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West Ham United travel to Fulham on Saturday with Manuel Pellegrini set to make yet more enforced changes to his in-form side.

The Hammers have turned their season around after picking up three wins in a week.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side have hit three goals in each of those wins, the first time West Ham have managed such a feat since 1982.

The upturn in form has lifted West Ham up to 11th in the Premier League table, just three points off seventh.

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Hammers form does not bode well for Fulham

It does not bode well for Fulham, who have conceded the second highest number of goals in history at this stage of a Premier League season.

Claudio Ranieri’s side sit bottom of the league and only a victory with an eight-goal swing can lift them out of the relegation places on Saturday.

West Ham go into the game as favourites while Fulham shipped four against Manchester United last time out.

But just as West Ham are starting to find some consistency on the pitch, Pellegrini is struggling for it in his team selection.

The Chilean is being severely hampered by a Premier League-worst injury list.

Pellegrini looks set to make two changes to his side for the late kick-off on Saturday evening.

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Aaron Cresswell in for Arthur Masuaku

Cresswell was just getting back to form and fitness when he picked up another niggle and was forced to sit out the last two games.


He was fit enough to be on the bench against Palace last time out, though, and will come back into the West Ham side for the game against Fulham.

That is despite Masuaku having a much-improved game against the Eagles.

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Andy Carroll in for Lucas Perez

Just as Pellegrini gets one back another is added to the injury list.

Lucas Perez picked up a nasty gash against Palace and had to be substituted at half-time.

The striker shared images on social media after the game showing his blood-soaked boot.

The weeping wound on the top of his foot looked sore. So it is unlikely he was able to train this week and will sit out the trip to Craven Cottage.

Marko Arnautovic is out until the new year. So that means Andy Carroll, who was instrumental in West Ham’s win over Palace, will return to the starting line-up.

It was be Carroll’s first start of the season.

And it could not come at a worse time for Fulham. Claudio Ranieri’s side have one of the worst defensive records in Premier League history at this stage of the season.

Predicted West Ham XI to face Fulham

Fabianski, Zabaleta, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Snodgrass, Anderson, Hernandez, Carroll.

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