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Fulham v West Ham preview

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen is expected to ring the changes ahead of West Ham's visit to Craven Cottage following the heavy defeat against Hull last weekend.

Elsad Zverotic, Giorgos Karagounis and Hugo Rodallega are all among those mooted to be at risk of being dropped from the side.

Scott Parker could return in midfield alongside Steve Sidwell, while there is also a place in attack for Darren Bent with Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov still out with an injury.

Meanwhile West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will be without any recognised central defenders for their trip to fellow strugglers Fulham on New Year's Day.

James Tomkins was forced off early in the 3-3 draw with West Brom with a groin injury and joins fellow defenders James Collins (groin) and Winston Reid (ankle) on the sidelines, although midfielder Ravel Morrison could return.

Andy Carroll is back in training following a long-term heel injury but is not in contention whilst Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder), Stewart Downing (calf) and Mladen Petric (thigh) all miss out.