Matt Jarvis has praised the commitment of his West Ham United teammates following a haul of four points from their last two Barclays Premier League fixtures.

A superb rear-guard display earned a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday night before the Hammers saw out the final half hour of Saturday's 2-0 win over Swansea City with ten men.

Claret and Blue shirts flying in the line of goal-bound shots was a noticeable feature in both games and Jarvis felt the performances showed the determined nature of the squad.

Speaking after Saturday's game the winger said: "It was a fantastic performance from us defensively against Chelsea. Everyone worked extremely hard to earn the point that we always wanted.

"On Saturday, when we went down to ten men everyone had to do exactly the same and I think we defended absolutely fantastically and that's what we have to keep doing.

"It shows the character of the squad. Everyone's fighting for each other and I think it's showed in the last two games that we're digging in and throwing bodies in front of the ball.

"We're doing everything we can to stop a cross or a shot, everyone's doing it and it's paying off."

Victory against the Swans came courtesy of two first half goals from captain Kevin Nolan, who profited from two assists by the returning Andy Carroll.

Whilst the No9 later saw red after an aerial tussle with Chico Flores, Jarvis was delighted to have the frontman back on the pitch and revealed Carroll's frustration at his dismissal.

"We came back into the changing room and everyone's delighted that we've got the win but he was sat there fuming. It's one of those things, I haven't seen it back yet but obviously I'm disappointed for him.

"Sometimes you know that you don't even have to look, because if you put it in a certain area he's going to run through anything to try and get on the end of it.

"It's great to have someone like that in the box. If he's not going to get a header at goal himself then he'll always try and set someone else up and that's what he did against Swansea."

Saturday's victory was the Hammers' first at the Boleyn Ground in 2014 and comes at the start of a month in which Sam Allardyce's side play fellow bottom half of the table sides Aston Villa and Norwich City before a home encounter with Southampton.

It is a run of games which Jarvis believes the Hammers can look forward to with confidence as they look to capitalise on victory over Swansea and push themselves out of the bottom three.

"It was a massive win for us, especially after the great performance and result which we got against Chelsea in midweek. It's a big win and hopefully it will be pivotal.

"It was big lift for everyone to get that point and we came here today in front of the home crowd and get a good win which was smashing for everyone.

"We have to get as many points as we can, no matter what the situation is. We've got a run of games against teams that are in and around us and we need to pick points up."