Louis Saha says Fulham’s team spirit is helping the Londoners surge up the Premier League table.

The Whites were widely viewed as relegation fodder in the summer after Chris Coleman was confirmed as Jean Tigana’s permanent replacement having secured top flight safety as a caretaker last year. But the Cottagers have made their best ever start to a Premier League season, with Saha scoring a vital second as they easily won at Blackburn Rovers yesterday afternoon.

The French striker admits that those media predictions have fired his team-mates up this season.

“We have a great team spirit, people said we would struggle and that has motivated us.