A major triple Fulham blow gives West Ham a massive boost ahead of their clash this weekend after an injury to star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
West Ham welcome Fulham to the London Stadium on Sunday with a real chance to record rare back-to-back Premier League wins.
A 2-0 win over Wolves last weekend alleviated pressure that had been building on West Ham boss David Moyes.
Meanwhile Fulham, who have made an excellent start to life back in the top flight, were beaten 4-1 by Newcastle.
West Ham’s win lifted them out of the bottom three.
And Moyes knows another victory over London rivals Fulham will see them rise up in and around their opponents in midtable.
Major triple Fulham blow gives West Ham a massive boost ahead of clash after injury to star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic
Most Premier League games are so tight and fiercely competitive these days. So managers will take any advantage they can get.
It seems West Ham will have a big one for Sunday’s meeting with the Cottagers.
Because a major triple Fulham blow gives West Ham a massive boost ahead of the clash after an injury to star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
And Nathaniel Chalobah will also miss the West Ham game after his dismissal in Fulham’s heavy defeat last time out.
Mitrovic lasted just 34 minutes of the defeat to Newcastle and had to be withdrawn with the injury.
Without Mitrovic West Ham will seriously fancy their chances of beating Fulham.
And back-to-back wins will be just the springboard the Hammers need to kickstart their domestic season.
Before that game West Ham have a trip to Mitrovic’s old club Anderlecht in the Europa Conference League on Thursday evening.
Maxwel Cornet is Moyes’ only fresh injury concern heading into that game and he too may be a doubt for Fulham depending on the outcome of a scan on a knock picked up against Wolves.
West Ham face Fulham in a 2pm kick off on Sunday.