Struggling Fulham welcome high-flying West Ham to Craven Cottage in the Premier League on Saturday evening looking to end their winless run.
The Cottagers are currently the team on the longest streak without a win in the entire division, with 7 of their last 10 games ending in draws.
West Ham meanwhile have had no shortage of victories of late, winning 7 of their last 8 games in all competitions so far in 2021 and fresh off the back off a 1-3 win at Aston Villa on Wednesday.
Fulham’s survival bid will have been dented not only by their midweek loss to Leicester City at the Cottage, but also Brighton’s surprise win over Liverpool at Anfield – the gap between Scott Parker’s side and safety stands at 8 points.
With Fulham having won just twice in the league all season, they have a mountain to climb if they are to stay up.
On the other hand, West Ham – who were fighting off relegation themselves last season – now have the Champions League spots in their crosshairs.
David Moyes’ Hammers are two points off 4th placed Liverpool, who face leaders Manchester City at the weekend.
The West Ham gaffer will be hoping Tomas Soucek – who has the most Premier League goals for a midfielder from open play this season with 7 strikes – can add to his tally against Fulham.
Jesse Lingard who scored twice on debut midweek with Soucek adding the other, will also be hoping to continue his hot start.
Michail Antonio is likely to lead the line again with only Arthur Masuaku unavailable to Moyes on the injury front.
Fulham have marginally more fitness concerns than their visitors, however, with Tom Cairney and Terence Kongolo both set to miss out yet again for the Cottagers.
January recruit Josh Maja didn’t feature for Fulham midweek against Leicester, but the former Sunderland striker is in contention to make his debut for the club after signing on loan from French side Bordeaux.
Fulham v West Ham is a 5.30pm kick off on Saturday 6th February.