match coming against Bournemouth this evening.

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