Paul Konchesky believes victory against West Ham this weekend would provide the perfect springboard for Fulham to stave off the threat of relegation.
Fulham are three points from safety but Konchesky is confident of cutting the gap when his former club visits Craven Cottage this weekend.
The Hammers are in mid-table and Konchesky does not feel they have as much to play for as Fulham.
"I think the players here are up for a fight, whereas West Ham know they are not going to get relegated," he explained.
"I think they will be happy with a top-10 finish, so if they were to stay where they are that is fine for them - but we know we need to win and we will go out all guns blazing.
Every game a final
"At home, we can beat anyone and we have proved that by beating some good teams here - so there is no doubt we can get a result on Saturday.
"If the fans get behind us like they did against Villa then who knows what can happen? I hope we can get three points and our season can start then."
Fulham beat Aston Villa in their last home game but then lost to Middlesbrough and Konchesky is aware of the need to find some consistency.
Speaking to the Fulham matchday programme, he said: "The manager has told us every game is a cup final - and we've got to treat every game like that.
"You forget what it feels like. But winning that game felt so good, so obviously we want to do more of that."