East London welcomes West London in the Premier League on Saturday as West Ham United entertain Fulham.

It is a return to one of his former clubs for Fulham boss Scott Parker, who played over 100 times for West Ham in the Premier League between 2007-2011.

During his time at the then Upton Park, Parker won the Hammers’ player of the year award three times in a row, but there will be no sentiment upon his return to the east end as Cottagers manager.

Fulham picked up their first win of the Premier League season last time out with victory over fellow strugglers West Brom, with the valuable three points lifting them out of the relegation zone.

As for West Ham, they can be pleased with recent form having faced some tough opposition and were unlucky to lose to current Champions Liverpool in their last game.

Points picked up against Manchester City, Spurs, Leicester and Wolves in recent weeks will give Hammers boss David Moyes confidence that they can get the job done against a Fulham side who haven’t won away at West Ham since an FA Cup tie in 2004 – in the Premier League, that run stretches back a further three years to 2001.

If Fulham are to secure a rare win on the road in East London they will have to do so without at least four first team stars.

Aboubakar Kamara is suspended and won’t play, whereas Kenny Tete, Josh Onomah and Terence Kongolo are all ruled out with injury.

Mario Lemina will be subject of a late fitness test ahead of the clash but is rated 50-50 to feature.

West Ham’s injury issues lay solely with Michail Antonio. The forward has been key in the Hammers’ upturn in form in recent months, but he will sit out this game with Fulham with a thigh injury.

Sebastien Haller will likely be called upon to replace Antonio up front – the club’s record signing has just a single goal in 6 games this season so far.

West Ham v Fulham is an 8pm kick off at the London Stadium on Saturday 7th November.

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