Manager David Moyes has given his West Ham players two days off to recuperate.
After losing 5-0, Moyes feels his side are jaded and may need a bit of a refresher.
"I think the carry over from the game, we used up too much energy in midweek," Moyes stated post-game on his team's drop-off in effort and quality levels.
“We weren't able to get ourselves back. Another Thursday fixture, Fulham had a Wednesday fixture. No excuse for the result but it played a part in it."
“I'm struggling to do it with the time," he added on squad rotation.
“We just can't do it with the scheduling we've got.
"Lucas Paqueta's been carrying a bit of an injury, there's been illness in the camp that we've had to suffer through for the last day or two."