There’s no escaping the fact that Fulham have been the worst team in the Premier League this season.
Even with Claudio Ranieri arriving to replace Slavisa Jokanovic, the squad doesn’t look equipped to finish above one other side in the top flight, let alone the three required in order to ensure safety come May.
Perhaps Ranieri will get to spend money during the January transfer window and the fact that a disjointed Manchester United could put four goals past them last weekend highlights the size of the task facing the Italian.
Fulham have another stiff test this weekend and it looks to be the wrong time to be facing a West Ham side who have won three on the bounce and are scoring bundles of goals.
Marko Arnautovic might be out injured but Felipe Anderson and Robert Snodgrass are delivering the goods from wide positions, with Lucas Perez getting game time along with Javier Hernandez.
West Ham have scored three goals in each of their past three encounters and will feel confident of plundering more against a Cottagers side who have only won two of their sixteen top flight encounters.
Fulham don’t really do clean sheets although they’re attack-minded as demonstrated when beating Southampton 3-2 during Ranieri’s first game in charge and we can back a Hammers win and both teams to find the net here.