It seems that it never rains but it pours at West Ham United.
A horror fixture list and back-to-back Premier League defeats to start the season.
Unrest among players and fans, a rift in the boardroom and takeover talk.
No new signings and a young academy star sold to relegation rivals. The manager David Moyes and two players – Issa Diop and Josh Cullen – now missing for at least two weeks after testing positive for Covid-19.
Eagle-eyed fans would have spotted injury worry
And, for the eagle-eyed West Ham fans who watched last night’s excellent 5-1 Carabao Cup win over Hull, a potential injury to in-form striker Sebastien Haller.
West Ham cruised to a superb victory over Hull on a night of high drama at the London Stadium.
Moyes, Diop and Cullen were forced to leave the ground an hour after arriving following positive tests and must now self-isolate. All three are said to be asymptomatic.
Two goals from Haller, two from Andriy Yarmolenko and one from Robert Snodgrass gave West Ham comfortable passage to the next round.
But it may have come at a cost.
In-form Haller left the pitch holding hamstring
After Haller rounded the Hull goalkeeper in the latter stages of the game to make it 4-1, he was seen wincing and walking gingerly back to the halfway line holding his hamstring.
The £45 million French forward was massaging the area but was clearly in some discomfort.
He was then seen continuing to hold and squeeze the area as he exited the pitch at the final whistle.
Potential doubt for Wolves game in just five days
With just five days until the crucial home match against Wolves, the forward could now be touch and go.
There has been no official word from the club as yet.
But Haller could well be an injury doubt.
Hopefully the striker was just sore from a lack of game time over the last few months and can recover in time for the weekend.