Nolan told Sky Sports News that being able to bring great players on from the bench at important times will be crucial to West Ham's cause this season.
He said: "I'm absolutely delighted with the win tonight, we were fantastic in the first half and second half we dug in and could have won it by more. I think a big thanks this summer must go the chairman, they've helped the gaffer get the quality players that we've signed from day one.
"Players like Mohammed Diame, Jussi Jaaskalinen and Andy Carroll. I don't want to leave anyone out but you can see with the quality we had on the bench tonight we expect better than just staying up, but it's alright saying it we've got to make sure that we do.
"Tonight we proved that we are gonna be tough to beat and we are looking forward to a steady season and to push on in the next few years."
Nolan has three league goals from midfield to lead West Ham in the scoring charts at this early stage of the season.