Moyes looking to move above Man United
It has been a truly bizarre week for Premier League football, with many unpredictable results. As early pacesetters Manchester City and Tottenham continue to slide, others, such as Aston Villa, are positioning themselves to contest the top positions.
Such has been the fluctuations in results, it’s easy to conclude that fixture congestion and fatigue are playing their part in the musical chairs nature of the league. So, West Ham travels to Fulham tomorrow with the possibility of moving ahead of Manchester United and into 6th place.
Clearly, we have to win the game, which won’t be an easy task against a Fulham team that has recently put five goals past Nottingham Forest. However, there is a genuine opportunity for David Moyes‘ men, who must put fatigue to one side and win. The Hammers’ gaffer alluded to squad rotation in his pre-match presser, and it’s clear that he’s a manager who rotates less than most.
As a result, I’d expect most managers to change under normal circumstances, but I doubt Moyes will. I’d expect something approaching a full-strength team to start against Craven Cottage, but players will tire. If we get it right, we could be 6th and level on points with Tottenham, which would be a remarkable achievement.