Fulham Match Preview

West Ham United’s run of consecutive London derbies started in the east last Sunday, then continued in the north on Thursday and goes west of the capital this afternoon with a trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham before heading back east for another two crucial matches next week.

Following the result at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Hammers will be trying to extend their unbeaten run and achieve another three points against Marco Silva’s side here.

Although David Moyes’ men have a good recent record against the Cottagers, getting three points won’t be easy, as today’s hosts have beaten both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest in the last two home games, as well as running Liverpool close at Anfield last Sunday.

The Irons will want a repeat of last season’s success here but they will also be mindful that they have German club SC Freiburg arriving in Stratford for the UEFA Europa League encounter in just four days time.

Both sides played in midweek but it will be interesting to see how the Hammers react here, as they have had one fewer day’s preparation, meaning Fulham will have something of an advantage.

Łukasz Fabiański looks likely to once again deputise for the injured Alphonse Areola in goal, while Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Pablo Fornals, Saïd Benrahma, Maxwel Cornet and Divin Mubama may come into the starting line-up if Moyes decides to make changes.

The match kicks off at 2pm and the referee is Paul Tierney.