The Frenchman has scored 12 times in all competitions - including some wonderful free kicks.
The Frenchman has been a revelation in East London following a summer move from Marseille, scoring 12 times in all competitions - including a few world-class free kicks - and setting up another 10 to establish himself as something of a hero at Upton Park.
Such is his form, it would be a major shock if the 29-year-old is not nominated for PFA Player of the Year, alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
But how is he so good? According to Gold, Payet has excelled in the same way that anybody manages to stand out in their chosen profession - good old-fashioned practice!
Gold, and indeed every West Ham fan and player, will be hoping that Payet can maintain his heroics on Saturday as the top four-chasing Irons host Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground.
Slaven Bilic's troops, who sit sixth in the Premier League table, will move one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City for a couple of hours at least if they beat the Gunners.