Opposition View: Fulham need goals and points, it’s as simple as that!

West Ham United vs Fulham Barclays Premier League 01/09/2012 Miaden Petric of Fulham and Winston Reid of West Ham.

Struggling Fulham need all the points they can get. Meanwhile the Hammers are flying high. Ahead of this weekend’s clash between the two clubs, Olivia Elliott caught up with Fulham fan Joshua Sewell.

Who would you consider the best player is for West Ham? 

Michail Antonio for sure! He is such a fast and strong player. He always seems to score against us but hopefully we can stop him this time. 

What do you think West Hams strengths and weaknesses are?

I think you are much stronger defensively compared to previous years. The midfield of Rice and Soucek look very tough to break down but also moving forwards they have the pace and strength to strive for goal. 

I wouldn’t say West Ham have any “weaknesses” as such, but it would be interesting to see if you sign a striker following Haller’s departure as you have been linked with many different players. 

How do you think Fulham will get on this season?

It all depends if we sign a striker. If we do, 17th and if we don’t, 18th-19th. Simple as that really.

What player for Fulham should opposing teams watch out for? 

Ademola Lookman, he’s so skilful and a good player to watch. He always seems to have a few tricks and creativity up his sleeve hopefully he pulls them out against you! 

How impressed are you with Scott Parker?

I am pleasantly surprised with how well he has done; he is a great man-manager and the players respect and trust him.

Do you think you will stay up this season?

Only if we sign a striker. It’s so important to us signing a striker as we are really lacking upfront so need a striker as soon as possible.

How exciting are the redevelopment’s at Craven Cottage?

Very exciting! It is stylish yet fits in with the traditional stands at Craven Cottage. I’m a fan of the rooftop swimming pool too!

Lookman is a great player but how did you feel when he missed the penalty in the 98th minute against us?

I’m still upset with that to be honest. It was a point dropped and that can be the difference between relegation and survival. 

What are your score predictions for Fulham v West Ham?

I’ll say 2-2, Antonio to get two and Lookman and Loftus-Cheek to score for us. 

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