Avram Grant believes West Ham can stay up after a battling 3-0 loss to Chelsea.
The Hammers gave the champions a real game in wet conditions at Stamford Bridge but failed to convert their numerous chances.
The Blues were more proficient in front of goal and won thanks to a Frank Lampard effort just before half time and late goals from Fernando Torres and Florent Malouda.
West Ham dropped to bottom earlier in the day after Wolves drew but Grant is convinced they can escape the drop.
"If we continue to play like this, we will stay in the league," Grant said at his post match press conference.
"I think everybody in this room knows that we deserved better.
"Petr Cech was excellent with two or three great saves. If someone didn't see the game, they think 3-0, Chelsea is much better than us.
"I can be very proud of the players. Without the player of the year (Scott Parker), without Matthew Upson, without Gary O'Neil, and Mark Noble second half, they showed a lot of belief, a lot of spirit."
Noble was carried off on a stretcher after injuring his knee, with Grant adding: "It's not looking so good."