“Dimitri is different level. But the key is Lanzini”
Lanzini played in the 4-2 defeats against West Brom and Watford but is only just beginning to get back up to speed after a knee injury.
Payet is also still returning to match sharpness after injury, and his spectacular winner came just in the nick of time.
West Ham, who had made all their subs, were facing extra time with 10 men at the London Stadium after Arthur Masuaku was carried off on a stretcher.
But while Ogbonna admits injuries have hurt the Hammers this season, he reckons a bigger reason for their poor form is that they stopped trying to prove themselves.
He said: “Last season everyone wanted to show something because we had a new manager, new players. Everyone wanted to prove something.