Fulham will hand late fitness tests to Dimitar Berbatov and to Adel Taarabt. The Fulham boss recalls the likes of Scott Parker and Sascha Riether, whilst Damien Duff and Alexander Kacaniklic could also earn starts having missed out at the KC Stadium.
The Hammers make the trip to the Cottage for a crucial London derby with a defence ravaged by injury. James Tomkins was the latest casualty having been forced off with a groin problem in the 3-3 draw with West Brom. Both he and James Collins are unlikely to feature and with Winston Reid still sidelined, Sam Allardyce could be forced to field four full-backs in defence.
Up front, Modibo Maïga may well get the nod following his strike against the Baggies, ousting Carlton Cole to the bench.