Saturday, January 13, 2007

England Prem Preview: West Ham United-Fulham

It's East London versus West London as West Ham and Fulham square off at Upton Park on Saturday in Premiership action. Both these sides are in the running to sign Russian midfielder Alexei Smertin during the January transfer window, however the three points are what each club will be looking for this weekend. Home Comforts After being destroyed by Reading last weekend, West Ham will be glad to return to the comforts of home. The club's collective belief in avoiding the drop would not have been helped by the 6-0 defeat to Steve Coppell's side, but even though they must improve on their away form, Alan Curbishley must believe now that West Ham's survival will depend on their home form as much as anything else. This weekend's fixture represents a huge opportunity for the three points.

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